SAS 70

Jul 4 2008   12:30PM GMT

To IM or not to IM is the question? – SAS70

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

Yahoo Messenger, Googletalk, and AIM Messenger instant messaging services are frequently used by employees today for work and social networking. Less than 10% of companies today have policies and those that do have policies do not enforce them. Many SAS70 audits find installation of instant messaging software within corporate environments and that it may cause introduction of malicious coding or cause loss of sensitive data. Therefore, should IM security software be standard installation – whether in the form of email and internet security tools, appliances, or third-party hosted solutions. IM security software would protect against incoming Trojan horses/viruses and detect outgoing data loss by using content filtering; logging and archiving all IM messages, and ensure compliance with company policy. Are you using IM security software protection? If so, which one and is it on a third-party hosted platform? Have you found it to be effective?

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