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Re: Edge appliance (firewall) that filters/monitors/records instant messenger?
From: "Paul D. Robertson" <paul () compuwar net>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 10:47:51 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 5 Dec 2008, Victor Williams wrote:

I am looking at different technologies to address the constant and 
ever-changing instant messenger issue.  At this point, I'm looking at 
two options really...block everything at the firewall except incoming 
VPN connections, and use a proxy server for any required outgoing 
internet access, and use an internal IM/conferencing service like Office 
Communications Server 2007 that can hook to public IM networks if needed...

If you're working with primarily Windows clients then Softwre Restriction 
Policies are your friend.  If you're in an AD environment, then doing it 
through AD is the way to go, otherwise through local policies on each 

If they can't execute the client, it can't talk out- problem solved.  

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