Sybari offers security for IM, SharePoint

New products aimed at collaboration environments

Sybari Software today added Antigen 8.0 for Microsoft SharePoint and Antigen 8.0 for Instant Messaging, two antivirus, antispam, and content-filtering security software products for enterprise environments.

"Both of these products fit into new environments in many IT shops," said Joe Licari, director of product management for Sybari. Antigen 8.0 for Microsoft SharePoint is designed for companies using Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server to link with vendors, customers, and co-workers by sharing documents and other business intelligence, said Licari. "As companies rely on products like Microsoft SharePoint, the need to secure this resource becomes mission-critical," he said. The same is true of Antigen 8.0 for IM, he said. "Instant messaging is being used by many departments even without IT's knowledge. This product is designed to allow IT managers to secure that asset without damaging the productivity offered by instant messaging," he said.

The new version of Antigen 8.0 for Microsoft SharePoint includes enhanced incident reporting, keyword scanning within documents and Hot Upgrade capabilities. The new version of Antigen 8.0 for IM includes support for Microsoft Live Communication Server 2005, the ability to perform content scanning within documents, and enhanced scan engine update technology. IM has become one of the most important tools for both personal and business communications, said Licari.  According to Osterman Research, 90 percent of organizations report that their users access IM applications.  

The new products are available immediately. Pricing depends on network size and configuration, said company officials.

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