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AOL Adds IM Encryption

Businesses will be able to add extra security to instant messaging. America Online has shored up its enterprise messaging products, adding the ability to encrypt messages, files, and chat sessions over its network, which can then be logged and audited. The enhancements to the company’s enterprise messaging tools, announced Monday, are aimed at giving companies greater control over instant messaging use. The encryption capabilities are incorporated into the new 5.2 version of AOL’s Instant Messenger client and into its AIM Enterprise Gateway 2.0. The encryption is enabled when users click on an option in the AIM client, prompting the deployment of a digital certificate from AOL using technology from VeriSign. Full Story

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