What are you using for secure IM?

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  1. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    So you need Instant Messaging for your organization, in the office and for remote users. You are not comfortable with AOL-Time Warner (or anyone else) reading and having rights to everything you IM. You need strong crypto to ensure authenticity, integrity, and privacy.

    In my case, I would like offline message delivery, but I do NOT want to store messages ANYWHERE. They need to just go away when the client window is closed.

    What do you guys use?

    I'm looking at Jabber, which can do SSL, but GAIM (the best client for it, with swell windows support) doesn't support that.

    I'm also looking at SILC, which seems real secure and has good GAIM support, but must be run on Linux/BSD. Which is fine, I guess, but Win2K support would be great.

    Zephyr is supported in GAIM, but the server looks to be complicated, and again its *nix only.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    There's a great jabber client called gajim that's written in Python and runs on Windows as long as you install the Windows version of GTK+ (which I believe you need for Gaim as well?). http://www.gajim.org for more info.
     
  3. GoChris

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    Trillian has SSL support, no matter what service you use and you can completely turn off logging.
     
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    jabber here
     
  5. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Well, it only does Jabber but I guess that can be a good thing considering that they shouldn't be using other, insecure services like OSCAR. Thanks ;)
     
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    i actually researched this for my company a few months ago. Most solutions are just outrageously priced. We had an employee create a Jabber cluster that worked with the company LDAP. Definitely the best solution for secure IM on a tight budget!
     
  7. Peyomp

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    SILC is another option. But yeah, thats a good un.
     
  8. Peyomp

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    Decided to go with Jive Sever, and GaJim client for now. Thanks guys ;) Lets have more discussions like these in here.
     
  9. Peyomp

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    GaJim client had DLL problems when running as anyone but SuperUser. Went with GAIM.
     
  10. PeacefulAnarchy

    PeacefulAnarchy You get one for the money, two for the show, three

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    Pedophiles...

    I'm never worried about any of that.
     
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    That's what I use, works great.
     
  12. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    gaim + gaim-encryption plugin = win.

    gaim + gaim-encryption plugin + PGP9 secure messaging proxy = win++
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    If you need to do anything else, just setup transports on the Jabber server. That way you can keep logs of people's conversations on the server if you like ;)
     
  14. Peyomp

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    Worse than pedophiles... lawyers ;)
     
  15. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    at IBM we use Sametime, I believe it is encrypted.
     
  16. Peyomp

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    It would be VERY bad to keep logs of lawyers' conversations. They could be subpoenad.
     
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    Sametime is a great product, especially if you have the Notes Mail backend already in place! we used that when I was with Bayer 6 years ago.
     
  18. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Ah, I see. Seems like a bad idea in general for lawyers to use IM for business, but I guess that's the new thing :dunno:
     

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