Instant Technologies Announces Entry into Instant Messaging Chat Archiving and Compliance Market with Acquisition of IMtegrity
Instant Technologies Addresses Compliance Requirements for Instant Messaging
Instant Technologies an award winning enterprise instant messaging (IM) solutions provider today announced that it has finalized a definitive agreement to acquire the IMtegrity chat archiving technologies. With the acquisition of the IMtegrity technology, Instant Technologies now offers customers a proven instant messaging archiving solution to help financial services, government agencies, healthcare and other regulated industries manage their Instant Messaging applications. By utilizing IMtegrity, companies can work towards conforming to the latest regulatory standards such as those laid out by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA) or the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA).
"Regulatory compliance is one of the greatest issues facing companies today. With IMtegrity for IBM Lotus Instant Messaging (IBM Lotus Sametime), Instant Technologies brings to market a product that helps IBM customers address this need," said Michael Loria, IBM Lotus Director of Advanced Collaboration. "We are pleased to see that IMtegrity archives conversations from the IBM Lotus Instant Messaging connect clients, IBM Lotus Notes 6.5/IBM Lotus Instant Messaging interface but also instant messages sent from within the rich instant messaging environment of the recently announced IBM Lotus Workplace Team Collaboration 1.1 product."
"With the addition of the IMtegrity chat archiving solution to the Instant Technologies product family, Instant can now provide customers with a comprehensive set of products that allow individuals to increase their productivity while enabling organizations to address the important requirements around Instant Messaging regulatory compliance", said Peyton McManus, President Instant Technologies, "We believe this acquisition is of great benefit to existing IMtegrity customers, and an important element in Instant Technologies overall enterprise instant messaging strategy".
IMtegrity enables customers to audit and log instant message sessions so they can definitively know who says what, what was promised and when, and the length of each IM session. Additionally, you can authenticate and identify anonymous AOL screen names and match them to real user names from your LDAP directory and notify AOL chat parties with corporate disclaimer text (inbound and outbound messages).
Further details on IMtegrity and Instant Technologies can be found at http://www.imtegrity.com and http://www.instant-tech.com.
ABOUT INSTANT TECHNOLOGIES
Located in Beverly, MA, Instant Technologies (www.instant-tech.com) is a privately held software company dedicated to extending the software functionality commonly associated with real-time, collaborative ("RTC") technologies. Instant is the 2003 IBM Lotus Beacon Award Winner and winner of the e-Pro Magazine readers choice Apex Award.