IM Server Vendors
Introduction Within the next few weeks, ServerWatch will offer links to reviews of instant messaging servers. For those not yet clear on the basics of instant messaging servers, we offer this overview compiled from articles previously published on CrossNodes.
Be low is a list of key and rising IM vendors in the corporate space.
Vendor: 2WAY Corporation Product:
2Way Interactive Messaging
OS(s): Win 98, 2000, NT Browser(s): Microsoft IE Security Support: SSL www.2way.com/index-InteractiveMessaging.html Description: Provides a multitier, secure, and administered IM environment; allows self-documented conversations, graphic feedback polls via private corpo rate networks in real time. Vendor: divine, Inc. Product:
OS(s): Win 98, 2000, NT; Solaris Browser(s): Microsoft IE; Netscape Security Support: LDAP www.divine.com/so/interact_new/interact-3-1.asp Description: Secure, centrally managed collaboration t ool; combines chat and IM capabilities. Vendor: Ecrio Product:
Rich Instant Messaging Platform OS(s): Microsoft Windows Browser(s): Microsoft IE; Netscape Security Support: SSL; WTSL www.ecrio.com/rimp.shtml Description: Client/server solution; addresses quality of service, integration, sec urity, mobility/location, and personalization; range of client applications for phones, PDAs, and PCs to communicate with the soluti on”s carrier- grade messaging server. Vendor: Ezenia, Inc. Product: InfoWorkSpace OS(s): Win 2000, NT; Solaris Browser(s): Microsoft IE; Netscape Security Support: SSL; PKI www.ezenia.com/products/iws.cfm Description: Secure virtual workspace for team collaboration; users meet in vi rtual buildings and rooms via the Internet; real-time communication; IM, whiteboarding, screen sharing, and text chat collaboration tools. Vendor: FaceTime Communications Product: Instant Message Director OS(s): Configura tion dependent www.facetime.com/products/imddirector.htm Description: Standards-based IM business communication server; manages enterprise IM traffic; offers IM client-to-client interop erability with AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and public IM networks; Industry Solution Packs can be integrated with different IM Applicati on Modules to create customized solution. Vendor: iPlanet Product: iPlanet Portal Server Instant Col laboration Pack OS(s): Win NT; Solaris Browser(s): Microsoft IE; Netscape Navigator Security Support: SSL; LDAP www.iplanet.com/products/iplanet_portal_icp /home_portal_icp.html Description: Enables portal users across the extended enterprise to collaborate instantly and securely; pr ovides IM, chat, alerting, and file-sharing capabilities. Vendor: Jabber, Inc. Product: Jabber Commu nications Platform (JCP) OS(s): Win 95, 98, 2000, NT Browser(s): Microsoft IE; Netscape Navigator Security Support: SSL www.jabber.com/about/contact.shtml Description: Software plat form for IM and presence- enabled applications and services. Built around the XML- based Jabber open protocol, JCP delivers an engin e on which service providers, enterprises, and software developers can create custom IM, VoIP and other collaborative solutions; its core is a streaming XML switch, allowing the dynamic routing of XML traffic between desktop clients, mobile devices, or voice serve rs. Vendor: Lotus Development Product: Sametime Family; Sametime Everyplace OS(s): Win 95 , 98, 2000, NT Browser(s): Microsoft IE; Netscape Navigator www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/sametime Description: Supports communication through secure text messaging, audio and video, or full collaborative meetings; the product family includes the Sametime server, the Sametime Connect client, and a range of applicatio n developer tools; Sametime Everyplace allows wireless phone, PDA and other wireless device users to IM “buddies” logged into Lotus IM networks. Vendor: Stradacon Product: Pulsar Instant Messaging OS(s): Win 95, 98, NT Br owser(s): Microsoft IE www.stradacon.com/pulsar/ Description: The Pul sar Instant Messaging System provides instant online communication; messages scroll across a marquee on the desktop so users can see their messages while using other applications. Vendor: WiredRed Software, Inc. Product: e/pop Alert OS(s): Win 95, 98, NT; NetWare Browser(s): Microsoft IE Security Support: RC4 encryption www.wiredred.com/epop_alert_instant_messaging.html Description: A one-way I M and presence client for the Windows platform; offers complete network support and an extensive range of security and customization options.