Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) April 10, 2008 -- Comvigo, a leader in Internet security and filtering applications, announced the release of the new version of IM Lock Enterprise. The new Windows Vista-capable version of the award-winning IM Lock Enterprise gives IT departments an unprecedented level of remote access for controlling Internet filtering and blocking functions. With IM Lock Enterprise, IT departments can manage a global company's Internet security for instant messenger (IM) applications and web content filtering from any web connection in the world.
Previous versions of IM Lock Enterprise worked via settings in a shared folder on the same network. The new version of IM Lock Enterprise breaks new ground in Internet security by removing this restriction and allowing shared settings on a web server. The result is an easy-to-manage Internet security solution accessible from virtually anywhere on the planet.
"With the new IM Lock Enterprise, Comvigo has given IT departments one of the most versatile Internet security tools ever released," says Comvigo Senior Account Manager James Tanner. "IM Lock Enterprise offers complete single-point Internet control for even a global network of offices, all without external hardware or firewall configurations."
IM Lock Enterprise leverages the capabilities of the Internet to provide IT departments with access to every networked company computer, regardless of whether or not the station is within a single LAN or WAN. Capable of simultaneously protecting multiple banks of unconnected computers, IM Lock Enterprise can be configured and controlled from any web connection, saving businesses time and money by preventing employee access to online time wasters such as IM chatting and file sharing.
When left unchecked, employee Internet usage also introduces countless potential security threats into the network from peer-to-peer applications, streaming media, chat websites, and file transfer via IM applications. With customizable blocking of applications and websites, IM Lock Enterprise can handle any security need while preventing employees from wasting valuable company time on the Internet. "While IM Lock offers one of the most encompassing instant message blocking capabilities available, it also acts as a complete Internet security suite," Tanner says. "IM Lock protects business from wasted time and malicious threats that come with specific websites, objectionable content, games, streaming media, as well as IM applications."
IM Lock Enterprise can streamline business IT budgets by reducing travel expenses and minimizing the need for on-site IT staff across several locations. With unprecedented remote access, Internet security management can be consolidated to a single computer across an entire territory for mobile field agents, geographically-distant offices, or computers not on the same network. IM Lock Enterprise also allows for customized settings in each location, ensuring that every computer has a specific securit