Hinsdale, Illinois (PressExposure) January 22, 2009 -- Comvigo, a leader in Internet communication control and security, has announced the release of IM Lock 2009, the latest iteration of the award-winning instant messaging (IM) and Internet control software. IM Lock 2009 offers upgrades over previous versions such as enhanced blocking features, Windows Vista support, and expanded Internet blocking functionality, in addition to the IM Lockâs existing industry-leading features: blocking application/web-based IM communications, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, objectional content, and more.
âIM Lock 2009 represents the latest evolution in Internet control technology,â states James P. Tanner, Senior Account Manager at Comvigo. âBy taking the existing IM Lock technology and offering greater functionality and Windows Vista compatibility in a cost-effective package, IM Lock 2009 truly is the most flexible, most complete, and most affordable Internet control technology available.â
Available in Enterprise, Professional, and Home versions, IM Lock 2009 allows businesses, universities, and home users to quickly and easily control Internet usage without technical knowledge or on-site engineers for installation. Designed specifically to work with networks between 10 and 200 computers, IM Lock 2009 installs and configures within minutes and blocks more types of Internet usage than costlier competitors, including:
Â· IM communications (AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Google, ICQ, and more) Â· P2P sharing (BitTorrent, Gnutella, Galaxy, FileTopia, Kazaa, Limewire, and more) Â· Streaming media (Real Media, Quicktime, Windows Media)
In addition, IM Lock 2009 can block Skype, blogs, games, pornographic content, and much more. This all-encompassing blocking allows employees and students to stay focused on their work, and the home version gives parents control over potentially harmful or illegal content - all while protecting networks from viruses and hacking.
âCompanies lose nearly $800 billion in wasted time due to online distractions - but IM Lock 2009 can prevent that loss. With IM Lock 2009, employees donât have access to distractions, dropping bandwidth expenses and increasing overall user efficiency,â says Tanner. âAlso, IM Lock 2009 offers another layer of network security from viruses and hackers, providing complete Internet control with an entry point that is much more affordable than most business solutions.â
IM Lock 2009 allows for administrator customization, including timed blocking, specific website blocking, and password protected enabling/disabling. These features, combined with IM Lockâs immense functionality, are just part of the reason why IM Lock has garnered recognition from SoftPix, Soft3K, and AllApp, in addition to usage in more than 50 countries around the world.
Trial versions of IM Lock 2009 Enterprise, Professional, and Home editions are available at Comvigoâs IM Lock 2009 website [http://www.imlock2009.com] [http://www.imlock2009.com].