IM Auditor 2
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FaceTime Communications IM Auditor lets IT managers seize control of the IM traffic in their networks, although it would be much easier to implement if it had automated deployment capabilities.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // IM Auditor 2.0, like most management products, is purchased for security needs and policies, rather than for raw return on investment. Over the long haul, its ROI can best be estimated in the IM attacks it thwarts. PROS // Easy to install; solid management tools. CONS // IT managers must write log-in scripts or touch every client machine to install IM Auditor. FaceTime Communications Inc., Foster City, Calif.; (650) 574-1600; www.facetime.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The immediate effect on the bottom line is relatively minimal because IM Auditor 2.0 costs relatively little to deploy. However, installing it on large networks could be very time-consuming.