Instant Messaging Archiving & Controls

Making the public IM private

Cyberoam’s IM Archiving and Control limits communication and file transfer over IM, preventing data leakage, phishing, malware, viruses, Trojans, worms, botnets and other malicious attacks.

Cyberoam’s Instant Messaging Controls implement Layer 8 Identity-based policies to control access to IM applications like Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. It offers granular logs and reports, providing visibility and archiving facility that meet regulatory compliance requirements.

Feature Feature Description Benefit
Layer 8 Identity-based Policies

Controls who chats with whom through whitelists and blacklists

Blocks chat conversations

Sets rules to prevent users from chatting with specific users or domains

Enhances security and productivity

Converts unsecured public IM akin to secure private IM

Controls File Transfer, Voice, Video Chat

Identity- and group-based policies to control:

  • File transfer
  • Voice chat
  • Video chat
Prevents malware entry, viruses, worms
Filters Conversations Keyword-based chat filtering, Eg. Social Security and Credit Card Numbers, etc. Data Leakage Prevention

Ensures safe chatting in schools and libraries, meeting CIPA requirements
Application Security Enables virus scanning over IM Enhances Application Security
IM Archiving and Reporting

Archives IM activity


Layer 8 Identity-based logs and reports for audit and forensics

Reports based on time, users, keywords used in chat

Custom alerts

Choice of report availability with on-appliance reporting, centralized reporting over CCC and Cyberoam iView

Helps meet regulatory compliance requirements