Sigaba Announces Secure Instant Messaging 1.2

San Mateo, CA — October 14, 2003 — The most technologically advanced secure instant messaging system today reached a new level of sophistication, as Secure Data in Motion, dba Sigaba®, the leading provider of secure message management solutions, announced version 1.2 of Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging. Adding to the already-robust feature set, Sigaba announced several unique capabilities, including a digital signature service and the world’s first embeddable secure IM applet. With these capabilities, enterprise customers bring compelling value to their clients.

Sigaba Secure IM enables use of instant messaging in innovative ways for competitive advantage. Its unique embeddable Secure IM applet enables organizations to transform the nature of high-volume customer care centers. By clicking on an embedded secure instant messaging applet in a statement, trade confirmation or other secure message, customers can connect with the call center and resolve problems instantly, and both sides have a full transcript of the conversation. Representatives can handle more calls simultaneously, at much lower cost than phone, and can view the same document simultaneously with the customer.

Like Sigaba Secure Email and Sigaba Secure Statements, Sigaba Secure IM includes the ability to interoperate seamlessly with all of the major authentication mechanisms and e-mail applications. And, it utilizes federated authentication to connect multiple trusted vendors.

Joel Friedman, CISSP, chief security officer of DataPipe, said: “After exhaustively testing the limited secure IM solutions on the market and walking away dissatisfied, I was pleasantly surprised by Sigaba. Built on a secure and redundant authentication and key storage mechanism, the Secure IM server seamlessly integrated into our Active Directory layout. Now our users’ buddy lists reflect our directory defined departments, and our users are able to login with their domain credentials. Best of all, it’s cross platform…we no longer have to wait for the latest patch to overcome interoperability issues between clients. A single secure client with working file transfers (even when NAT’ed) and antivirus scanning, nonrepudiation, and encrypted transcripts. Finally, it’s all in one package.”

Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging 1.2 is the single most comprehensive secure instant messaging solution on the market. The product includes all of the standard features, such as one-to-one messaging and group chat, robust authentication, end-to-end encryption, transcription, auditing, archival, indexing and rapid retrieval capabilities. It additionally features the following:

– Authentication adapters (enabling SAML compliance) for all major authentication systems;
– Federated authentication option with multiple trust points;
– “Chat Anywhere’ option enables secure communication with anyone, anywhere, without special recipient-side software through the embeddable Secure IM applet;
– Single integrated platform for secure messaging, enabling easy yet safe exchange of sensitive information across open networks; and
– Secure communication solution integrates into existing security infrastructure, with no need for synchronization or credential management.

“Sigaba has taken two bold steps toward helping people work better, and work better together,” said Steve Weissman, president of Kinetic Information LLC, a leading management consulting and industry analyst firm focused on technology’s business value. “By supporting federated authentication, Sigaba is enabling customers to leverage existing infrastructures both inside and outside of their own organizations, and is minimizing the need for redundant technology and duplicative spending. And by providing secure instant messaging both as a product and an applet, Sigaba is enabling the kinds of multi-dimensional interactions organizations need to attract and retain customers.”

Sigaba’s advanced, innovative security product architecture is FIPS certified and based on industry-recognized open standards such as SAML, XML, SRP, AES and more. It is the first and only secure messaging system that is built around a next-generation federated authentication architecture. And, with Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging 1.2, as with all Sigaba products, authentication adaptors are available for all of the major methods in use by organizations worldwide, including LDAP, Novell eDirectory, MS Active Directory, Kerberos, RADIUS, NT4 LAN Manager and Lotus Domino.

Availability and Pricing

Pricing for Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging starts at only $40K; this includes the Secure IM clients as well as the Sigaba Key and Authentication Services—everything needed to secure instant messaging raveling over wired and wireless networks.

For more information, please visit http://www.sigaba.com/products/datasheets/index.html or contact a local sales office http://www.sigaba.com/company/contact.html.

ABOUT SIGABA
Secure Data in Motion Inc., dba Sigaba, is the leading provider of secure message management solutions, including e-mail, instant messaging and document delivery, for the enterprise market. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company was recently named by SC Magazine and CIO Magazine as the “Company to Watch.” Sigaba Secure E-mail, Sigaba Secure Statements and Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging are the most flexible, easy-to-use solutions for securing all corporate, financial services, healthcare and government communications over the Internet and wireless networks. The company’s Liberty-enabled and SAML-compliant standards-based solutions support next generation messaging; secure messages can be sent to virtually anyone, anywhere, without requiring users to download special software. Sigaba (sï-g??-ba) takes its name from the SIGABA encryption machine, used by the U.S. during and after World War II. It was the only device of its kind that was never compromised by the enemy. Additional information about Sigaba can be found at http://www.sigaba.com or by calling 1-800-475-8226.




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