IBM Sametime 8.5 has many new components that leverage IBM WebSphere and IBM DB2 infrastructures. This paper provides an overview of the security features of the new WebSphere 8.5.2-infrastructure-based offerings along with security-related best practices for the existing components.
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Marlon Machado 100000PEST firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  sametime-8.5.2 security white-paper 3,140 Visits
IBM developerWorks has just published a brand new white paper titled "IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Security Features." The paper was written by Smriti Talwar, our security architect, with Anna Guri from our development team and Jonathan Crissey from our support team. Here's a summary:
Check it out. It's a good read. You can find it here.
Amy Travis 1100006T7G email@example.com Tags:  meetings security design sametime ux 2 Comments 3,753 Visits
I'm about to embark on some design work regarding security models for online meetings. This is an especially fun and challenging design task, since we have many possible options, but presenting them in a straightforward, uncomplicated way to end users can be tricky.
I'd love to hear from some of you regarding which online security capabilities matter most to you, and why. Here are some capabilities that come to mind:
We are excited to announce the availability of Actiance's Vantage Compliance Module for IBM Sametime directly from IBM. Vantage for IBM Sametime software helps organizations protect corporate brand and reputation, ensure ethical practices, and maintain compliance with industry regulations and legislation. Vantage is an industry leading security, management, and compliance solution for unified communications.
IBM and Actiance (formerly known as FaceTime) have been partners for years, but we are now reselling (through both IBM sellers and partners) Vantage for IBM Sametime as well as the brand new Vantage Compliance Module for IBM Connections, providing the perfect social collaboration platform along with security and compliance features beyond native implementations.
Vantage not only helps maintain compliance with government and industry regulations, but also ensures organizations are prepared for eDiscovery requirements. And in today's world where communicating with your partners is as vital as as with colleagues inside your company, security and control around internal and external interaction is absolutely necessitated. And companies need software that provides security where corporate anti-virus software leaves off, protecting at the application level. Some of the features from Vantage for IBM Sametime that support these requirements include :
Additional information can be found at the following ibm.com pages:
Vantage for IBM Connections - http://bit.ly/pb9I9a
Vantage for IBM Sametime - http://bit.ly/qxhsNn
Announcement : http://tinyurl.com/3p5oevl
Jacques Pavlenyi 1000002W2A firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  communications compliance ibm-connections security ibm-sametime actiance unified 3,637 Visits
Before announcing back at Lotusphere 2011 a new compliance solution for IBM Connections, Actiance had been an active IBM Sametime business partner for some time, specifically with their Actiance Vantage for Sametime solution. The addition of IBM Connections to the Actiance Vantage family continues to generate news, with The VAR Guy publishing an August 9 story on Actiance's plans to build a U.S. channel for its compliance software: "The VAR Guy: Social Media Compliance Vendor Builds U.S. Channel".
The collaboration between Actiance and IBM, including integration with Sametime and Connections, is highlighted:
Lisa D Harris 0600018H1K LHARRIS2@US.IBM.COM Tags:  super_bowl uc unified bp-tuesday ls11 ucoms communications unified-communications lotusphere-2011 security solutions 4 Comments 4,632 Visits
#LS11 #UCOMS #SuperBowl
I'm still playing catch up from Lotusphere (maybe next weekend, after some of the adrenaline subsides I'll play "rest up") but I wanted to pop in here for a quick blog post. WOWWW. That was an amazingly insanely fantastic Lotusphere experience. Thanks to all of you!
I know I'm a Lotus Geek because I'm watching the Super Bowl tomorrow because Sametime is there! I'm a Dolphin Fan. They aren't there.
For those of you that were not at Lotusphere that are loyal blog readers, Sametime has gone Social and is going to the Super Bowl The very beginning of the closing session was a demo of Sametime being utilized at the Superbowl for real time security communications. This is a clear example that Sametime or UCC is the "Action" in a Social Network.
Imagine the challenge of keeping over 100,000 people safe with a vast array of emergency teams ready to respond and take action at one of the most popular events of the year. You need a real time communications system to take action right now and reach the right person and get the right response.
This is a social network with real implications. Traditionally you have multiple agencies operating on different systems and on different radio frequencies. We bring these disparate systems together with a solution called Radio Connect from UnifiedEdge based on IBM Sametime Standard.
UnifiedEdge's RadioConnect for Sametime has been successfully deployed as a permanent technology component in the Joint Emergency Operations Center at the City of Fort Worth, Texas reaching tens of thousands of workers. And this Sunday - it is being used to bring together 60 different agencies on multiple radio frequencies in the most important game in American Football – the Super Bowl.
For more from Lotusphere on where we are headed, check out the Sametime at Lotusphere Podcast with Caleb Barlow, on LiveStream. And when I can find the stream video of the very opening of the closing, I'll post here as a response.