Open Text, an enterprise software company and provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced the availability of its latest connectivity solution, Open Text SOCKS Client, an enterprise-grade SOCKS V4 and V5 client that assists organizations to secure their enterprise content applications over TCIP/IP networks. SOCKS is an industry standard security protocol that facilitates the routing of network traffic through firewalls and proxy servers. The Open Text SOCKS Client can "socks-enable" enterprise applications without requiring changes to their code. A rules-based engine allows administrators to decide which application traffic should be secured. Open Text SOCKS Client offers support for Windows Vista and 64-bit platforms, authentication through Microsoft Active Directory and Kerberos, and encryption of network traffic using industry-standard GSSAPI.