Sun Microsystems Releases Sun Java System Instant Messaging

Apr 01, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. has announced the latest version of Sun Java System Instant Messaging, a component of Sun Java Communications Suite. With this latest release, Sun is supporting the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), a protocol approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an Internet standard for instant messaging and presence technologies. In addition, Sun Java System Instant Messaging includes new privacy controls, improvements in usability, and new partnerships to enhance the offering.

XMPP is intended to facilitate interoperability across instant messaging and real-time, presence-based applications, as well as facilitating third-party integration. Using XMPP, Sun Java System Instant Messaging can help customers protect their communications infrastructure investments by enabling the software to be customized to meet business requirements.

Sun is working with Clique Communications, a provider of video communication and collaboration tools to integrate Sun Java System Instant Messaging with Clique Video Messenger. Clique offers modular, component-based solutions that are interoperable across mobile and wireline networks. Customers using Sun Java System Instant Messaging along with Clique Video Messenger, will now be able to incorporate video calling into their communication infrastructure.

The new release of Sun Java System Instant Messaging is designed to help customers address the issues of privacy and regulatory compliance with privacy controls and partner integrations. Access permissions and a set of privacy profile controls enable users to control information about their presence and availability. Integration between Sun Java System Instant Messaging and ArcMentor offers customers the ability to securely archive, monitor, retrieve, and analyze instant messaging content including both message body and transferred files.