IM Security for Microsoft for Business Server

Instant protection for instant communications


A growing number of companies are using Skype for Business to connect employees, partners, and customers in real time. While live communication improves productivity, it also presents a new opportunity for cybercriminals to work more quickly, spreading malware, luring victims to malicious sites, and stealing data in a flash. The risk is compounded when communications are federated with partners and customers whose security is outside your control.

Trend Micro IM Security provides threat and data protection for Microsoft
Skype for Business servers. Top-rated malware and URL filtering block phishing messages and malicious file transfers. Built-in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) controls the sharing of sensitive data. Minimise your risk exposure with messaging content filters that warn users of unprofessional behavior. This real-time security solution also helps you avoid conflicts of interest with communication controls to enforce blocks or ethical walls. Its managed centrally with single-sign on and role-based access to minimise administration time. 

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Protection Points

  • IM server

Threat Protection

  • Malware
  • Web threats
  • Zero-day threats
  • Phishing
  • Data loss
  • Inappropriate content
  • Conflict of interest

Key Benefits

  • Blocks dangerous messages before they reach users
  • Filters malware from file transfers
  • Simplifies compliance with DLP
  • Keeps instant communications professional with content filtering
  • Avoids conflicts of interest and protects privacy by creating ethical walls
  • Lowers administration time and cost 



Key Advantages

Advanced malware and ransomware protection:

  • Powered by the Trend MicroTM Smart Protection NetworkTM, which uses big data analysis and a vast army of threat sensors to provide the latest security intelligence
  • Detects and blocks messages and file transfers containing malware or links to malicious websites
  • Reduces risk with file type filtering
  • Uses both traditional and signature-independent detection technology
  • Instantly scans messages for unprofessional conduct such as harassments or profanity, and warns users to minimise risk

Compliance and Control

  • Helps meet compliance requirements for GDPR, PCI DSS, NIST 800-53, FedRamp, HIPAA/HITECH, SANS Top 20, ISO27002, and more
  • Includes Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to log or quarantine files containing sensitive data
  • Comprises 200 built-in DLP templates that enable global organisations to easily set up regional compliance policies
  • Builds communication blocks or ethical walls between certain groups to relegate how groups can communicate with others
  • Enables administrators to place limits on chat messages , instant meetings, and voice or video calls

Lower Administration

  • Streamlines group policy definition by leveraging Active Directory and SIP Domains
  • Provides enterprise-wide visibility with scheduled and real-time reports
  • Simplifies management with local or remote installation, single sign-on, and role-based access
  • Integrates with Trend Micro Control Manager for central visibility, and threat and compliance activity across endpoint, email, web, and collaboration security layers


High Performance, Low Administration 

IM Security is built on the same technologies that make ScanMailTM Suite for MicrosoftTM Exchange an industry leader. Both products deliver powerful protection, optimised performance, and low administration. 

Smart Protection Complete

IM Security is also available with the Smart Protection Complete suite. This centrally managed solution includes XGenTM endpoint security, email security, web security, and collaboration security enabling security layers to work together to stop evolving threats.

System Requirements

Minimum recommended server requirements

  • x64 processor that supports IntelTM Extended Memory 64 technology (Intel EM64T)
  • 512 MB RAM of memory minimum, 1 GB recommended
  • 1 GB of free disk space minimum, 1.5 GB recommended
  • MicrosoftTM WindowsTM Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (64-bit)
  • Standard, Enterprise, or Data Centre editions only
  • Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 (Front End Server)
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (Front End Server)
  • Standard or Enterprise versions

Minimum recommended server requirements

  • MicrosoftTM Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5
  • Web browser that supports frames, such as Microsoft Internet explorer 7.0 or Firefox 3.0 or later
  • .NET framework 3.5 SP1


See ReadMe for the latest system requirements