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Secure Communications with Jabber

Peter Saint-Andre, Executive Director, XMPP Standards Foundation

Track: Security
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: D137-138

Although Jabber/XMPP technologies are known as the open alternative for real-time communication, their security characteristics are less familiar. Yes, Jabber provides high security for organizations and individuals alike. Companies can run their own Jabber servers behind the firewall, federate with select partners and suppliers, or open communication to the entire Jabber network (including Google Talk, Live Journal Talk, and many other public services).

In addition, channel encryption and strong authentication can be required for all connections. The XMPP Standards Foundation provides cost-free digital certificates to Jabber server administrators through its own intermediate certification authority.

The Jabber network is so far free of spam, viruses, and other malware. And there is an active effort underway to build robust end-to-end encryption features into popular Jabber clients and code libraries. Why use insecure technologies like the consumer instant messaging services when you can use open, secure technologies like Jabber?