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VeriSign Expects Big Things From AOL Deal
AOL announced two weeks ago the release of an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) gateway that allows enterprises to better administer employee IM with logging, control and reporting features. Security, the other big barrier to enterprise IM adoption, will be added some time next year, most likely in the first quarter.
"We're optimistic that the deal will lead to broader adoption of our services inside the enterprise," VeriSign VP of corporate technology strategy Mahi de Silva "It's an important milestone." He estimated that the deal could lead to millions of additional installed seats. AOL estimates that about 60% of enterprises already use AIM.