Posted by: Peter Quirk | November 4, 2008

New thin client for Second Life offers slim pickings for the secure enterprise

Living up to its clever name, the new SLim™ client from Linden Lab and Vivox doesn’t work with my corporate firewall. I can’t even login from work, though it works just fine from home. You’d think that the designers of this product would try to address the very real issues that corporate users have complained about for years in the standard client by designing something that uses HTTP protocols on standard ports. I’d be happy if they separated text and voice chat into separate modules so that the security folks who are rightly worried about VoIP security and spoofing can block that while allowing text chat which is amenable to compliance analysis.

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