Solved What LAN Messenger do you use that dont open network ports?

September 18, 2014 at 05:21:46
Specs: Windows 7
Hello, I'm looking LAN messaging software for my business that would not make me open network port, security is the priority for my company. Which software do you use?

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September 18, 2014 at 06:36:57
How do you expect a messaging system to work without using any network ports??

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September 18, 2014 at 08:35:49
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On the lan ports don't matter. This is an invalid concern. Only if you open the ports on the firewall/router do you have concerns.

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September 18, 2014 at 08:38:19
There are internally hosted messaging options that doesn't require external access. I assume that's what you're talking about, because not securing your border and running firewalls on all of the servers is counter-productive.

Cisco has Jabber, and Microsoft has Lync. Neither are cheap.
The Internet suggests the Openfire/spark combo as the free/open source alternative.
I've seen companies use an internal IRC server for interoffice communication.

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September 19, 2014 at 05:42:24
There are some free solutions that do not require a server. Good if you have a small office environment.

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