The Project SCIM software
is instant messaging
software with a difference. When the
program is started it creates a secure chat window where you
can send encrypted instant messages to your contacts and
friends at any time.
You can download the latest version here.
April 2004: UK Law requires IM logging
UK companies may be "falling foul of corporate accountability regulations by failing to track and archive instant messaging (IM) conversations among workers" according to an article in The Register. Only SCIM Enterprise Edition allows for the secure logging and archiving of IMs. If you need an Enterprise Edition License, you should Upgrade now.
The Register:UK firms must monitor staff IMs
February 2004: SCIM in the news.
An article explaining why you need secure IM from the research
labs at ZDNet/RMIT.
Read it here...
August 29th: SCIM 1.6 and SCIM Pro 1.6 released!
The secure cryptographic instant messenger
that you all know and love has just had its latest launch in two
distinct versions. SCIM 1.6 adds great new features to your chat
sessions such as conversation
archival and embedded
hyperlinks in the chat window.
Download it here now.
SCIM Pro 1.6 uses the same software as SCIM 1.6 on your desktop, but
adds extra features through licensing. By purchasing a license
subscription you will be able to start
conferences (multi-user secure chats) and invite your contacts
into the conference.
You'll also be supporting the ProjectSCIM team so that we can bring you
other enhanced features, which license holders will be automatically
entitled to for the period of their subscription. Non-licensed SCIM
users will still be able to join a secure conference if invited by
someone with a SCIM Pro license.
To purchase a SCIM Pro license, click here.
The ProjectSCIM team is committed to keeping the SCIM edition
of the software free for non-commercial use, and you'll always be able
to enjoy encrypted one-to-one chat free of charge. We enable licensed
features on the server side of the software, so you can be sure that
the desktop client for SCIM edition will always be kept up to date at
the same time as SCIM Pro.
We have done our best to offer the SCIM community a way to get
the power of SCIM for free and allow us to pay our bills. We hope that
this way of licensing will keep us ad-free and online for your use.
We hope you enjoy our new software, and that we can count on your
continued support as we build and improve it.
July 25th: The ProjectSCIM servers have undergone a major hardware
upgrade, to support the ever-growing SCIM community.
There has been near-zero interruption to service, but it has
meant that Peer-to-Peer chat will not be operational while our DNS
transfers take place. Your all-encrypted chat sessions will be via the
ProjectSCIM server during this period, even if you select the P2P
feature. We anticipate that the DNS transfers will take 48 hours, after
which time normal service will be resumed.
Please bear with us while the transfer takes place. Continue
to try using the P2P feature over the next 2 days until you see the
message 'Your conversation is now bypassing the server' after you
select P2P. You must see this message in your chat window to know that
your conversation is P2P.
Thank you, and happy scimming!
Release:: June 17th: Project SCIM version 1.04
finally released and available to the public!
The third release of the software they tried to ban is
primarily a bug fix
and can be downloaded
now completely free for non-commercial use. If you already have a
previous version it is easy to upgrade
to the new version.
ProjectSCIM's launch there have been many articles about
the Project in various on and offline publications.
But what is it? Unlike
other instant messaging systems, all of your messages are completely
encrypted before they leave your computer and only your
friend's computer can decipher the text of the messages!
This means your communications will always be kept secret from your
business competitors, snoopers, even your boss, your co-workers and
your network administrator!
You can now download
the Project SCIM software, completely free for non-commercial use.