Gartner Research

Security Policies for Skype

Published: 21 April 2010

ID: G00175715

Analyst(s): John Pescatore, Lawrence Orans


Many business executives are attempting to justify the use of Skype, which places pressure on security professionals to define Skype security policies. Here, we recommend three security policies (high, medium and low) for mitigating Skype's risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Risks of Skype
  • Mitigating Security Risk
  • Recommended Skype Policies
    • Moderate Security (Mainstream Organizations)
    • High Security
    • Low Security
  • Alternatives to Skype

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