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Pearl Software Releases Echo 12 R3 Cybersecurity Suite

Security Extended to Skype for Business Chat and IM

Philadelphia, PA  June 18, 2018

Pearl Software has released Version 12 R3 of its enterprise-class Internet monitoring and web filtering product line.  This latest release extends Pearl Software’s Echo cybersecurity technology to Skype for Business.  Focusing on enterprise customers, Echo’s data leak prevention (DLP) for Skype can accommodate Microsoft Lync installations as well as Skype used as part of the Microsoft Office 365 offering.  Echo provides administrators with full insight into encrypted Skype Chat and IM communications without jeopardizing the integrity of the communication’s security or the quality of voice and video services.

“As more of our enterprise customers transition from traditional voice services to Skype for Business, we’ve made it a priority to help them protect their text communications,” said Pearl Software CTO, Joe Field.  “Echo extends Microsoft’s DLP for Office to now include Skype for Business.  In addition, Echo adds granular controls to Lync in order to block and audit real-time communications as well provide extensive analytics into Skype Group Chat and IM usage.”

Organizations need to protect the transmission of sensitive information and prevent its inadvertent disclosure. Examples include financial data or personally identifiable information (PII) such as credit card numbers, social security numbers or health records.

Echo monitors Skype Chat and IM at the network layer. According to Field, “Attempts to use screen shots or keystroke loggers to secure PII are incomplete and unworkable if the goal is to provide comprehensive cybersecurity and in-depth analytics.”  With Echo’s DLP for Skype, customers can identify, monitor and automatically protect sensitive information.

Pearl Software assists organizations with securing single or multiple locations, as well as entities that have mobile Internet users. The software's patented mobile cybersecurity is ideal for organizations that want their cybersecurity policies to extend to their devices when they roam on and off their private networks.

About Pearl Software

Pearl Software of Exton, PA, is a long-standing Microsoft Partner founded in 1996.  The company is a leader in the development of patented Internet monitoring and web filtering software that is used by companies, government agencies, schools, hospitals and other public and private entities around the world. Its cybersecurity products are designed to monitor employee Internet usage and protect networks from internal and external threats.  For additional news on Pearl Software including a complete list of features new to Pearl Echo Version 12 R3, please visit


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