ApplicationsGuide.com is a comprehensive resource focused on the real-time Internet and the communications and collaboration applications that power it. Dedicated to helping enterprise IT professionals better understand the behavior of evasive and consumer-oriented applications that are increasingly being adopted by employees, such as public and enterprise instant messaging, peer-to-peer file sharing, VoIP, IPTV, and social networks, ApplicationsGuide.com details the source and behavior of more than 4,500 Web applications.
This site is maintained by Actiance Security Labs, the leading research team dedicated to the identification and analysis of the threats posed by real-time and Web 2.0 applications. With research facilities on three continents, Actiance Security Labs understands the tools and information organizations need to secure enterprise communications.
The New Internet
The Internet is about communications, collaboration, and communities. Whether it’s social networking, instant messaging, or Web conferencing, users are bringing these tools into the workplace.
These network-enabled applications are often downloaded and installed by the end user without the permission or knowledge of the IT department.
Today, the Actiance Security Labs team has identified more than 4,500 of these real-time and Web 2.0 applications, providing controls to safely enable their use in enterprise networks.