You have probably heard about the LAN Messenger. It helps to do instant chatting with your friends over LAN connection. You can even do file transfer at very high speed over LAN. So this is a very handy feature of LAN users. One of the best software I have used on Windows in Softros. So I am going to give a brief description of its features and how it works.
Softros LAN Messenger is a LAN messaging application for Windows which is easy to install and does not require a server to run. This LAN messenger has various handy features, some of which are explained below!
Softros LAN Messenger Features
Support and Settings
The software supports all kinds of Microsoft and Citrix Terminal Services. The Softros local chat application allows you to link your company locations or subnets into a single messaging environment where all you have to do is just connect your subnets physically or virtually or with a VPN and then configure the program following the help articles of the software. With Active Directory, the Softros Intranet Messenger seamlessly works in a correctly set up domain controller environment where full names retrieved from Active Directory are displayed in the user list. License and settings across the network can be easily done through Group Policy in the domain controller environment of the software. Softros LAN Messenger allows you to automate distribution of its settings like network settings, license file setting, administrative restrictions and user group settings by using certain built in features if your company doesn’t have a domain controller with Active Directory.
Privacy and Security
Softros LAN messenger software works strictly within your company network and allows your employees to chat safely and exchange files while discouraging them from chatting with people outside the organization. This software encrypts all data with AES 256 and saves your Internet bandwidth minimizing the number of opened firewall ports which could have welcomed IM worms or outside hackers. However the administrators can selectively restrict access to most features of the Softros communication software for his employees.
As this IM tool stands alone as a peer to peer based application so you won’t have to set up or maintain a messaging server!
Installation and Usability
This messenger software has a very intuitive interface and requires no additional training at all and all you need to do is install and run it on each network computer. Moreover configuration of the program can also be done by the users without any IT staff assistance.
Conversations and Chats
Everyone can exchange group messages as well as individual messages within the company network. The messaging software works even when the users are offline and notifies an individual user or a group about events by sending a broadcasting message. Dedicated storage or any kind of server is not required for this and users receive offline messages when they next come online. One can also keep track of his messages by saving them locally or to a network and view or search through it or print it out later by using the built in History Viewer.
In an office network one can arrange his co workers to a group or different groups by categorizations.
Within the company network staffs can exchange document files and folders by just dragging and dropping files and folders to the recipient’s icon in the user list. File transferring can also be done in the chats.
Take a look on this video to know more about this software.