MessageLabs Adds Public IM Security Service

This is interesting. After I wondered yesterday about the applicability of IM security products that ignore social networks, MessageLabs announced the launch of a new public IM security service. The solution does not address any of the problems I mentioned.
The press release mentions AOL’s AIM, Yahoo! Mail and Microsoft MSN, but does not mention Google Talk. This service protects public IM protocols whereas the existing Enterprise Instant Messaging product (from the purchase of Omnipod) is a enterprise product competing with OCS/LCS.