JBuddy Messenger is an instant messaging client designed for everyday business use. It supports public instant messaging networks including AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo. With a paid license, JBuddy Messenger adds support for Google Talk, IBM Lotus Sametime, XMPP/Jabber, Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS 2007) and Live Communications Server (LCS 2005), and the JBuddy Message Server. JBuddy Messenger offers the concept of a Meta-Buddy (Trillian calls them Meta Contacts), which is an aggregation of the presence of multiple screen names under one buddy. Also, buddy groups of the same name across multiple accounts can be visually merged to simplify large buddy lists.
Pidgin-paranoia is a plugin for Pidgin (formerly known as Gaim) that provides information-theoretically secure encrypted conversations using one-time pads. Because the plugin uses a one-time pad where the secret key has the same length as the message and the key is only used once, the encryption is information-theoretically secure. This means that from the encrypted messages the contents of the messages are not revealed. In short: If you use truly random numbers to generate the key files, and if you keep them perfectly secret, one-time pads can not be broken.
IM-Filter is a daemon that runs on a firewall and filters ICQ traffic. The daemon can identify file transfers, handle UIN and word blacklists, manage a list with currently logged in users, and log messages sent via the ICQ protocol. The modular design allows implementation of other protocols like MSN or IRC.