SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

January 06, 2010 03:00 ET

FaceTime Wins Financial-i Leaders in Innovation Award for Messaging Compliance

LONDON--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - FaceTime Communications announced today that it has won a prestigious Financial-i Leaders in Innovation Award. Chosen from a short list by an advisory panel comprising of analysts, consultants and market practitioners, FaceTime Communications received the Innovation Award for Email and Instant Messaging Compliance.

The Financial-i Leaders in Innovation Awards identifies those that have excelled in innovative business solutions over the past twelve months, across wholesale transaction banking. Looking at a range of criteria including the depth and breadth of functionality and how solutions help companies solve business issues.

"The financial industry is one of the heaviest regulated markets and we strive to ensure that our banking customers can continue to use a multitude of communication tools from instant messaging to social networking sites and webmail, without falling foul of compliance regulations," said Nick Sears, VP EMEA, FaceTime Communications. "We're delighted to receive this award in recognition of the innovation we deliver that allows organizations to use Web 2.0 and Unified communication tools securely."

Published four times a year and read by over 40,000 people, Financial-i provides in-depth analysis on the business solutions and operational evolution of wholesale financial services, including how the financial services industry is re-engineering its infrastructure to leverage new technologies.

"Post-crisis, now more than ever before, firms are looking for business solutions that provide a much quicker return on investment and do what they actually say on the tin. In selecting winners in each category we have tried to focus on those companies we and our advisory panel believe have that little something extra that makes their solutions stand out from their competitors in terms of depth and breadth of functionality, ease of implementation and support and solutions that are not looking for a problem to solve but actually address real business needs," stated Anita Hawser, Managing Editor, Financial-i.

FaceTime solutions provide granular security, key compliance features and policy control for Unified Communications platforms such as Microsoft OCS and IBM Lotus Sametime, alongside publicly available instant messaging tools, web conferencing and industry focused IM communities like Reuters and Bloomberg. FaceTime also provides content monitoring, management and security of Web 2.0 applications, with URL filtering, malware and web anti-virus protection, delivering granular control of not just Web sites and internet applications, but also the content posted to blogs, wikis, webmail and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About FaceTime Communications Inc.

FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications and Web 2.0, including social networks, blogs, and instant messaging. Ranked number one by IDC for five consecutive years, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 1,500 customers for the security, management and compliance of real-time communications. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public IM network and Unified Communications providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM and Cisco.

FaceTime is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit