SOURCE: Actiance


February 06, 2012 08:00 ET

Actiance Expands Reach Into Federal Sector With AltaTek Partnership

Relationship Supports Growing Use of Social Networks and Unified Communications Within Government Agencies

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - Actiance (, helping organizations benefit from new forms of communications and collaboration, today announced its agreement with specialist security integrator, AltaTek ( The relationship expands Actiance's reach into the federal sector, enabling AltaTek to offer Actiance's portfolio of products to help organizations manage, secure and ensure compliance across unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and social networks.

AltaTek has a strong reputation within the defense and intelligence communities for delivering innovative technologies that enhance the performance and security of complex networks. The partnership with Actiance supports the growing use of unified communications (UC) within the federal space and the need to secure these platforms, while enforcing a centralized corporate policy -- areas that rogue real-time applications attempt to circumvent.

"Our customers' demand for increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity solutions makes Actiance products of particular interest," says Seana O'Hare, President and CEO of AltaTek. "Actiance fills a previously unaddressed gap in the UC and social networking arena with their award-winning product portfolio, and its dedicated federal team makes them an ideal partner for AltaTek."

Vantage from Actiance is the de facto platform for granular security, policy controls, and compliance features for real-time and unified communications. Vantage enables the management of a wide variety of platforms including Microsoft Lync, IBM Sametime, and Cisco Unified Presence (CUP), alongside public instant messaging platforms, and web conferencing such as Windows Live and Skype.

Actiance's Unified Security Gateway (USG) complements Vantage by preventing the use of other applications that can potentially bypass security policies and introduce additional risk. USG provides granular control of Web 2.0 and social media applications, monitoring, securing, and recording content to prevent outbound data leaks and enable compliance with industry regulations, eDiscovery requirements, and government policy standards.

"As government departments deploy UC platforms alongside other communication applications, it creates a complex heterogeneous environment that requires specialized knowledge and technology to ensure the organization remains secure," says Howard Klayman, Federal Program Manager of Actiance. "We're delighted that a company with AltaTek's experience in the federal sector has chosen to partner with us and look forward to working closely with them."

About Actiance
Actiance helps organizations manage, secure and ensure compliance across unified communications, collaboration, and Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, wikis and social networks. Actiance's award-winning platforms are used by 9 of the top 10 US banks and 284 FINRA regulated firms globally.

The Actiance platform allows organizations to gain visibility of applications in use, apply usage and content policies, ensure compliance and gain valuable insights across the communications and collaboration channels. Actiance supports all leading social networks, unified communications and collaboration providers and IM platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, AOL, Skype, Cisco, Microsoft, Jive, and IBM.

Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information, visit or call 1-888-349-3223.