SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

February 03, 2009 10:20 ET

FaceTime Announces Program to Eliminate URL Filtering Fees, Saving Customers up to $35,000

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2009) - FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions to secure and manage Web 2.0 and unified communications in the enterprise, today announced its program to eliminate URL filtering fees for new purchases of its Unified Security Gateway (USG) appliance.

With the Forget the Fees program, a 1,000-seat organization can save up to $35,000 over a two year contract period based on typical industry pricing, while deploying a more complete secure Web gateway solution that not only monitors Web browsing traffic but also controls Web 2.0 applications, blocks malware at the gateway and enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications (Microsoft OCS, IBM Lotus SameTime, and public instant messaging).

FaceTime today also announced version 2.0 of its Unified Security Gateway (USG), a secure Web gateway appliance purpose-built for the new Internet. USG 2.0 provides a single point of control for preventing malware, controlling Web 2.0 applications and managing information leakage in corporate networks. Unique to this new version, IT managers can detect and control 1,400 Web 2.0 and real-time applications with the same granular policies they have come to expect from dedicated URL filtering solutions. (see related announcement)

"While URL filtering has become a feature of broader secure Web gateway products, the associated fees remain an annual expense and significant budget requirement for most organizations," said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing for FaceTime Communications. "During challenging economic times, this new program allows IT managers and purchasing agents to realize tremendous value by getting malware prevention and application control in addition to URL filtering, for less than the cost of URL filtering alone."

The presence of Web 2.0 applications in corporate networks has grown exponentially in recent years, often undetected by IT managers and unchecked by legacy security products. FaceTime gathered live application tracking data from commercially deployed USG units at more than 80 mid to large enterprises worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2008, which shows an average of 49 Web 2.0 applications installed across each of the reporting locations. In contrast, during the same timeframe FaceTime asked a large sample of IT managers how many Web 2.0 applications they believed were in use on their networks, and one third estimated the number at less than eight.

The Forget the Fees program is available on new contracts signed before April 30, 2009. IT managers should contact FaceTime at 888-349-FACE to find out how much they can save with FaceTime's Forget the Fees program. Information is also available on the Web at http://www.facetime.com/nofees

About FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of instant messaging, Web usage and Unified Communications platforms. Ranked number one by IDC for five consecutive years, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 1,000 customers for security, management and compliance of real-time communications. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public and enterprise IM network providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM and Jabber.

FaceTime is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit http://www.facetime.com or call 888-349-FACE. The FaceForward blog, at http://blog.facetime.com, offers thoughts and opinions about the changing nature of Internet

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