SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

September 10, 2007 06:30 ET

FaceTime First to Unite Management of Web Browsing, Instant Messaging and UC Applications Under a Single Point of Control

Company Receives US $15.6 Million in Funding

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Responding to the changing nature of Internet traffic, FaceTime Communications today announced the first network security appliance that provides comprehensive security and management across the broadest set of Web and real-time communications applications under a single point of control. The Unified Security Gateway (USG) integrates management, security and compliance for Web communications, consumer-driven greynet applications such as public instant messaging (IM), Skype and P2P, and enterprise-class unified communications platforms such as Microsoft's Office Communications Server and IBM Lotus Sametime.

In addition, FaceTime announced it has received $15.6 million in new investment capital which is expected to fund the Company through profitability. The investment was led by the Credit Suisse NEXT II Fund.

Internet communications have changed. Today, user-initiated traffic is not limited to email and web browsing, but dominated by highly evasive greynets -- real time communications such as IM, Skype, P2P and hundreds of other unique applications. These applications circumvent existing security infrastructure, making it difficult for IT administrators to gain visibility and control. Increasingly, organizations are recognizing the productivity and cost benefits of real-time communications while realizing the need to ensure their safe and productive use.

Secure Web Gateway for Today's Internet

The FaceTime Unified Security Gateway (USG) is a secure Web gateway appliance that enables enterprises to control real-time communications. USG integrates management, security and compliance of Web communications, consumer-driven greynet applications such as public IM, Skype and P2P and enterprise-class Unified Communications suites such as Microsoft's Office Communications Server and IBM Lotus Sametime. From a single platform, organizations can enable and enforce safe and productive use of these applications and protect the network against inbound malware, mitigate information leakage risks and insure that corporate, regulatory and e-discovery needs are met.

The USG integrates gateway malware protection and Web filtering with FaceTime's best-in-class IM hygiene and archiving, in a purpose-built, hardened appliance. With this single point of control, organizations can gain complete visibility of all Internet communications and reduce total cost of ownership using a simpler solution that is easily administered by the IT staff. FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway will be available in September from FaceTime and its worldwide channel partners. For more information please visit www.facetime.com

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 four consecutive years, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 900 customers -- including nine of the ten largest U.S. banks -- 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, Reuters, and Jabber.

FaceTime is headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information visit http://www.facetime.com or call 888-349-FACE.

FaceTime, FaceTime Communications, Unified Security Gateway, FaceTime Security Labs, IMPact Index, SpywareGuide.com and the FaceTime logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of FaceTime Communications, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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