SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

October 20, 2009 07:00 ET

FaceTime Launches Augment, Migrate & Update (AMU) Kit for Blue Coat and Surfcontrol Users

New Unified Security Gateway Adds Security and Control of Social Networks, Twitter, and Blogs to Blue Coat Proxy Environments, Provides Upgrade Path for Legacy Surfcontrol Customers

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - FaceTime Communications (www.facetime.com), the leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and unified communications in the enterprise, today announced release of an Augment, Migrate & Update (AMU) kit specifically designed for organizations facing costly upgrades to keep pace with the enterprise security and control capabilities needed to manage the changing use of the Internet.

The new AMU kit is designed to help customers of end of life products like Surfcontrol upgrade from their current URL blocking platforms to FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway (USG) 3.0. USG 3.0 provides granular control over Web sites and applications as well as the content posted to blogs, wikis, webmail and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Organizations being forced to upgrade from existing Surfcontrol platforms can now use FaceTime's AMU kit to gain access to zero-cost web filtering, upgrade support, and a free guide to Enabling Social Networks. Additionally, Blue Coat users can augment existing proxy infrastructures with new Web 2.0 application controls and take bi-directional control of content posted and received from the Internet.

"Companies are now fully embracing the benefits of Web 2.0 and social applications as part of their enterprise networks," said Nishant Jadhav, Director, Product Management of FaceTime Communications. "They recognize the value of social networks, of blogs and wikis to collaborate with customers and colleagues, and they see how applications such as instant messaging can enhance productivity. Now, with our Unified Security Gateway, such content can be monitored, controlled and secured to prevent data leaks, enable compliance with industry regulations, such as GLBA, HIPAA, SEC, FINRA and MIFID, and enforce corporate policies."

FaceTime's survey of 1,100 worldwide IT Managers, in June 2009, revealed that social network usage in the enterprise is already accepted by IT professionals, however, two-thirds of respondents placed high-importance on controlling which groups or individuals can use social networking on the enterprise network and for how long. Eighty percent of the over 1,100 IT Managers surveyed saw information leakage as a primary concern, with malware propagation over such networks seen as a key issue by 90 percent of respondents.

FaceTime's AMU kit is available until December 31st, 2009 and includes a free URL license for sites up to 2,500 users when a USG appliance is purchased with anti-malware, upgrade support, sample social networking policy and installation support by telephone. URL Licenses for more than 2,500 users are also available at discounted prices; call for details.

About USG 3.0

USG 3.0 is the first secure Web gateway to combine content monitoring, management and security of Web 2.0 applications, such as social networks, instant messaging and Unified Communications, with URL filtering, malware and Web antivirus protection. A highly visual reporting engine gives an innovative bird's eye view of user behavior across Web, IM, P2P and social networks. New integration of on-board antivirus scanning technology in combination with USG's URL filtering and malware engine reduces the risk of Internet-borne malware and viruses.

Pricing and availability

The latest release of the Unified Security Gateway is available immediately through FaceTime authorized partners from $9,200. Please call -- (888) 349-FACE (3223) for pricing, or logon to www.facetime.com.

About FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of Web 2.0 -- including social networks, blogs, instant messaging -- and Unified Communications platforms.

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