SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

September 17, 2008 19:40 ET

FaceTime Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant 2008

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - FaceTime Communications, a leader in security and management for Web and unified communications, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the visionaries quadrant in the 'Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant'(1) report published this month. FaceTime is among 21 vendors in the Web security market which Gartner evaluated for this report.

According to the report, "URL filtering functionality is already deployed in roughly 75% to 95% of enterprise networks, while dedicated SWGs [secure Web gateways] are deployed in less than 30% of enterprise networks. The URL filtering market will be cannibalized by the broader SWG market."(1)

"Clearly, URL filtering is necessary but not sufficient to manage and secure the new Internet," said Kailash Ambwani, FaceTime's president and chief executive officer. "Since we provided the first products to secure and manage instant messaging in 2001, we've kept our vision clear to understand how employee behavior and availability of new applications changes IT security and management requirements. Social networking, Web 2.0 and unified communications adoption have all played a role in FaceTime's quest to evolve our product to secure and control Web access and promote employee productivity in the workplace."

Gartner defines the secure Web gateway as a "solution that filters unwanted software/malware from user-initiated Web/Internet traffic and enforces corporate and regulatory policy compliance. To achieve this goal, SWGs must, at a minimum, include URL filtering, malicious code detection and filtering, and application controls for popular Web-based applications, such as instant messaging (IM) and Skype."(1)

About FaceTime's Unified Secure Gateway

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 applications such as public instant messaging, 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 over 700 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.

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway is copyrighted September 11, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of instant messaging, Web 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 10 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 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 communications.

FaceTime, FaceTime Communications, IMAuditor, GEM, Facetime Enterprise Edition, 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.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" by Peter Firstbrook and Lawrence Orans, Sept. 11, 2008

Contact Information

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    Emily Chamberlin
    A&R Edelman
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