SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

August 25, 2009 08:00 ET

FaceTime Provides Reuters Messaging Import for SEC, FSA Compliance

IMAuditor Eases Compliance Burden for Financial Services Organizations

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - FaceTime Communications announced today the availability to import Reuters Messaging communications alongside instant messages (IM) from public, enterprise and other financial IM networks to manage and archive all conversations into a single location. The new capabilities added to IMAuditor, FaceTime's security and compliance software, will allow financial services organizations to meet the stringent compliance requirements for the retention of IMs as set out by regulatory bodies such as the SEC, NYSE and the Financial Services Authority (UK).

Reuters Messaging is widely used by financial institutions to communicate throughout the course of their business. With IMAuditor, FaceTime clients utilizing Reuters Messaging, are now able to combine the logging, archiving and easy retrieval of these messages, with that of public and enterprise messaging and other real-time communications. In addition, IMAuditor also supports the export of Reuters Messaging conversations to customers' existing email-archiving platforms for a single point of compliance and e-discovery.

"With the acceptance and growth of IM, Web 2.0 applications and social networking sites in the workplace, real-time communication tools are rarely used in isolation. This development meets the growing regulatory requirements of the financial services sector and helps to ease the burden of compliance," comments Brian Babin, director of product management for FaceTime Communications.

This new capability is available within 30 days to all FaceTime IMAuditor customers and supports all current versions of Reuters Messaging.

About IMAuditor

FaceTime IMAuditor ensures security, management and compliance for unified communications, financial and public messaging networks -- from presence and instant messaging to conferencing and voice. IMAuditor protects real-time communications channels against viruses and other malware through integral support for existing anti-virus installations, effectively closing the zero-day gap. Patent pending anti-SpIM (Spam over IM) keeps IM networks free of bandwidth hogging spam, and intelligent, granular content filtering and logging of all electronic conversations ensures an audit trail for information leak prevention, compliance and e-Discovery.

IMAuditor is used by Fortune 1000 companies and financial services firms to secure and manage real-time communications and ensure that instant messaging and unified communications platforms can be safely used without compromising security, compliance, productivity or allowing information leakage.

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 and unified communications 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.

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