SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

February 18, 2009 11:13 ET

FaceTime Stimulus Package Kick Starts Channel Web Security Sales

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions to secure and manage Web and unified communications in the enterprise, today announced a new channel program to boost Web security sales, offering its FaceTime Stimulus Package to help kick start channel sales with its Unified Security Gateway Web security appliance, as well as contribute to the local retail economy by offering spiff rewards to channel sales representatives.

FaceTime's Channel Stimulus Package program offers

--  Sustainable margins
--  Co-funded marketing
--  Free evaluation equipment
--  Leads, deal registration and opportunity support
    

FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway (USG) is a secure Web gateway appliance purpose-built for the new Internet. USG 2.0 provides a single point of control for managing Web access, 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.

"FaceTime recognizes that in these tough economic times, the channel can easily be squeezed out by vendors looking to maximize their profits, and by the end user looking to maximize their budget," said Sarah Carter of the Channels team for FaceTime Communications. "With the FaceTime Stimulus Package, combined with our Forget the Fees program, we're providing a great incentive to IT departments to streamline their budgets, as well as empowering the channel to create opportunities that we'll reward them for. This program provides tremendous value by offering malware prevention and application control in addition to URL filtering, for less than the cost of URL filtering alone."

The FaceTime Stimulus Package is built around FaceTime's current Forget the Fees program to eliminate initial URL filtering fees on new purchases of its Unified Security Gateway (USG) appliance. With this 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 real time use of the Internet -- from social networks to instant messaging.

The Forget the Fees program is available on new contracts signed before April 30, 2009. Channel Partners should contact FaceTime at 888-349-FACE or register for the new Forget the Fees Channel Program it URL.

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

FaceTime, FaceTime Communications, IMAuditor, FaceTime Unified Security Gateway, FaceTime Security Labs, 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.

Contact Information

  • FaceTime Media Contact:
    Joshua Barnes
    A&R Edelman
    650-762-2865
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