SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

June 15, 2009 10:09 ET

FaceTime's Web and IM Security Solutions Now Available for Virtualized Environments

Unified Security Gateway Supports VMWare; Ideal for Virtualized Branch Offices to Lower Cost and Environmental Footprint

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and unified communications in the enterprise, today announced that its Unified Security Gateway version 2.2 (USG 2.2) now supports VMWare to enable virtual server deployment. Deploying USG 2.2 on a virtual server provides a higher return on investment for existing virtual environments, eliminates the time and cost associated with on-site equipment installation and further reduces the environmental footprint of the IT infrastructure.

FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway (USG) is a secure Web gateway purpose-built for the new Internet to provide a single point of control to prevent malware, control Web 2.0 applications and manage information leakage in corporate networks. The new USG gives IT managers visibility and control for over 2,100 Web 2.0 and real-time applications in use by employees.

Because the USG provides consolidated policy management and reporting at the user and group level, a single VM server can be configured to span multiple network locations to provide a comprehensive Web and unified communications security solution with centralized management and control. This creates a low cost but robust solution for virtualized branch offices.

"The appeal of virtualization is clear, with dramatic increases in server utilization, and reduced infrastructure and support costs," said Nishant Jadhav, director of product management for FaceTime Communications. "Moving Web security and unified communications management into the virtualized environment will increase its advantage even further, as more consolidation results in greater return on investment."

Unified Security Gateway 2.2

USG v. 2.2 supports VMWare Server 1.06, 1.07 and 2.0 as well as ESX 3.5. The VMWare implementation allows failover between multiple instances of the USG, providing resiliency without requiring the extra cost of physically redundant appliances.

USG integrates Web 2.0 application detection and control, 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, more than 2,100 Web and real-time applications and many thousands of social networking applications can be tracked, monitored and controlled to give organizations complete visibility into all Internet communications, and simplify administration.

With USG, IT administrators can set time of day or usage policies across all applications and view detailed reports to gain complete visibility into employees use of the network -- not only in terms of browsing but also specific Web 2.0 usage. This complete visibility and control provides IT with a distinct advantage in managing network resources in addition to securing against inbound malware and putting controls in place to prevent outbound data leakage.

Availability and Pricing - No URL Filtering Fees

Unified Security Gateway with VMware support is available immediately from FaceTime Communications and its worldwide channel partners, with prices starting at $4,995. For more information please visit www.FaceTime.com.

Through June 30, 2009, FaceTime's Forget the Fees program eliminates URL filtering fees for the duration of any new qualifying USG purchase and anti-malware plus URL filtering contract. More information is available at http://www.facetime.com/nofees.

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, FaceTime Insight, 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

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