SOURCE: FaceTime Communications

FaceTime Communications

January 18, 2010 08:00 ET

IBM Software Services for Lotus to Resell FaceTime Communications Security and Compliance Solutions

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - LOTUSPHERE (Booth 323) -- FaceTime Communications (www.facetime.com), a leading provider of solutions enabling the safe use of Web 2.0 and Unified Communications in the enterprise, today announced the signing of a new reseller relationship with IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL). FaceTime's security and compliance solutions can now be resold with IBM Lotus Sametime through ISSL.

ISSL is now able to resell FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway (USG) and IMAuditor to augment compliance and security for IBM Lotus Sametime unified communications and collaboration (UC2) solutions. The offerings from FaceTime provide in-demand capabilities such as guaranteed message logging and easy retrieval of stored chat/messages, scanning of file transfers to protect intellectual property, security to prevent malware over all real-time channels, comprehensive reporting, and compliance workflow.

"FaceTime has been recognized as the leader in UC security and compliance by IDC for the past five years," said Kailash Ambwani, CEO of FaceTime Communications. "With this agreement, IBM Lotus customers can use ISSL's world-class professional services team to deliver the same compliance and security platform trusted by 10 of the top 10 US banks and the leading companies in energy, healthcare, manufacturing and technology."

FaceTime's security and compliance technology also integrates with IBM's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) products to support data archiving and e-discovery, which are essential for compliance with regulations from a wide range of government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), among others. Customers can also save both money and worry, since FaceTime's products will filter out malware and viruses, help companies avoid fines for non-compliance and eliminate the cost of e-discovery to produce electronic communications pertaining to federal regulations. FaceTime's TrueCompliance™ solution meets the strictest requirements for record-keeping and tamper-proof auditing and FaceTime's eDiscovery interface and reporting engine makes it easy to search, discover and review electronic communications.

FaceTime's USG is the first secure Web gateway to combine content monitoring, management and logging of social networking, instant messaging and Unified Communications, with URL filtering, malware and Web antivirus protection. USG has the ability to enforce corporate communications policies so that employees only use approved Unified Communications, IM and Web 2.0 channels. USG also includes a comprehensive application signature database of more than 4,000 applications of concern to IT managers. Created by FaceTime's Security Lab, the database is the most extensive available and is continually maintained and updated by FaceTime's security research team, the leading research team dedicated to the collection, analysis, associated threats and management of real-time and Web 2.0 applications.

FaceTime's IMAuditor provides granular security, key compliance features and policy control for Unified Communications platforms such as Lotus Sametime, alongside publicly available instant messaging tools, web conferencing and industry focused IM communities like Reuters and Bloomberg.

For more information about FaceTime's solutions for Lotus Sametime, visit http://www.facetime.com/forms/sametime_request.aspx.

About FaceTime Communications Inc.

FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications and Web 2.0, including social networks, blogs and instant messaging. Ranked number one by IDC for five consecutive years, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 1,500 customers for the security, management and compliance of real-time communications. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public IM network and Unified Communications providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM and Cisco.

FaceTime is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit http://www.facetime.com.