FaceTime and WebEx Partner to Provide On-Demand Security and Compliance Capabilities for WebEx Connect
New WebEx Advanced Auditor Powered By FaceTime Enhances Security for On-Demand Instant Messaging and Web Collaboration Services
FOSTER CITY and SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 7, 2006—FaceTime, the leading provider of solutions for securing and managing real-time communications such as instant messaging (IM), peer-to-peer (P2P), VoIP and web conferencing, and WebEx (Nasdaq: WEBX), the leading provider of collaborative software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, have developed a hosted instant messaging module to provide security, hygiene and auditing of content shared via the recently-announced WebEx Connect. The WebEx Advanced Auditor Powered by FaceTime will provide full-capture recording, archival and auditing, and comprehensive malware protection against worms, viruses, spyware and SpIM for all instant messaging conversations and file transfers conducted over WebEx Connect.
WebEx Advanced Auditor Powered by FaceTime is based on FaceTime’s market-leading IMAuditor software. The service will automatically record and secure IM conversations from WebEx Connect clients and archive chat occurring within WebEx meeting sessions. IMAuditor integrates a comprehensive set of software-as-a-service features, allowing IM security, control, management, compliance, and application integration specifically designed for the rigorous performance and scalability requirements of larger enterprises and hosted environments. As a result, WebEx Connect customers will benefit from the FaceTime-powered infrastructure through access to a variety of sophisticated features including content filtering, customized individual user and group policies, day-zero worm prevention, anti-spIM, anti-malware, keyword blocking, information leak prevention, buddy name integrity, automated security updates, recording, archiving, auditing, and reporting.
“Instant messaging and the power of collaborating in real-time represents the future in communications” said Frank Cabri, FaceTime vice president of marketing. “Organizations need the productivity and cost benefits of these new applications without the security and compliance risks. We’re pleased to be working with WebEx to deliver these capabilities in a robust, software-as-a-service environment.”
WebEx Connect is the first application platform specifically designed for on-demand collaboration and third-party application integration. Powered by the WebEx MediaTone On-Demand Network, a unique global network and composite collaboration platform, WebEx Connect allows users to integrate data from multiple applications and create a collaborative workspace that can be customized for the user’s particular workflow and business processes. WebEx Connect currently supports IM via WebEx AIM Pro Business Edition, an on-demand instant messaging service specifically designed for business users. By leveraging open Web 2.0 protocols and collaborative WebEx MediaTone APIs, WebEx Connect makes it easy for developers to adapt on-demand, desktop and enterprise applications to the platform or create new composite, “mashup” applications.
“WebEx Connect is the first enterprise mashup platform to bring together the customization, control and collaboration capabilities IT organizations and end-users require,” David Knight, vice president WebEx Connect, WebEx. “For ISVs and applications service providers, WebEx Connect creates a valuable new on-demand channel. By working with FaceTime, we were able to offer the market’s top IM management solution as an on-demand solution.”
About FaceTime Communications
FaceTime enables the safe and productive use of greynets like instant messaging, VoIP, web conferencing and P2P file sharing. FaceTime Security Labs delivers the industry’s first IMPact Index, which assesses “point-in-time” risks posed by viruses, worms and other malware propagating through greynet applications. FaceTime’s award-winning solutions are used by more than 800 customers, among them nine of the ten largest U.S. banks. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public and enterprise IM network providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, IBM, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Jabber. FaceTime is headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information visit http://web.archive.org/web/20070131100237/http://www.facetime.com/ or call 888-349-FACE.
WebEx Communications, Inc., is the global leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for collaborative business on the web. These software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications enhance high-touch business processes, such as sales and training, with efficient web-touch interactions. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the MediaTone On-Demand Platform, a composite collaboration and application platform specifically designed for on-demand applications. WebEx is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239 or visit http://web.archive.org/web/20070131100237/http://www.webex.com/ for more information.