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London, 11th June, 2007 – Presence Networks Ltd., a market leader in secured real time unified communications, today announced Networker 4.0, the industry’s first secure transport gateway for real time unified communications. In addition to the launch of the gateway, Networker 4.0 includes significant enhancements to the overall security, performance and ease of use.

As part of Presence Networks’ vision to provide a fully comprehensive secured real time unified communications solution, Networker 4.0 incorporates leading edge technology from the messaging and telephony markets. Networker enables organisations to embrace next generation collaborative working while minimising the business risks that other public IM gateways bring to the enterprise. In addition, Networker enhances user productivity and corporate security while reducing business costs.

“Instant messaging revolutionised online communications in the 1990s with millions of people ‘chatting’ to one another over their favourite IM service, usually from their workplace often in defiance of company orders and at risk of breaching corporate security. Server-based software – enterprise instant messaging – promises to stem the leakage. It can also provide unified communications, integrating IM with voice over IP telephony, Web conferencing and ordinary email. While highly functional, all this demands a significant investment in infrastructure and in-house expertise.” Commented Roger Whitehead, Senior Analyst, Bloor Research.

“A managed service, such as that provided by Presence Networks, can square the circle. It can combine the security, range of services and depth of integration of an enterprise product with the ease of use and scalability that only online services can offer. This is an approach well worth investigating. Real-time unified communication takes corporate communication channels out of their silos, allowing the best of all worlds to users. At the same time, done well, it offers the security and compliance features that system managers have come to demand of all their application software. It is the way of the near future, one that large and small organisations worldwide are embracing.” Continues Whitehead.

Organisations of any size can use Networker to provide secure real time collaboration working across the company, with partners, suppliers and customers. All communications, be they IM, SMS, Email, File Sharing, eMeeting or Teleconference are carried out within an encrypted recorded environment, giving users and administrators the ability, when appropriate, to easily access historical communications.

The primary developments within Networker 4.0 are; Public IM Transport Gateway – Networker now enables the secure communications with public IM solutions such as MSN, ICQ and Yahoo. With other Corporate IM solutions, the method of communicating between public and corporate solutions is by federation. As a result, this opened up the organisation to the security risks and associated vulnerabilities of any public IM gateway. With Networker 4.0, the public IM gateway communicates with the Networker Server which in turn communicates with the Networker Client, at the point of which the communication passes through the Networker Server, the communication is “cleansed” therefore ensuring the highest level of security and eliminating Peer-2-Peer communications.· Enhanced GUI for additional ease of use and short cuts·

Enhanced security
·Best-in-class administration and security policy enforcement·
Enhancements to SAAS model of deployment

"The launch of Networker 4.0 marks a significant step forward for any organisation looking to embrace next generation communications for their business. One of the biggest threats to corporate security and a turn-off for businesses is the security risks inherent with public IM gateways, usually brought into the company by the users. The development of our Public IM transport gateway now eradicates that concern and organisations can be assured of a fully secure solution as well as taking back control of the desktop.” Commented Symon Blomfield, CEO of Presence Networks.Pricing and AvailabilityNetworker 4.0 will be available in June 2007. Networker is deployed within a SAAS model and starts at £40 per person per annum.

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About Presence Networks Ltd.

Presence Networks is the market leader in secured real time unified communications. The company’s flagship solution, Networker, delivers presence based communications that enables users to effectively and securely communicate via a number of web-based functions (IM, eMeeting, teleconference, and file sharing) all within a controlled and authenticated environment. For organisations, Networker enables the deployment of presence based collaborative communications, in a secure, compliant and accountable fashion. Presence Networks is a privately funded UK based organisation with partner alliances throughout Europe, Asia Pac and the US.

For more information, see www.presence-networks.net.


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