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RTGuardian 2000 Platform is Optimized for Higher Bandwidth Real-Time Applications

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 27, 2007 – FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions for securing and managing IM, P2P and Web-based greynets, today announced availability of its new RTGuardian 2000 Secure Gateway. Offering the zero latency that IT users have come to expect from the Real Time Guardian platform with double the throughput of FaceTime’s RTGuardian 1000, the new RTG 2000 addresses the challenges of managing and securing the avalanche of real-time applications that are being deployed on the enterprise network.

“The dynamic and evasive behavior of real-time applications on the network makes effectively securing and managing content traveling over these channels a real challenge,” said Frank Cabri, vice president of marketing and product management for FaceTime Communications. “Today’s Internet is all about real-time collaboration and readily-downloadable applications that employ tunneling, port hopping and encryption to gain access to the network. These greynet applications – which employees continue to use even when enterprise instant messaging platforms are deployed - can bring a range of security risks including inbound malware threats, the potential for information leakage and compliance concerns.”

FaceTime’s 2nd Annual Greynets Survey, conducted by NewDiligence in late 2006, confirmed that today’s office workforce is reliant on the Internet and that employees consider it their right to download and use the application of their choice. Employees use consumer applications to connect with customers and colleagues, but also with personal friends and family. According to the survey, about four in 10 end users believe they have the right to install the applications they need on their work PC. Among the most popular applications used by employees are streaming audio or video services (74%), web-based email (71%), web conferencing (60%) and public instant messaging (49%).

About RTGuardian

FaceTime’s award-winning Real Time Guardian software platform is the most advanced perimeter security solution for managing Web browsing, blocking unauthorized IM and P2P usage, managing Skype and preventing malware at the Internet gateway.

The RTG2000 complements the existing range of RTGuardian appliances that provide performance and award-winning efficacy for small and medium businesses to large enterprises that require tens of thousands of simultaneous connections. As enterprises support larger networks and employees consume more bandwidth with real-time applications that demand the highest performance, RTG2000 anticipates future IT requirements without compromising security and compliance efficacy.

"In our tests, FaceTime's RTGuardian accurately managed, secured and controlled spyware, adware, unauthorized P2P, IM-borne malware and even Skype. RTGuardian is scalable, offers excellent reports, is easy to use, has zero latency and is easy to install. It stops malware cold," said Barry Nance of Network Testing Labs.

RTGuardian provides a single point of control for all Web and real-time communications, as well as lowering operational costs and simplifying administration for IT management. By combining Web filtering with security and management of emerging applications such as IM, P2P and Skype, FaceTime extends the IT budget, providing a better value than point products used to secure IM and Web browsing separately. The adaptable platform will allow an enterprise to secure and manage over 100 networked applications today, and provide the headroom to support rich media applications such as Joost in the future.

Operating on a purpose-built appliance platform, RTGuardian detects and interprets all Internet activity with zero latency. Enterprises can manage employee use of all Internet channels—both greynets and the Web—with a single solution using unified policy management.

Pricing and Availability

RTG2000 is available now worldwide through FaceTime’s authorized resellers. Please call -888-349-FACE for pricing, or logon to www.facetime.com

About FaceTime Communications

FaceTime enables the safe and productive use of greynets like instant messaging, Skype, web conferencing and P2P file sharing. Ranked number one by IDC in market share among instant messaging management vendors for the third consecutive year, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 800 customers including nine of the ten largest U.S. banks. 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 supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public and private IM network providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM, Reuters, and Jabber.
FaceTime is headquartered in Foster City, California.

For more information visit http://www.facetime.com

UK PR Contact:
Sarah Carter
Email: scarter@facetime.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7970 729068

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