Securing unified communications
From consumer-based IM to enterprise collaboration and beyond
Employees are introducing consumer-grade IM applications into the corporate environment to gain the same efficiencies of real-time communications in the workplace as they’ve grown to expect in their personal lives.
But these applications circumvent existing security infrastructure, making it difficult for IT administrators to gain visibility and control.
Many large organisations are deploying unified communications platforms such as Microsoft Office Communication Server and IBM Lotus Sametime. However, the consumer-grade applications and networks are not going away.
In response to these fundamental changes, FaceTime Communications has introduced the Unified Security Gateway - the first network appliance to leverage presence technology to enable security, management and compliance on a single platform for web and real-time communications traffic in the enterprise.