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Tuesday, 28 August 2007 15:39

FaceTime Communications No 1 in Enterprise IM - 4th year running

For the fourth consecutive year, leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC has named FaceTime Communications the market share leader among instant messaging management vendors. The ranking is based on IDC's estimate of FaceTime's worldwide revenues for the IM market (not including Web security revenues), up 28 percent in 2006 from 2005.

FaceTime enables the safe and productive use of greynets including public and enterprise instant messaging applications such as Microsoft Live Communications Server and IBM Sametime, and other real-time communications applications. FaceTime solutions allow organizations to block in-bound malware threats, prevent information leakage and maintain corporate, e-discovery and regulatory compliance requirements while realizing the productivity and cost saving benefits of real-time communications.

“FaceTime’s continued performance and growth in the EIM management market reflects the company’s alignment with current EIM management market opportunities,” said Mark Levitt, program vice president for Collaborative Computing and the Enterprise Workplace for IDC.”

The IDC study is called “Worldwide Enterprise Instant Messaging Applications and Management Products 2006 Vendor Shares: IM and Presence Are Ready for Broader Collaboration” (IDC #208000, August 2007). In this study, IDC estimates that worldwide revenue generated by sales of enterprise instant messaging (EIM) applications and management products grew to $325 million in 2006..

“More organizations are deploying enterprise IM to increase employee collaboration and productivity.  This brings an increasingly heterogeneous environment where public IM and enterprise IM coexist,” said Kailash Ambwani, president and CEO of FaceTime Communications. “Our customers want a single solution to secure and manage all their real-time communications, using an architecture that can extend to become the platform for broader enterprise-wide unified communications.”

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 worldwide revenue market share among instant messaging management vendors for the fourth consecutive year, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 800 customers including nine of the 10 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, IBM, Jabber, Microsoft, Skype, Reuters and Yahoo!. 

FaceTime is headquartered in
Foster City
, California
.
For more information visit
http://www.facetime.com
or call 888-349-FACE. EMEA/APAC

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

FaceTime, FaceTime Communications, IMAuditor, RTGuardian, GEM, Facetime Enterprise Edition, FaceTime Internet Security Edition, FaceTime Security Labs, IMPact Index, SpywareGuide.com and the FaceTime logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of FaceTime Communications, Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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