FaceTime Communications and Forensic and Compliance Systems (FCS) Partner to Enable Compliant Archiving of Business Email, IM

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FaceTime's IMAuditor Interoperates with the FCS Cryoserver Compliant Messaging Archive Appliance to provide comprehensive archiving of business' unstructured data, including popular IM and email platforms.

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This partnership brings an integrated IMAuditor and Cryoserver offering that will empower enterprise IT managers with an increased ability to meet message compliance requirements and greater capabilities to perform eDiscovery of all messages with rapid searching of IM traffic from the Cryoserver archive

Increased corporate adoption of instant messaging technology has required robust tools to enable IT professionals to ensure proper access and control. To provide IT professionals with the tools they need to better manage and archive unstructured data, Forensic and Compliance Systems (http://www.cryoserver.com), the world's only forensic grade compliant message archiving solution, today announced a strategic partnership with FaceTime Communications, the leader in security, compliance and management for the new Internet,, By employing FaceTime's IMAuditor together with Forensic and Compliance Systems' Cryoserver Compliant Messaging Archive Appliance, business customers now have a comprehensive, scalable solution for secure and compliance archival of enterprise communications including unstructured data such as instant messages.

"This partnership brings an integrated IMAuditor and Cryoserver offering that will empower enterprise IT managers with an increased ability to meet message compliance requirements and greater capabilities to perform eDiscovery of all messages with rapid searching of IM traffic from the Cryoserver archive," said Forensic and Compliance Systems CEO Ralph Harvey.

"FCS and FaceTime are committed to provide the tools to ensure that enterprise messaging complies with regulatory, legal and e-discovery requirements in order to protect our customers against business risk," said Nick Sears as VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for FaceTime. "With our combined products, mutual customers gain a secure and compliant infrastructure for their enterprise messaging applications."

The use of greynet applications such as instant messaging is widespread. Greynets are real-time communications applications that are often introduced by individual end users and use highly evasive techniques to traverse the network. Nearly 100 percent of respondents to a recent survey of IT managers conducted by NewDiligence, an independent market research company on behalf of FaceTime, report at least one greynet application in use. The same study reports that 85 percent of employees say they use their work computers for "personal, non-work purposes," and among these employees, 38 percent send personal IMs or engage in chat while at work.

The combination of IMAuditor with the Cryoserver Compliance Messaging Archive Appliance provides customers a total business communication archive strategy that also safeguards against risks associated with government regulation non-compliance, the costs associated with eDiscovery, and increased exposure to security breaches over IM networks.

Combining IMAuditor with Cryoserver leverages the capabilities of Cryoserver Enterprise Email Compliance platform and the multi functional abilities of the FaceTime Instant Messaging architecture. Enterprises will now have the ability to provide compliant messaging archives for:

  • Email Platforms: Microsoft Exchange, Novell Groupwise, IBM Lotus Domino, Sun One, Scalix and most Linux services
  • Public IM Networks: Skype, AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GoogleTalk, ICQ, and more
  • Enterprise IM Networks: OCS, LCS, Sametime, Jabber, Parlano MindAlign
  • Professional Community Networks: Reuters, Bloomberg, Communicator Inc., PivotSolutions

"The growing demand for comprehensive enterprise messaging compliance enables this joint offering to provide a central storage and retrieval for all email and IM messaging. The Cryoserver permanent Litigation Hold approach ensures all data into the archive is secured for future use," said Forensic and Compliance Systems COO Paul Stubbs.

Cryoserver is a forensic email compliance solution that meets the data protection and privacy requirements of a wide range of organizations in industries including legal, finance and education, as well as government agencies. The Cryoserver email compliance archive solution is a tamper-evident, sealed appliance that is easy to implement and manage. Traditional email archiving solutions allow organizations to store data, but their lack of forensic capabilities prevents from being used in a court environment as admissible evidence. Cryoserver is the first email archiving product that successfully addresses this issue as it was built from the ground up to merge email archiving, compliance and forensic capabilities.

About FaceTime Communications
FaceTime Communications enables the safe and productive use of the new, real-time Internet including instant messaging, Web applications, social networking and Unified Communications platforms. Ranked number one by IDC for four consecutive years, FaceTime's award-winning solutions are used by more than 900 customers - including nine of the 10 largest U.S. banks - for security, management and compliance of real-time communications. FaceTime supports or has strategic partnerships with all leading public and enterprise IM network providers, including AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Skype, IBM, Reuters and Jabber. FaceTime is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit http://www.facetime.com or call 888-349-FACE. The FaceForward blog, at http://blog.facetime.com, offers thoughts and opinions about the changing nature of Internet communications.

About FCS and Cryoserver
Forensic and Compliance Systems (FCS), is a privately-held company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with offices in London, Florida and New York and Colorado. The Cryoserver product line is a scalable, high-performance, forensic email compliance archive that enables organizations automatically and securely to collect, store and index all email communication - via a convenient, tamper-evident appliance. This enables eDiscovery and forensic analysis of an organization's entire email history that is ready for court submission if necessary. The entire range of solutions is available from a network of channel partners. For details please visit http://www.Cryoserver.com or call 720-746-0408.

Media Contact for Cryoserver:
Communication Strategy Group
Rich Mullikin
rmullikin @ gocsg.com


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