Through the terms of the agreement, Sunbelt's anti-malware technology, designed specifically for the gateway, and its Threat Track(TM) data feeds have been licensed by FaceTime for integration with its Unified Security Gateway product. As part of the integration, FaceTime will deploy Sunbelt's VIPRE(R) technology into its appliance to augment the protection provided by FaceTime's Security Labs and the FaceTime WebFilter.
With the incorporation of Sunbelt's gateway anti-malware technology, FaceTime's Unified Security Gateway delivers robust malware scanning at the network perimeter alongside traditional Web filtering. This is in addition to the application research provided by FaceTime's Security Labs, which protects enterprises from the associated threats of more than 2,100 Web 2.0 applications from instant messaging to P2P, Gaming, IPTV and social networking. Sunbelt's Threat Track provides the industry's most accurate and up-to-date feeds, identifying and propagating the latest malicious URLs and malware to researchers. It relies on the world-class research efforts of SunbeltLabs(TM), the malware research and analysis division of Sunbelt Software.
"As enterprise communications converge with publicly available Web 2.0 applications it becomes imperative to secure increasingly complex data streams," said Nishant Jadhav, Director of Product Management of FaceTime Communications. "Sunbelt gives us the most powerful information in real-time to be able to protect enterprise users so they can freely communicate through any channel in a secure fashion."
"Sunbelt's threat research and detection technology, along with Threat Track data feeds is a perfect complement to FaceTime's existing application security capabilities," said Chad Loeven, VP, business development for Sunbelt Software. "The integration of our comprehensive perimeter anti-malware scanning engine provides FaceTime's customers protection from the full range of threats that can be found in the Web 2.0 sphere."
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