California-based FaceTime Communications has released FaceTime RTG500, an instant messaging security tool that detects and eliminates unauthorised IM use, including peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing appications.
FaceTime says its RTG500 product was designed for the safe, controlled and easy adoption of instant messaging in the enterprise and financial sectors.
The system acts as a security gateway for real-time communications, blocking unauthorised IM connections, P2P file sharing applications and features such as games, image sharing and direct connections which can expose networks to attack.
Rahul Abhyankar, director of product management at FaceTime Communications, says: "Most companies have come to realise the business benefits of IM, but its complex nature has left many wondering how it can be managed without the cost of additional IT resources."
The product is designed to seamlessly deploy within existing network security systems and provides IT administrators with automated, real-time protocol updates to ensure corporate networks are safe.