FaceTime Communications announced today the availability to import Reuters Messaging (RM) communications alongside instant messages (IM) from public, enterprise and other financial IM networks to manage and archive all conversations into a single location.
The new capabilities added to IMAuditor, FaceTime's security and compliance software, will allow financial services organisations to meet the stringent compliance requirements for the retention of instant messaging as set out by regulatory bodies such as the SEC, NYSE and the FSA.
Reuters Messaging is widely used by financial institutions to communicate throughout the course of their business. Using IMAuditor, FaceTime clients utilising RM, are now able to combine the logging, archiving and easy retrieval of RM, with that of public and enterprise messaging and other real time communications. In addition, IMAuditor also supports the export of RM conversations to customers existing email archiving platforms for a single point of compliance and e-discovery
"With the acceptance and growth of IM, Web 2.0 applications and social networking sites in the workplace, real-time communication tools are rarely used in isolation. This development meets the growing regulatory requirements of the financial services sector and helps to ease the burden of compliance," comments Brian Babin, Director of Product Management of FaceTime Communications.
This new capability is available within 30 days to all FaceTime IMAuditor customers and supports all current versions of RM.
FaceTime IMAuditor ensures security, management and compliance for unified communications, financial and public messaging networks - from presence and instant messaging to conferencing and voice. IMAuditor protects real-time communications channels against viruses and other malware through integral support for existing anti-virus installations, effectively closing the zero-day gap. Patent pending anti-SpIM (Spam over IM) keeps IM networks free of bandwidth hogging spam, and intelligent, granular content filtering and logging of all electronic conversations ensures an audit trail for information leak prevention, compliance and e-Discovery.
IMAuditorr is used by Fortune 1000 companies and financial services firms to secure and manage real-time communications and ensure that instant messaging and unified communications platforms can be safely used without compromising security, compliance, productivity or allowing information leakage.