FaceTime Communications, the leading provider of solutions that secure, manage and extend instant messaging (IM) and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications, today announced that Reuters has selected FaceTime IM Auditor to be part of the Reuters Compliance Partner Program providing multi-network compliance functionality to Reuters Messaging customers.
The Company's award-winning IM Auditor extends the enforcement of information security, as well as corporate and regulatory compliance policies, to instant messaging occurring among employees, partners and customers.
With this announcement, Reuters customers will get the functionality needed to ensure Reuters Messaging communications meet regulatory compliance standards. FaceTime offers both connector-mode and proxy-mode support for Reuters messaging customers ensuring that security, administrative and strict compliance controls are in place to protect their networks from outside intrusion while meeting regulatory requirements. FaceTime's cutting edge proxy-mode IM gateway compliance features include: real-time Chinese walls (also known as ethical boundaries) that prevent communications between groups that would constitute a conflict of interest according to SEC regulations; inline disclaimers that let message recipients know their sessions are being recorded; real-time content filtering and scanning to block inappropriate keywords and phrases before they are sent; and advanced scalability and stability of the IM gateway solution.
"Reuters is committed to broadening its standards based and open collaboration offering and addressing the evolving needs of the financial services market," said David Gurle, executive vice president and global head of Collaboration Services. "Through Reuters Compliance Partner Program, Reuters and FaceTime are continuing their close collaboration in order to offer the most dependable, suitable and flexible compliance solutions to both existing and future Reuters Messaging customers."
"The configuration of IM compliance solutions is a complex task that calls for greater creativity," said Christopher Dean, senior vice president of Marketing and Business Development at FaceTime. "FaceTime is delighted to be working with Reuters and has once again demonstrated our ability to lead the industry with robust solutions that address customomers' most pressing business challenges."