Leading Industry Analyst Firm Positions Actiance as a Visionary in the Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant

Web 2.0 Applications and Social Media Compliance Provider Selected Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 2, 2011) - Actiance (www.actiance.com), enablers of the safe and compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, today announced it has been included in the Gartner, Inc. 2011 Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant in the Visionaries quadrant of the report. Gartner reviewed 19 vendors and solutions in the report, selecting Actiance for inclusion based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"We believe our inclusion in the Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant by Gartner confirms our commitment to the enablement of Web 2.0 and the new Internet. We feel it showcases our ability to bring market leading capabilities into the Secure Web Gateway -- from the strongest control of Skype, to innovative management controls for social media," said Kailash Ambwani, CEO, Actiance. "As Web 2.0 applications, social media and social collaboration tools continue to expand and evolve, our customers are positioned to maximize the potential of these communications modalities, safely and securely."

As stated in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" (L. Orans/P. Firstbrook, May 25, 2011), "We ranked vendors on the strength of their commitment to the SWG market in the form of strong product management, their vision for the SWG market and the degree to which their road maps reflect a solid commitment of resources to achieve that vision."

Actiance is the leader in delivering Internet application security and management solutions, and provides the broadest visibility and controls for more than 5,000 named Internet applications. The company's customers include 20 of the largest 50 banks in North America and 1,600 customers worldwide.

As a module of Actiance's Unified Security Gateway, the Socialite capabilities provides granular feature control and management of content for social networks, for more than 160 features on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Administrators are able to define both an on-premise policy for employees working on the corporate network as well as a roaming policy for those off-network. Socialite is also the first solution to be deployable as a hybrid solution, available both as a software-as-a-service deployment (SaaS) and an on-premises solution. These capabilities give Actiance customers the broadest visibility and most comprehensive controls available to secure and enhance their social and web 2.0 applications.

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About the Magic Quadrant
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About Actiance
Actiance enables the safe and productive use of Unified Communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, including blogs and social networking sites. Formerly FaceTime Communications, Actiance's award-winning platforms are used by 9 of the top 10 US banks and more than 1,600 organizations globally for the security, management and compliance of unified communications, Web 2.0 and social media channels. Actiance supports all leading social networks, unified communications providers and IM platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter AOL, Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco.

Actiance is headquartered in Belmont, California. For more information visit http://www.actiance.com or call 1-888-349-3223.