SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 8, 2013) - EdgeWave Inc. today announced the launch of EdgeWave Social, an industry leading cloud-based solution available for any and all enterprises or organization to manage policy, filter threats, and secure proprietary information on social media, while at the same time enabling full and transparent use of social media and all of its communications and collaboration benefits.
Social media is a top concern for companies, posing risks to security, productivity and corporate reputation. As a result, many companies are reluctant to allow social media in the workplace. But blocking isn't an effective alternative, as motivated employees can easily circumvent by using their mobile devices or other options. And the risks are still there, keeping many security and risk managers up at night. Simply put, if a company has employees they have a social media issue today.
That has changed now with the launch of EdgeWave Social. Today every company can safely allow social media in the workplace, fully leveraging the benefits of increased customer engagement, partner collaboration, and employee morale. As a cloud-based solution, EdgeWave Social can get up and running immediately, with no need to disconnect existing filtering, firewall, or other security infrastructure. Seamlessly integrating with an organization's current Internet security technology, EdgeWave Social makes it easy to set policies and controls to protect employees and companies, including automated alerts and granular reporting on security issues. Monitoring and controls occur in the cloud, providing flexible and responsive coverage on the organization's network and across mobile devices.
"EdgeWave Social can benefit literally every company in America," said Steve Brunetto, Director of Product Management at EdgeWave. "As the most used web application in the world, social media is effectively present in the workplace whether a company officially welcomes it or not. With EdgeWave Social, there is a simple solution that makes it easy for companies to safely manage social media and further empower employees."
Additional features and benefits of EdgeWave Social include:
- Enforce and monitor rules-based policies for social networking interactions, with granular feature-level control beyond standard website blocking.
- Prevent publishing of language inconsistent with corporate policy, such as profanity, in real-time.
- Identify and control individual social accounts by enforcing account level policies around user and admin access.
- Archive social media activity to reduce risk and meet regulatory obligations.
In November 2012, EdgeWave Social was identified as a technology to manage the risks of social media in Forrester's 'Manage the Risks of Social Media' report. EdgeWave and Forrester will be presenting a complimentary joint webinar on January 23, 2012 to further analyze the dangers of social media and discuss technology solutions available for organizations that want to quickly manage and secure social media. Details and registration for the free webinar can be found at www.edgewave.com.
Every day, thousands of enterprise customers and service providers trust EdgeWave to manage and secure their users from emerging web, email, social media and mobile-based threats. For more information on EdgeWave's portfolio of risk management solutions please visit www.edgewave.com.
About EdgeWave Inc.™
EdgeWave Inc. develops and markets cloud-based, on-premises, and hybrid Secure Content Management (SCM) solutions to the enterprise and service provider markets. The EdgeWave portfolio of web, email, mobile device and social media security protection technologies delivers comprehensive secure content management with unrivalled ease of deployment and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). EdgeWave products include iPrism web security, ePrism email security, EdgeWave Social and EdgeWave Mobile Security. With thousands of customers and over 200 partners worldwide, EdgeWave strives to deliver simple, high performance solutions that offer excellent value. Based in San Diego, California, EdgeWave markets its solutions through a network of value added resellers, ISPs and MSPs, distributors, system integrators, OEM partners and directly to end users. For more information about EdgeWave, visit www.edgewave.com.
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