Workers now forced to use Facebook for real work!

By • Aug 20th, 2010 • Category: Blog

FaceTime has just recently launched its Socialite SaaS solution to help monitor and secure social networking usage within the enterprise. It’s a groundbreaking step towards extending security and compliance to enterprise social networking, which in itself is a relatively new addition to the enterprise. From a security standpoint, FaceTime’s Socialite will be able to close off a potentially dangerous point-of-entry for spammers and attackers, while ensuring data leakage does not occur within an employee’s social feeds. With an increasing number of workers using social networks to contact sales prospects, screen potential employees, promote business events, and maintain contact within the business community, Socialite may become a necessary part of securing the business network. However, because it is a new offering, Socialite may not completely secure the beast that is social networking, and there are bound to be a few holes in its policy. All of that aside, Socialite is an interesting step forward in securing an increasingly important area of business. While employees may mourn the loss of freedom in browsing their friend’s profiles and food pictures, businesses will be able to enjoy greater security in an ever-evolving business environment.

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