Press Release - Netbox Blue Announces Deal with EdgeWave

Australian social media management specialist Netbox Blue has announced a licensing agreement with US secure content heavyweight EdgeWave, Inc.  The deal enables EdgeWave to provide its customers with Netbox Blue’s award winning social media management technology, SafeChat®

Netbox Blue Chairman, John Fison described the deal as further evidence of the unique nature of the SafeChat® technology and its importance in the increasingly complex world of social media.

“We are delighted to be working with EdgeWave to deliver our technology to the US market,” Mr Fison said.  “We have already proven the value of our social media management technology in schools around Australia, where we have helped to control cyber bullying, inappropriate language and even helped to prevent cases of self harm. Our relationship with EdgeWave demonstrates just how valuable this technology is to the rest of the world as well.”

EdgeWave is leveraging Netbox Blue’s technology to bolster its iPrism Social Media Security solution –a new service that transcends traditional Web filtering by seamlessly monitoring and controlling user interactions with social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

"With social media becoming the largest, fastest growing segment of Web traffic and an integral part of personal and business relationships, organizations can no longer adopt an all-or-nothing approach for enforcing Internet use policies," said Steve Kelley, SVP of Corporate Development and Product Strategy at EdgeWave. "iPrism Social Media Security is seamlessly integrated into the fabric of social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter to provide organizations with much needed visibility, control and protection against potential threats and liabilities associated with the social Web."

iPrism Social Media Security provides administrators with un-equalled functionality for managing social media applications:

  • Policy management interface enables easy-to-configure acceptable use policies for social media applications
  • Industry-specific policy templates that are customizable to fit an organization’s individual requirements
  • Integrated, customizable reporting for visibility and regulatory compliance of social media activity
  • Application-level content blocking and warning messages that provide an integrated user experience with applications such as Facebook and Twitter

iPrism Social Media Security is available for purchase with iPrism Web Security v7.1.

About Netbox Blue

Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions.  Our real-time social media and web 2.0 pattern matching technology immediately reports on inappropriate communications.  With systems deployed in more than twenty countries, Netbox Blue protects business, education, government and not-for-profit organisations with next generation security solutions.  Netbox Blue is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and is privately held.

About EdgeWave Inc™

EdgeWave Inc. (OTCBB/OTCQB: EWVE) develops and markets on demand, on-premises, and hybrid Secure Content Management (SCM) solutions to the mid-enterprise and service provider markets. The EdgeWave portfolio of web, email and data protection technologies delivers comprehensive secure content management with unrivalled ease of deployment and low TCO. EdgeWave products and services include iPrism Web Security, a comprehensive Secure Web Gateway solution and the ePrism Messaging Security Suite, a fully-hosted solutions for Email Filtering, Email Data Loss Protection, Email Encryption, Email Continuity, and Email Archiving, which can be accessed from a single user interface. 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

© Copyright 2012 Netbox Blue.  All rights reserved.

The EdgeWave, iPrism, and ePrism Logos are trademarks of EdgeWave, Inc.

SafeChat® is a registered trademark of Netbox Blue.

All other trademarks and registered trademarks are hereby acknowledged.

For more information please contact Peter Geale, Global Marketing Manager, Netbox Blue.  peter [dot] geale [at] netboxblue [dot] com.  Netbox Blue logo is available on request.

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