The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-11-15T16:06:00Z JabberNow Instant Messaging Appliance Available in Australia 2005-11-15T16:06:00Z jabbernow-instant-messaging-appliance-available-in-australia Cleartext Pty Ltd, a leading provider of secure email and instant messaging (IM) solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Jab-berNow enterprise instant messaging (EIM) appliance for Australian customers. Designed for small and me-dium workforces, JabberNow offers out-of-the-box collaboration features like presence-based instant mes-saging (IM) and text conferencing. According to Government Computer News, the plug-and-play JabberNow appliance is small, light and in-credibly easy to set up [and] can handle most offices IM needs painlessly and securely. Targeted to smaller workgroups who internally and often externally collaborate on time-sensitive, mission-critical information NetworkComputing calls JabberNow about the easiest network installation chore I've ever had the pleasure of doing, while VARBusiness gives JabberNow two thumbs upits highest rating Based on Jabber, Inc.s flagship Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (Jabber XCP), JabberNow complies with industry interoperability standards and federates (securely connects and authenticates) with the vast majority of IM and extended presence networks used by financial institutions, manufacturers, gov-ernments and consumers. In its standard configuration, JabberNow is natively interoperable with any other Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) server and works seamlessly with any XMPP client, including mobile and value-added fixed (desktop) clients available through Cleartext. Available add-ons that Cleartext will be offering to the Australian market include a the AIM Gateway from Jabber, Inc. (for connec-tivity to the AOL IM network), SIP/SIMPLE gateway, SMS gateway, SDKs, message archiving, and LDAP integration, all of which enable JabberNow customers, through Cleartext, to utilize both sophisticated and simple real-time message systems inside and outside of their internal networks. Cleartext MD, David Banes said, We are very excited to provide a turnkey, secure and interoperable IM so-lution to the Australian market. IM has become a key presence and messaging tool within organisations to-day, with many corporate users creating informal public IM networks or graynets. These unsanctioned net-works become a security and administrative nightmare for the organisations IT staff. Rather than try to eradicate an effective communication tool, Cleartext and JabberNow offer a secure, cost-effective solution to eliminate installation, management and security concerns. To simplify EIM further, Cleartext offers centrally managed solutions for IM configuration, management, pol-icy definition, message archiving, antivirus, spyware, anti-SpIM and public IM interoperability. We have chosen to partner with Cleartext because of their experience with presence-based messaging generally and the Jabber protocol specifically, said Rick Emery, VP of business development at Jabber, Inc. Taken together, Cleartext and Jabber, Inc. will deliver the standard JabberNow product along with custom-ized functionality, mobile and fixed clients, and extended presence services to the Australian market. Pricing and further information for the JabberNow appliance and gateway solution is available now from Cleartext see their website, www.cleartext.com.au or by calling 1300 662863. -more- About Cleartext Cleartext markets and sells products, services and consulting in the internet messaging space. The focus is on providing secure messaging solutions for email and instant messaging to Australian small to medium businesses. Cleartext enables companies to implement a robust messaging infrastructure through a mixture of consulting, products, services and end user training. Cleartext was founded by David Banes, the former Technical Director at MessageLabs (Asia Pacific) Ltd, the world's leading provider of email security and management services and Leigh Costin the former Director of Product Marketing for Fortinet (Asia Pacific), the worlds leading privately-held network security systems supplier. For more information, please see www.cleartext.com.au About Jabber, Inc. Jabber, Inc. is a leading provider of real-time presence and messaging solutions. More than seven million users, representing hundreds of organizations worldwide, have licensed the Jabber XCP commercial server to underpin a wide variety of real-time, presence-powered applications, including enterprise instant messag-ing (EIM), transactional financial trading systems, and government intelligence systems. The JabberNow IM appliance is targeted to small and medium businesses, who require secure, interoperable, and compliant business-class IM. Jabber Inc., a 2005 EContent 100 Award Finalist and a 2005 Red Herring 100 Award Fi-nalist, counts Arcelor, AT&T, BellSouth, CapWIN, EDS, FedEx, France Telecom, HP, Lehman Brothers, McKesson, Orange, Portugal Telecom, and Wanadoo amongst its customers. Jabber, Inc.'s investors in-clude France Telecom, Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investing arm, Jona, Inc., and Webb Interactive Ser-vices, Inc. Visit www.jabber.com for more information. - ends - Media Enquiries: For Jabber Inc. Usher Lieberman Tel: +1 (303) 291-0522 x207 Mob: +1 (720) 987-9537 Email: ulieberman@jabber.com For Cleartext William Scully-Power Managing Partner MarketingFX Tel: 02 9281 8723 Mob: 0400 828 866 Email: wsp@marketingFX.net Unwired and Cleartext announce anti-spyware campaign 2005-09-01T15:12:00Z unwired-and-cleartext-announce-anti-spyware-campaign Cleartext Pty Ltd, a leading provider of secure email and instant messaging solutions, today announced that it has combined forces with wireless broadband carrier, Unwired Australia to provide Unwired customers with defences against spyware and other internet-borne threats. As part of the IIA's National Anti-spyware Campaign, and in connection with the Federal Governments anti-spyware activities, Cleartext and Unwired are providing free trials and discounted versions of the newly released, Australian developed, Online Armor to Unwired customers. Online Armor is a revolutionary product that protects your computer from spyware, trojan horses and other dangerous internet programs. Unwired CEO, David Spence said, Unwired already offers a high level of internet security and with this agreement we hope to encourage customers to be even more aware of the dangers of online threats, including Spyware. We are pleased to be working with the IIA and Cleartext on this initiative. Unwired already offers free anti-virus and anti-spam on all its email accounts including basic accounts. This adds to a number of other features with Unwireds email service including 100MB of capacity, access to mailboxes via GPRS phones and advanced calendar and meeting scheduling capabilities. Cleartext Managing Director, David Banes said, Spyware has evolved from a nuisance to an out-right threat to the secure use of high-speed Internet connections. As broadband customers deserve the right to use the Internet without the worries of identity theft or fraud by malicious programs, Online Armor can provide a much higher level of confidence. Due to the behavioural-based technology, new and unknown threats are also protected against, without waiting for signature updates. The Internet Industry Association (IIA) believes that over seven out of 10 computers connected to the Internet in Australia have some form of spyware installed. Spyware is a broad term which is used to describe a range of computer software from programs that track your web surfing habits to malicious programs which can covertly gather passwords and enable internet banking fraud. Peter Coroneos, Chief Executive of the IIA said, "We are concerned that many internet users do not know they have spyware on their computers. Indeed, one of the characteristics of spyware is the fact that it is installed without your knowledge or consent. It therefore violates your privacy and can be used to steal your personal information. Without the proper tools, spyware can be very hard to remove and you can often not be certain it has been entirely eliminated. Our campaign is designed to raise awareness, educate users about the problem and direct them to solutions that will protect them." Normally priced at an RRP $59.95 inc GST Cleartext is offering Online Armor to Unwired customers a discounted price of $45.95 inc GST. Online Armor trialware and software is available from links on the Unwired website. About Cleartext Cleartext markets and sells products, services and consulting in the internet messaging space. The focus is on providing secure messaging solutions for email and instant messaging to Australian small to medium businesses. Cleartext enables companies to implement a robust messaging infrastructure through a mixture of consulting, products, services and end user training. Cleartext was founded by David Banes, the former Technical Director at MessageLabs (Asia Pacific) Ltd, the world's leading provider of email security and management services and Leigh Costin the former Director of Product Marketing for Fortinet (Asia Pacific), the worlds leading privately-held network security systems supplier. For more information, please see www.cleartext.com.au About Online-Armor Online Armor is designed and developed by Tall Emu, a Sydney based developer of software and IT outsourcing services. Online Armor is the most powerful and easy to use solution for protecting your PC, your Privacy, and your Identity. Most popular security software programs in use today only identify and protect against known threats, or signatures. This means that frequently updating your security software and regularly running new scans is a requirement to obtain some level of protection. However, this also means that until a new threat is identified by your security software manufacturer, and a "vaccine" is eventually written and made available in a software update, your computer, your privacy, and your identity are vulnerable. For more information, please see www.online-armor.com About Unwired Unwired is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed (ASX:UNW) wireless broadband carrier. It services residential, small office/home office and small to medium enterprise markets in the greater Sydney region. At the end of June 2005, the company had more than 28,000 customers in Sydney alone, just 10 months after it launched its commercial service on 19 August 2004. In August it announced it would rollout to other parts of Australia in 2006 as part of a $37 million investment in Unwired by Intel Corporation. For more information, please see www.unwired.com.au - ends - CLEARTEXT and MessageLabs join forces on messaging security 2005-05-31T22:18:00Z cleartext-and-messagelabs-join-forces-on-messaging-security CLEARTEXT Pty Ltd, a leading provider of secure email and instant messaging solutions, today announced a reseller agreement with MessageLabs (Asia-Pacific) Ltd, the leading provider of messaging security and management services, to deliver managed messaging and policy compliance services to small to medium businesses in Australia. Under MessageLabs global partner program, CLEARTEXT is now a Certified Partner, which enables it to resell MessageLabs comprehensive range of managed email security services, specifically tailored to small and medium business in Australia. These services provide protection from viruses, spam and other unwanted content, as well as help organisations to control content delivered via email. Cleartext will also be integrating MessageLabs services with its policy compliance solutions to offer service-based solutions vital to corporate compliance and email communications. CLEARTEXT's managed PolicyMatter service addresses the issue of user awareness by ensuring employees read, understand and agree to acceptable email use policies. PolicyMatter is a solution for managing the full email policy lifecycle creation, presentation, testing, understanding, agreement, detailed reporting and audit trails. Small to medium businesses face increasing pressure to build and maintain viable online businesses, but have often been held back by security concerns that threaten their productivity, credibility and resources. Now there is also the requirement to show compliance with Australian regulations and standards, said David Banes, Managing Director for CLEARTEXT. By offering MessageLabs services along with CLEARTEXT solutions, we can help these businesses to seamlessly achieve compliance with government and industry regulations, as well as secure their email communications, he added. In addition, the challenges associated with the need to continually invest in hardware, software and internal resources to proactively stay ahead of new and emerging threats is often difficult for small to medium businesses to keep up with. "Small to medium businesses face the same email security challenges of much larger businesses, yet they often do not have the resources or money to confidently select, effectively implement, properly administer and fully utilise the right security infrastructure, said Andy Lake, Director of Partners, Asia Pacific for MessageLabs. These businesses are increasingly outsourcing their email systems to managed email security service providers as a way of keeping email-borne threats and unwanted content outside their networks. This enables them to get on with their core day-to-day jobs, rather than spending considerable time and effort tackling these issues, he added. About CLEARTEXT Pty Ltd CLEARTEXT markets and sells products, services and consulting in the internet messaging space. The focus is on providing secure messaging solutions for email and instant messaging to Australian small to medium businesses. Cleartext enables companies to implement a robust messaging infrastructure through a mixture of consulting, products, services and end user training. The company is privately held and headquartered in Sydney, Australia. CLEARTEXT was founded by David Banes, the former Technical Director at MessageLabs (Asia Pacific) Ltd, the world's leading provider of email security and management services and Leigh Costin the former Director of Product Marketing for Fortinet (Asia Pacific), the worlds leading privately-held network security systems supplier. For more information, please see www.cleartext.com.au About MessageLabs (Asia-Pacific) Ltd MessageLabs is the world's leading provider of email security and management services with more than 600 channel partners, 10,000 clients and offices in eight countries. For more information, please see www.messagelabs.com - ends - IT security experts launch start-up at AusCERT conference 2005-05-23T11:35:00Z it-security-experts-launch-start-up-at-auscert-conference CLEARTEXT Pty Ltd, a leading provider of secure email and instant messaging solutions, today announced the official launch of the company at Australias premier IT security conference; AusCERT being held from 22nd -26th May 2005 at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. CLEARTEXT was founded by David Banes, the former Technical Director at MessageLabs (Asia Pacific) Ltd, the world's leading provider of email security and management services and Leigh Costin the former Technical Marketing Manger for Fortinet (Asia Pacific), the worlds leading privately-held network security systems supplier. With senior level experience spanning across Europe, the USA and throughout the Asia Pacific, both founders are considered veterans of the IT security industry, having held similar roles with Symantec Asia Pacific for a number of years. CLEARTEXT markets and sells products, services and consulting in the internet messaging space. The focus is on providing secure messaging solutions for email and instant messaging to Australian small to medium businesses. CLEARTEXT enables companies to implement a robust messaging infrastructure through a mixture of consulting, products, services and end user training. CLEARTEXT is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the AusCERT 2005 IT Security Conference. In Australia, the AusCERT conference has proven to be the premier IT security event for IT security professionals and anyone with an interest in IT security. This is the fourth year this conference has been running and interest from delegates, speakers and sponsors has grown accordingly. We are very excited to be launching our new company at AusCERT 2005. Last year over 700 delegates attended and we expect at least the same if not more for AusCERT 2005, said David Banes, Managing Director of CLEARTEXT. More information on AusCERT can be found at http://conference.auscert.org.au About CLEARTEXT Pty Ltd Cleartext markets and sells products, services and consulting in the internet messaging space. The focus is on providing secure messaging solutions for email and instant messaging to Australian small to medium businesses. Cleartext enables companies to implement a robust messaging infrastructure through a mixture of consulting, products, services and end user training. The company is privately held and headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more information, please see www.cleartext.com.au - ends -