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WebEx Launches Public Beta Version of New WebEx AIM Pro Business Edition Service


Enterprise Instant Messaging Solution Combines Flexibility of On-Demand IM with the Security and Centralized Control Large Organizations Demand

WHAT: WebEx® AIM® Pro Business Edition (BE) combines the security, compliance and centralized administration controls of enterprise instant messaging (EIM) with the reach, flexibility and scale of on-demand instant messaging (IM) to create a cost-effective, zero-maintenance EIM solution.

Backed by the WebEx MediaTone Network, the new edition will work with enterprise directory services and allow users to securely chat, launch conference calls, online meetings and live demonstrations with any AIM user with just a few quick clicks. The WebEx AIM Pro BE client is designed for business users with integrated access to corporate calendars, address books and firewall-friendly VoIP and video.

During the beta period the WebEx AIM Pro BE will be free to all testers. Once the service officially launches later this year it will be available to businesses on a subscription fee.

WHEN & WHERE: The beta version of the WebEx AIM Pro BE service client is available today, June 29, for free download at:

WHY: Instant messaging has become a mission-critical collaboration tool for an estimated 135 million workers in organizations of all sizes. Analysts estimate that this number will grow to more than 477 million by 2009 [1] with the majority of these users relying on consumer services. The WebEx AIM Pro BE addresses this demand while meeting the unique requirements of larger organizations including centralized control, security, and integration with corporate hygiene solutions and retention policies.

About WebEx
WebEx Communications Inc., is the leader of on-demand applications for collaborative business on the web. WebEx applications are used across the enterprise in sales, support, training, marketing, engineering and product design. WebEx delivers its range of applications over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a global network specifically designed for secure delivery of on-demand applications. WebEx Communications is based in Santa Clara, California and has regional headquarters in Europe, Asia and Australia. Please call toll free 877-509-3239 or visit for more information.

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[1] The Radicati Group, Inc.

AIM is a registered trademark of AOL LLC. WebEx and MediaTone are trademarks of WebEx Communications, Inc.

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