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Akonix Drives Innovation in the Compliance and Risk Management Market


Announces L7 Enterprise’s integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

San Diego, CA – October 16, 2007 – Akonix Systems, Inc., a provider of policy and risk management products for real-time communications, today announced Akonix L7 Enterprise™ v6.2, to provide instant messaging (IM) archiving, security, compliance and policy management for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

L7 Enterprise further simplifies regulatory compliance, including support for e-discovery rules, by effectively streamlining unified communications management and policy deployment. Thanks to Akonix’s 360° Security for Real-Time Communications™, employees can take advantage of Office Communications Server 2007’s IM capabilities, including connectivity to public IM networks such as Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger, with added protection against external security breaches such as worms and viruses.

“Microsoft is pleased to be working with Akonix to deliver a seamless communications experience to our customers,” said Yancey Smith, group marketing manager, Unified Communications Group, at Microsoft Corp. “Akonix’s L7 Enterprise v6.2 delivers enhanced policy management, compliance and security to our Office Communications Server 2007 users with features like IM content filtering, user and role-based ethical walls and access control, conversation-based reporting and anti-virus and archiving for IM file transfers.”

The new release of L7 Enterprise provides improved compliance features for Akonix customers. Further expanding its IM archiving capabilities, version 6.2 now directly integrates with C2C ArchiveOne, Fortiva and Quest Software electronic message archiving platforms. It also adds external disclaimer injection for compliance and audit purposes. This provides businesses with a retrievable record of external users notified of IM conversation monitoring, assisting them in potential litigation headaches and helping to enforce policy for appropriate corporate IM use.

“With over 10,000 laws, codes and regulations governing the use, retention and archiving of electronic communications in the United States alone, it is imperative that security products continually improve in order to enable businesses to more easily meet these demands,” said Don Montgomery, VP of marketing at Akonix. “Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 takes enterprise communications and workplace collaboration to the next level. Working closely with Microsoft, Akonix has a solid track record of helping customers embrace innovative technologies, while simplifying policy and management of real-time communications.”

Additional Akonix L7 Enterprise v6.2 performance enhancements include:
- Enables the Akonix L7 Enterprise plug-in for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Live Communications Server 2005 to provide redundant logging and management service from two Akonix L7 Enterprise gateway servers, ensuring a zero-message loss infrastructure
- Integrates with SQL Server 2005, ISA Server and archives directly to Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive
- Ensures logging data is accessible for reporting and archiving within one hour

Akonix L7 Enterprise v6.2 encompasses all security updates since v6.1. It will be available in November as a packaged application for Windows Server systems, and factory configured on Akonix’s A1000™, A1000 IM Essentials™ and A6000™ IM policy-management appliances. To order or request more information, please call 619-615-9415 or email Companies interested in putting Akonix products to work protecting their networks can receive a free 30-day evaluation at

About Akonix
Akonix is the most deployed IM security and compliance product in the world, enabling companies of all sizes to install productive, enterprise-wide IM that is secure, compliant and managed.

Over 1.9 million people around the world rely on Akonix’s products to protect their networks and meet compliance requirements. With more than 20 patent applications, Akonix’s 360° Security provides the industry’s only automatically-updated protection to block viruses and malware for both enterprise and public IM systems. Akonix is a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program, an IBM Business Partner, an Intel Software Partner and an HP Business Partner. The company is licensed and certified by America Online®, Microsoft and Yahoo! to inspect and archive IM traffic. Furthermore, Akonix has developed business alliances and integrated its technology with leading enterprise IM platforms, including Reuters, Microsoft, IBM, Jabber, Inc., and Bloomberg, and message archiving products from EMC, HP, Symantec, Iron Mountain, ZANTAZ, Intradyn, C2C, Fortiva, Quest Software, and others.

An IM industry first, the Akonix IM Security Center ( provides real-time information about worms, viruses and other vulnerabilities that target IM and P2P networks. The company issues monthly and quarterly IM threat watch reports to track key trends and vulnerabilities.

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