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Akonix Partners with Pivot, Launches L7 Enterprise for Pivot 360 to Archive Instant Messaging (IM) for Financial Organizations


Releases L7 Enterprise Version 7.1 with improved system management, archiving of mobile text messaging and support for AOL Instant Messenger 6.5

San Diego, CA - May 19, 2008 - Akonix Systems, Inc., the leading provider of unified policy management products for instant messaging and unified communications, today announced a partnership with Pivot, Inc. to bring logging of one-to-one text, chat room communications and file transfers to Pivot 360 with L7 Enterprise(tm) for Pivot 360. Pivot 360 allows institutional professionals to manage information 360 degrees around a transaction by advancing beyond traditional IM. This partnership enables financial organizations to easily catalog communication for retrieval, while abiding by strict electronic messaging compliance requirements.

Akonix’s L7 Enterprise also offers mapping of Pivot 360 screen names to corporate directory user accounts and exports all communication to an email archiving repository. Financial enterprises can now easily index pertinent information shared over Pivot 360 in an integrated archive for email, chat, online conferencing and faxing.

“Organizations in the financial industry must comply with a multitude of regulations that compel archiving of all modes of electronic communication, including specialized networks like Pivot 360,” said Don Montgomery, vice president of marketing at Akonix. “We continue to introduce new features and products to provide archiving, security and policy management for nearly every mode of communication, including niche platforms like Pivot 360, and other collaborative applications like public and enterprise IM, mobile text messaging, electronic fax and online conferencing.”

“By partnering with an industry-leading company such as Akonix, we offer a trusted archival service to our customers who expect superior quality,” said Ed McDonnell, managing director at Pivot. “Our clients can benefit from Akonix’s years of experience at managing enterprise communications, and find comfort that all Pivot 360 correspondence is safely indexed for easy reference.”

L7 Enterprise for Pivot 360 is available now with the release of Version 7.1 of the L7 Enterprise suite of security and policy management software. Version 7.1 also introduces AOL-certified support for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 6.5 security, compliance and policy management, archiving of BlackBerry(r) SMS and PIN-to-PIN text messaging and new improvements to system manageability with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) built into Akonix appliances and server software. L7 Enterprise is available factory-configured on Akonix A-Series appliances or as software for Microsoft Windows Server systems.

Akonix’s L7 Enterprise seamlessly integrates with leading corporate archiving platforms, including EMC EmailXtender, HP Integrated Archive Platform and Symantec Enterprise Vault, to provide end-to-end, comprehensive archiving of electronic communications. Akonix offers L7 Enterprise modules for setting and enforcing security and archiving policy for public and enterprise instant messaging, BlackBerry text messaging, online conferencing, server-based fax and VoIP.

Akonix L7 Enterprise for Pivot 360 pricing will vary according to deployment and configuration options. To order or request more information, visit, 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, maker of the most deployed IM security and compliance products in the world, provides a Unified Policy Management (UPM) platform to monitor the use of unified communications applications in the workplace, administering and enforcing corporate policy and assisting with compliance regulations. The company offers a suite of UPM modules, simplifying and securing the use of real-time communications by managing all applications from a central location. L7 Enterprise performs security, archiving, content scanning, entitlement and reporting functions for real-time, electronic communications, including instant messaging, mobile messaging, online conferencing, VoIP and electronic faxing.

Over two million people around the world rely on Akonix’s products to manage and enforce electronic messaging policy and meet compliance requirements. Akonix is a BlackBerry ISV Alliance Partner, EMC Velocity Partner, HP Business Partner, IBM Business Partner, Intel Software Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Symantec Technology Enabled Partner. Furthermore, Akonix has developed business alliances and technology integrations with leading enterprise unified communications and IM platforms, including Bloomberg, IBM, Jabber, Inc., Microsoft and Reuters, and message archiving products from C2C, EMC, Fortiva, HP, Intradyn, Iron Mountain, Quest Software, Symantec, ZANTAZ and others.

For more information on Akonix and its UPM platform, please visit

About Pivot, Inc
Pivot is an inter-enterprise network that leverages Wall Street 2.0 communication and collaboration capabilities to create revenue-generation tools for trading-related workflows within the capital markets arena. The Pivot network helps transform conversations into ideas and ideas into transactions by integrating information, relationships and transactions into a single pivot point, giving customers the best information to base decisions. Based in New York City, Pivot is backed by Eze Castle Integration and leading venture capital firms Softbank Capital, Draper Fisher Jurveston Gotham Ventures, Hudson Ventures and EPIC. For more information, please visit



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