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Akonix Named 2008 Emerging Technology Vendor by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine


Recognized for innovative unified policy management offerings

San Diego, CA - July X, 2008 - Akonix Systems, Inc., the leading provider of unified policy management products for instant messaging (IM) and unified communications, today announced Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine selected the company as a 2008 Emerging Technology Vendor. The award recognizes technology providers that are offering innovative products to the channel.

CRN honored Akonix in the security sector for progressive unified policy management products, most notably its L7 Enterprise for the BlackBerry(r) Enterprise Solution(tm) module. The product archives BlackBerry text and SMS messages into an organization’s records retention database or compliance archive so that they may be auditable, searchable and restorable along with emails. Akonix also offers L7 Enterprise modules for archiving and securing public and enterprise instant messaging, online conferencing, electronic fax and VoIP events into unified retention archives.

Each vendor is judged on its respective partner program, including partner references and expected recruitment. Each organization must demonstrate a positive channel strategy that is supported by its revenues. The publication also evaluates on product description and level of innovation.

“New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable new ideas that solution providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty, and the CRN Emerging Tech list is where solution providers go to find these vendors,” said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Eveything Channel editorial.

“Akonix develops innovative, high-quality products for sale through our Certified Akonix Partner Program resellers,” said Don Montgomery, VP of marketing at Akonix. “We are honored that CRN recognizes our dedication to both product and channel excellence and will continue to proudly uphold our title as an Emerging Technology Vendor.”

Akonix’s L7 Enterprise product suite comprehensively manages IM and unified communications at companies, government agencies and educational institutions of all sizes. It monitors and archives electronic communications, such as public and enterprise IM, electronic faxing, BlackBerry text and IM, group chat, online conferencing, P2P and VoIP, from a central console for easy archiving and message retrieval. L7 Enterprise further addresses customers’ security, archiving, content scanning, entitlement and reporting needs while providing a safety net against potential legal headaches and security threats.

To learn more about Akonix’s unified policy management products, please visit For more information or to apply to join the Certified Akonix Partner Program, visit

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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, Global Relay, HP, Intradyn, Iron Mountain, Quest Software, Symantec, ZANTAZ and others.

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



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