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Akonix Version Delivers Policy Enforcement for Instant Messaging, Online Conferencing and VoIP

  • 18 February, 2008 16:30

<p><b>MELBOURNE - February 18, 2008</b> - IT Security Specialists CoreSight today announced the introduction of Akonix L7 Enterprise v7.0 Unified Policy Management (UPM) platform.</p>
<p>The <a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/partners/akonix.html" target="_blank">Akonix L7 Enterprise</a> platform monitors, applies and enforces policy and actions for the corporate use of unified communications (UC) applications, including public and enterprise instant messaging (IM), online conferencing, VoIP and electronic faxing. The Akonix range is sold and supported locally through CoreSight.</p>
<p>Already a leader in the area, Akonix is broadening its product offering to deliver a cost-effective means to manage messaging and collaboration for compliance laws and regulations, and protect against security threats, data leakage and inappropriate use by employees.</p>
<p>CoreSight spokesperson Scott Jackson said that, “by improving collaboration through real-time communications, businesses are also finding that the enforcement and management of multiple policies is messy and expensive – and not always effective. We see Akonix as being quite visionary in their approach, developing a user-friendly system that allows the consolidation of policy management, security, archiving, content scanning, authorisation and reporting into one, unified platform.”</p>
<p>The suite includes modules for setting policy on employee use of public IM (e.g. AOL Instant Messenger®, Google Talk, Microsoft® Windows Live™ Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger) and enterprise IM (e.g. IBM Lotus Sametime®, Jabber XCP™ and Microsoft Office Communications Server), plus new modules supporting online conferencing, VoIP and server-based faxing.</p>
<p>L7 Enterprise v7.0 integrates with Microsoft’s UC platform, Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007, and consolidates policy management and enforcement across the full OCS 2007 Enterprise Edition. Conferencing and VoIP features for IBM Lotus Sametime 8 will also be available in early 2008, adding to Akonix’s current support for Sametime IM.</p>
<p>“Unified communications will significantly change the way people work by providing one user interface for all IP communications,” said Mark Levitt, program VP for Collaborative Computing and the Enterprise Workplace at IDC. “Akonix is recognizing this transition and supporting the next-generation of real-time workplace communications by providing a platform to ease its management and regulation.”</p>
<p>Akonix L7 Enterprise v7.0 is available immediately and factory configured on Akonix’s A1000 IM Essentials™, A1000™ and A6000™ appliances.</p>
<p>Organisations interested in putting Akonix products to work protecting their networks can request a free 30-day evaluation or more information through local partner CoreSight. The relevant contact details are by phone on +61 3 9878 2726 or via email at info@coresight.com.au.</p>
<p><b>About Akonix</b></p>
<p>Akonix, the most deployed IM security and compliance product 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, online conferencing, VoIP and electronic faxing.</p>
<p>Over 1.9 million people around the world rely on Akonix’s products to manage and enforce electronic messaging policy and meet compliance requirements. Akonix is an EMC Velocity Partner, HP Business Partner, IBM Business Partner, Intel Software Partner and Microsoft Gold Certified 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.</p>
<p>For further information on the company, please visit: <a href="http://www.akonix.com/" target="_blank">www.akonix.com</a>.</p>
<p><b>About CoreSight</b></p>
<p>Australian specialists in IT security and connectivity, CoreSight offer tools from leading software and appliance developers including Imprivata, Attachmate, NetIQ, VASCO Data Security, Sophos, Akonix and Astaro. This approach delivers a thorough technological understanding, and close relationships allow CoreSight to leverage the vendor’s expertise and resources on behalf of their clients.</p>
<p>Privately held and based in Melbourne, Australia, CoreSight have earned a reputation for providing IT security tools that work, and delivering services that extend and support them.</p>
<p>For more information please visit: <a href="http://www.coresight.com.au/" target="_blank">www.coresight.com.au</a>.</p>

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