Akonix and ZANTAZ Announce Integrated IM Security & Archiving Solution

Public IM Now Secured, Archived Like Email and Other Electronic Communications

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 29 – Akonix Systems, Inc., the first company to make public instant messaging safe, secure and manageable for use in corporate networks and ZANTAZ, the leader in Compliance Technology Solutionsâ„? for the financial services industry, today announced the integration of Akonix L7, a security gateway for public instant messaging (IM), and ZANTAZ Digital Safeâ„?, a secure archiving solution that provides fast searching and instant retrieval of all types of electronic documents.

The Akonix L7 – Digital Safe integration gives IT managers a single, comprehensive archive of all electronic communications – including public IM traffic – within the company network. Akonix L7 detects, secures, manages and logs public IM traffic at the network perimeter and transfers IM conversations to Digital Safe as they are completed.

“The integration between Akonix L7 and ZANTAZ Digital Safe demonstrates our commitment to enterprise customers and their sophisticated archiving needs,” said Peter Shaw, Akonix CEO. “We’re proud to partner with ZANTAZ to deliver this important capability.”

“The Akonix L7 integration with Digital Safe gives enterprises access to a uniquely detailed archive of public IM traffic,” said Michael C. Myers, ZANTAZ Vice President for Strategic Projects. “Akonix L7 goes beyond basic message logging to record policy triggers, policy actions and entire conversation threads. We believe this has significant value to the market.”

About Akonix

Akonix Systems, Inc. is the first security software company dedicated to protecting corporate networks against the dangers of public instant messaging, peer-to-peer file sharing and other Rogue Protocols.

Akonix’s first product is Akonix L7, a network perimeter security gateway that makes public IM safe, secure and manageable for use in corporate networks. Akonix L7 controls public IM connections and content based on granular company policies, blocks any attempts to bypass the gateway, and archives and reports all public IM activity. A free 30-day trial of Akonix L7 is available for download at www.akonix.com/freetrial.

Founded in May 2000, Akonix is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.akonix.com.


ZANTAZ solves urgent regulatory, audit and litigation compliance problems for clients through innovative technology, cost-efficient outsourced services and consulting expertise. Based upon the proven ZANTAZ Digital Safeâ„? archiving infrastructure, patent pending indexing technology and rapid response Professional Services team, the company provides solutions that help clients capture, restore, archive and instantly retrieve electronic documents, while complying with pertinent governmental and industry regulations. Launched in 1996 and located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ZANTAZ is a privately held company that is backed by leading corporations and venture capital investors. For further information, visit the Website at www.zantaz.com, or call 800-636-0095.

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