Akonix Adds Microsoft Chat Support

San Diego-based Akonix Systems said today that it has added new support for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005. The Akonix L7 Enterprise product can now monitor and manage instant messaging traffic based on the Microsoft tool. Akonix provides software which allows companies to control or limit instant messaging traffic on corporate networks, including scanning for instant-messaging carried viruses and spam. The tool also supports creating access policies for instant messaging. Microsoft's Live Communications Server 2005 connects Microsoft enterprise IM users with MSN, AOL, and Yahoo instant messaging networks.