Akonix Upgrades IM and P2P Firewall

San Diego-based Akonix said this morning that it has upgraded its instant messaging and peer-to-peer file sharing firewall, Akonix Enforcer. The new 4.0 version of the software adds the ability to block the latest P2P protocols and networks, including BitTorrent and eDonkey, the ability to block Internet Relay Chat instant messaging, and better ability to analyze VLAN traffic. The company also said that it has new reporting capabilities which provide statistics on blocking actions by users network identity.