SOURCE: Intradyn Inc.

November 14, 2005 11:57 ET

Intradyn Adds Instant Messaging Support for ComplianceVault™ Email Archiving Appliance

Announces Partnership With IM Vendor Akonix

ST. PAUL MN and SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2005 -- Intradyn (www.intradyn.com), the leader in simple, affordable solutions for automated email compliance, said today that customers of its ComplianceVault™ email archiving and retrieval appliances can now index, archive, and search instant messages (IMs) to meet regulatory, e-discovery, and other internal company requirements, through a partnership it has formed with Akonix Systems of San Diego. Akonix is the leading provider of instant messaging security products that enable organizations to use public and enterprise IM for productive, real-time communication and collaboration while protecting against viruses and spim, and meeting industry and corporate compliance mandates.

This partnership will empower customers of both Intradyn and Akonix with the ability to deploy an integrated archiving and compliance solution for both email and instant messaging. Customers can now add IM archives to the email archives stored and managed with their Intradyn ComplianceVault™ appliance -- providing one location for ensuring records retention compliance for all electronic communications.

"With the increasing number of industry and corporate compliance requirements, it has become difficult and timely for companies to ensure they meet regulatory mandates," said Alain R. Bezahler, president of Boston Computers & Peripherals, Inc. (BCPi). "Businesses are turning to resellers like BCPi to provide an all-in-one messaging compliance solution. The partnership between Akonix and Intradyn provides this complete product so IT departments can eliminate one more worry by ensuring their email and IM systems meet required compliance guidelines."

"It's now widely known that email communications are considered business records, requiring archiving," said Gary Doan, CEO of Intradyn. "But instant messaging presents the same challenge. There's a large market of companies that need an archiving solution that captures and indexes both, enabling rapid search and retrieval. We're delighted that Akonix chose to partner with us."

"Intradyn is recognized as a pioneer in simple, appliance-based email archiving solutions," said Peter Shaw, CEO of Akonix. "Our ability to leverage Intradyn's ComplianceVault™ solution and combine it with Akonix's instant messaging compliance and security expertise, gives corporate customers a powerful electronic communications management solution."

Intradyn just introduced and began shipping in early October the latest version of its archiving solution, called the ComplianceVault06™. The company was the first to introduce a simple, all-in-one appliance solution for email archiving at a cost of less than $10k more than 17 months ago, and the new version of the product takes another major step forward in simplicity and functionality.

Product Description

The ComplianceVault06™ Email Archiving & Retrieval Appliance is an integrated hardware/software solution that captures all of a company's email on a continuous basis, from a virtually unlimited number of email boxes. It stores the email on both hard disk and tape -- including unalterable "WORM" tape media (write once, read many). The appliance works with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and virtually all IMAP or POP3 email systems. It allows companies to meet a variety of email retention needs, whether related to regulatory compliance (SEC 17a-3 and 17a-4, NASD 3110, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, HIPAA, etc), or simply for good business practice in electronic records management -- as relates the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act, for example. The ComplianceVault06™ also allows for rapid searching of email, and now instant messaging with the support of Akonix technology, to improve responsiveness to litigation discovery requests.

Starting at less than $10,000, the new ComplianceVault06™ appliance has a much lower total cost than other solutions, whether in-house or outsourced. It is an all-in-one solution -- essentially an "archiving solution in a box" -- not affecting a company's existing IT infrastructure. It can be installed and set up quickly, even by non-IT personnel. There are no additional per-user costs, license costs, or other ongoing costs (other than tape media). Unlimited technical support is provided by Intradyn at no additional charge.

About Akonix

Akonix is the instant messaging (IM) security and management pioneer, enabling Global 1000 companies to deploy productive, enterprise-wide IM that is secure, compliant and managed. Nearly one million global users across hundreds of organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Energy, Technology, Healthcare and Entertainment industries use Akonix solutions. Akonix's award-winning products provide the industry's only automatically-updated protection to block real-time viruses for both enterprise and public IM systems. Akonix has certified partnerships with all leading IM and presence providers including America Online®, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Reuters, IBM, Parlano and Bloomberg. An IM industry first, the Akonix Security Center (www.imsecuritycenter.com) provides real-time information about worms, viruses and other vulnerabilities that target IM and P2P networks. The company issues monthly and quarterly IM threat watch reports to track key trends and vulnerabilities. For further information on the company, please visit www.akonix.com.

About Intradyn

Intradyn's mission is "Data Protection Made Simple.™" Headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, the company develops software that it incorporates into all-in-one data protection and preservation "appliances" -- bringing enterprise-class functionality at prices affordable to small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Founded in 2001, Intradyn designs its products specifically to address the overriding IT issues facing smaller businesses today: complexity and affordability. It introduced the RocketVault™ Backup & Archiving Appliance in July 2003, and later that year won a "Best of the Tests" award from Network World magazine. The company's other products include the BackAgain™ family of data protection software for Microsoft Windows™ environments, and the ComplianceVault™ Email Archiving Appliance, which allows companies to affordably comply with such strict rules as the SEC's email retention and availability regulations. The company sells its products throughout the U.S. and internationally through a growing network of resellers and partners, now numbering more than 130 organizations. Additional information is available at the company's web site, www.intradyn.com, or by calling 651-203-4600.

Contact Information

  • Press contact for Intradyn Inc.
    Tony Keller
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    Press contacts for Akonix Systems
    Katie Assar / Noah Dye
    LEWIS PR
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