Akonix Chief Strategy Officer to Present at Information Systems Security Association --ISSA-- Conferences

for Wednesday and Friday (June 18 and June 20)
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Topic: Securing Networks against Risks of Instant Messaging (IM) And Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing

WHERE: ISSA Conference                  ISSA Conference
       Vortex Data Systems              Hale Koa Hotel
       San Diego, CA                    Honolulu, Hawaii

WHEN: Wednesday, June 18th, 2003        Friday, June 20th, 2003
      11:30 AM - 1:00 PM                11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

WHAT: Dmitry Shapiro, Chief Strategy Officer of Akonix Systems Inc., 
      will be presenting at the upcoming Information Systems Security
      Association (ISSA(R)) Conferences in San Diego, CA and Honolulu,
      HI. ISSA is a non-profit, international organization of 
      information security professionals that provides educational 
      forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that 
      enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its 
      members.

      The topics of discussion include how IM and P2P file sharing 
      have crept into and are posing risks to corporate networks. 
      These applications are built specifically to circumvent existing
      perimeter security devices, and pose significant risks to 
      overall network security, including worms and viruses, exposure 
      of proprietary information, legal liability, as well as 
      increased exposure to hacker attacks.

      Dmitry will be discussing the various risks associated with
      unauthorized IM and P2P file sharing on enterprise networks, 
      including why firewalls are not effective in blocking P2P and 
      public IM, details on the unique dangers of these applications, 
      as well as the available methods and tools to address those 
      dangers.

WHO:  Dmitry Shapiro is founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Akonix 
      Systems Inc. Akonix is an award-winning provider of enterprise
      software that transforms public Instant Messaging into a safe, 
      secure and manageable business-critical application. Backed by 
      three premier venture capital firms, the company's offerings 
      protect corporate networks from the dangers of unmanaged public 
      IM and P2P file sharing.

      Akonix's flagship product is the Akonix L7 Enterprise, a network
      perimeter security gateway that makes public IM safe, secure and
      manageable for use in corporate networks. Recently named Network
      Magazines 2003 product of the Year, the L7 allows companies to
      securely store, track, and archive public IM, ensuring complete
      compliance to all Federal, industry and corporate requirements 
      for the management of electronic communications, including 
      Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC/NASD, NYSE and HIPAA. A free 30-day trial of
      Akonix L7 is available for download at 
      http://www.akonix.com/freetrial.

      For more information on Akonix or to schedule a briefing please
      visit the company's website at www.akonix.xom or contact:

      Chris Langlois
      Townsend Inc. (for Akonix)
      858.457.4888; ext. 120
      clanglois@townsendinc.com

Contacts

Townsend Inc. (for Akonix)
Chris Langlois, 858/457-4888, ext. 120
clanglois@townsendinc.com

Contacts

Townsend Inc. (for Akonix)
Chris Langlois, 858/457-4888, ext. 120
clanglois@townsendinc.com