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January 25, 2006

Countrywide Enlists Akonix To Manage Enterprise IM

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Countrywide Financial Corp. has chosen 's enterprise instant messaging security and compliance system to support its IBM Lotus Sametime enterprise IM network.

The Akonix L7 Enterprise IM management gateway will assist the financial services firm in meeting additional IM management needs, including automated reporting and industry and corporate compliance. The system defines usage polices and provides active filtering for inappropriate content and confidential information and offers advanced logging, reporting and compliance monitoring capabilities.

Akonix will also help prepare for federation with existing public IM clients. Akonix provides immediate security, compliance and management support for new public IM clients as they become available, including the recently launched Google Talk.

"Because we are required to adhere to specific government and lending institution mandates, we needed an enterprise-wide instant messaging solution that allows employees to gain the business benefits of real-time communications," said Dylan Donate, vice president of messaging technologies at Countrywide Financial, in a prepared statement. "Lotus Sametime combined with Akonix L7 Enterprise does just that. We now have a comprehensive, secure, automated solution in place that enables internal and external IM conversations to be closely managed."

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