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Monday, 23 December 2013

Scalix is Back!

Scalix is back after a restructure of the company following a management buyout.

New in the Univention App Center: PLUCS for instant messaging

The new app PLUCS in the Univention App Center provides you with a Jabber/XMPP daemon for instant messaging with domain integration via UCS.

Friday, 6 December 2013

UCS 3.2 video series

Univention have already uploaded five videos demonstrating the new features of UCS 3.2 onto their website.

New in the Univention App Center: LSE LinOTP for two-factor authentication

Univention are now offering a two-factor authentication solution, called LSE LinOTP from LSE Leading Security Experts, which is available via the Univention App Center.

UCS 3.2 released!

On 18th November 2013, Univention released Univention Corporate Server 3.2. This  major release is characterised by an overall improved user guidance concept via a completely revised UCS start page and a revised Univention Management Console (UMC) overview page.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Universities around the globe love Zarafa

And once again, in the last few weeks, two universities have decided to move to Zarafa. Zarafa welcomes the University of Stuttgart and the University of Namibia to the party!

The S Series - Smoothwall's powerful new appliances

Smoothwall are rolling out updated hardware: the S4, S8, and S12. These powerful 1U devices support both SWG and UTM so that you can rely on Smoothwall to protect your network for years to come.

Smoothwall's new policy test tool

With Smoothwall's new policy tester, you can now see exactly which web filtering policies are affecting a particular URL.

Smoothwall 64 bit roll-out

By the end of November, all users will have access to the 64 bit editions of SWG and UTM.

Force NoSSL on Google!

Google’s HTTPS-driven services have caused issues for organisations worldwide over recent months, allowing inappropriate content to go uninspected.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

SAML - new single sign-on solution for web applications by Univention

Univention have just developed and released a single sign-on solution for logging on to different important web services like Dropbox or Google Apps. It is called SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) and is available via the Univention App Center.

Univention Corporate Server available in openSUSE Build Service

From now on, software manufacturers can create their installation packages for Univention Corporate Server (UCS) automatically and easily via the Open Build Service operated by Suse.

Zarafa 7.1.7 available in the Univention App Center

Zarafa's latest release 7.1.7 is now available in the Univention App Center.

Univention webcasts on YouTube

Univention webcasts give you a good impression of the performance and convenient use of Univention.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Zarafa WebApp 1.4 final released

This version introduces new features including the auto save of your drafts, the use of keyboard shortcuts and message in a message.

Zarafa Releases Collaboration Platform 7.1.7 final

Zarafa has announced the immediate availability of the ZCP 7.1.7 final release. This release is a maintenance release with WebApp 1.4 and fixes to some minor issues.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

NoMachine 4 Released

NoMachine, a leading provider of remote access and hosted desktop delivery solutions, today announced the official release of NoMachine version 4.

Efficient and secure identity management for hybrid clouds


IT decision makers are hesitant to store sensitive corporate information on the cloud. They prefer to store confidential data locally. This implies the need for technologies that allow secure data matching of the data available on the cloud and the corresponding data stored locally.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Composer customer portfolio continues to grow for O3Spaces in 2013

New and existing customers including Verizon Business, Above Security Europe and Digital Rapids, have chosen for O3Spaces document solutions.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Zarafa Tour 2013 - Groupware Technology + Zarafa Appliance for UCS

After seven successful years of Zarafa SummerCamp, Univention technology partner Zarafa is starting a new informative event concept in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Soltau (Germany).

Thursday, 18 July 2013

High availability and stability at nine locations of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection thanks to UCS

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection in Germany introduced UCS in 2006 and recently updated to UCS 3.1 in May 2013, thus profiting from the Active Directory functions which are available in UCS thanks to the integration of the free software Samba 4.

Smoothwall Announced Improved Mobile Clients for Windows and iOS

Users of our Smoothwall Connect remote filtering will be receiving improved clients for both Windows and iOS platforms, making the control of your devices’ web access easier and more comprehensive than ever.

Smoothwall Limit Bandwidth by ‘Who, What, Where, When’ policy

Not all abuses of Internet access revolve around inappropriate content - the consumption and monopolisation of bandwidth is an increasing problem for networks worldwide.

Smoothwall Reporting - A new high performance database and a more focused set of reports

We have seen some big changes in Smoothwall software during 2013 — and the next update is no exception This winter you will see a major upgrade to the reporting system arriving as an update. This will require some data migration - more on that later - but first, a bit of background.

Central domain management with UCS at Smith Engineering

The American construction consulting company Smith Engineering Company recently introduced Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and centralised its former five Samba 3 domains into one.

Friday, 12 July 2013

NoMachine 4 Beta 1 Release Announcement

NoMachine has announced the first beta release of the upcoming NoMachine 4 software. Redesigned to offer more functionality and a brand new intuitive user-interface, version 4 is completely revolutionising remote computing offering users new ways to access desktops, as well as share and control the content that's on them.

Friday, 28 June 2013

SANGFOR Short-listed in Gartner 2013 WAN Optimization Controller Magic Quadrant

Last month SANGFOR announced that SANGFOR is short listed in the Gartner 2013 WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) Magic Quadrant. This is the fourth product from SANGFOR that has entered the Gartner Magic Quadrant; the other three are Internet Access Management (IAM), SSL VPN and Application Delivery (AD).

SANGFOR Listed in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for the Third Time

SANGFOR announced last month that SANGFOR Internet Access Management (IAM) has entered Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for the third time, due to advanced technology and positive market performance in the Asia Pacific region.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sangfor ANZ distributor

CustomTech is pleased to be appointed the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Sangfor.

Rural district uses open source to manage IT at schools


The rural district (Landkreis) Wittmund in north-western Germany is using GNU/Linux to centrally manage computers usage at eleven of its schools, reports Univention, one of the open source IT companies involved in the project.

Howto setup a 'USB Drive' feature with TheGreenBow VPN Client

A demo video on how to setup and use the USB Drive feature. The USB Drive feature in TheGreenBow VPN Client software allows a user to move the VPN Configuration (i.e. VPN tunnels, security elements) out of his computer and onto a portable USB Drive.

Security and costs keep Austrian orthopaedic centre on open source

For the past seven years, the Nuhr Medical Center in the Austrian town of Senftenberg has been relying on open source servers for its email, file and print services.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Netvoyager releases LX1014

The Netvoyager LX1014 is a new compact and feature rich entry level thin client based on Netvoyager's successful operating system, PhoenixOS™.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Case Study: Davos Klosters

“The best part about SEP sesam is that I can back everything up with one product. All areas and volumes of data are..."

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

New demo film "Easy (un-) installation of applications with Univention App Center"

The latest Univention demo film uses the file-sharing software ownCloud to show you how to use the Univention App Center to expand your IT infrastructure easily with more applications for groupware, document management and backup functions as well as other third-party solutions.

Samba 4 in the field - 1.5 years of experience

Samba 4 was integrated in Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 1.5 years ago. Since then it has been offering UCS users Active Directory functionality with which domains and their users, groups, group policies and computers can be administered in both Windows and Linux environments.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

German federal state switches Linux-based school server

In the article "German federal state switches Linux-based school server", the web magazine "THE H OPEN" reports that the governmental IT supplier for schools in the German Federal state of Baden-Württemberg plans to discontinue the development of its own school server solution, paedML Linux, and switch to UCS@school.

New documentation on Mac OS X in UCS domains

The UCS manual provides new, easy-to-understand documentation on the process of joining Mac OS X clients to a UCS environment using Samba 4.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Zarafa WebApp 1.3 available!

Zarafa has released the latest version of its enterprise web client, the Zarafa WebApp 1.3.

Where does O3Spaces Workplace fit compared to SharePoint?

We are often asked where O3Spaces fits in, so here is a brief summary:

More on Guardian 2: End of Life

Smoothwall Guardian 2 web filter is nearing its end of life as a supported software product.

NX4 Tech Tip: How can I terminate a virtual desktop session with NoMachine 4?

If you are using NoMachine Player to run a virtual session, such as a GNOME desktop, you can terminate the session by choosing the logout option from the GNOME system menu.

NX4 Technology demo

Stream your remote videos, music and photos to wherever you are!

Microsoft Sharepoint Backup

Restore all SharePoint servers as well as all files that are saved in databases and on file servers quickly.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Scalix Migration

Scalix is a robust, highly reliable platform - but Xandros no longer maintains Scalix. So if you are running Scalix, migration to another platform is highly recommended.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013