CustomTech Blog: 2014

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Happy Christmas & Support 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Joyous, Safe Christmas and New Year! Thanks for your patronage during the year! We look forward to serving you in 2015!

Google Safe Search - Important Information

Important Google Safe Search information for CensorNet Cloud web filtering customers.

Google has recently announced plans to remove the popular 'NoSSLSearch' feature in December which helps enforce Safe Search on the network. Unless action is taken the Safe Search mode may not function correctly after 1st December 2014.

Zarafa Tour Recap

The Zarafa Tour is behind us. This year's tour was all about the innovations coming in the next 6 months - the future of WebApp.

CensorNet Acquired by Industry Veterans

CensorNet has been acquired by a group of industry veterans, led by new CEO and chairman, Ed Macnair.

UCS 4.0 Released: New Design & Cloud Management...


Univention Corporate Server 4.0 is available! The newly designed and optimized UCS management system offers new options for managing virtual machines, making it a single point of administration for on-premises IT, as well as for Openstack and Amazon EC2-based clouds.

CensorNet Professional v5 Released

CensorNet Professional v5 is now available under general release and includes improvements in these key areas:

SEP to the Top: Partner Summit

The SEP business partner summit "SEP to the TOP"  is taking place again from February 9th to 10th 2015!

Open Cloud Alliance: Choice and Control for the Cloud

Univention with other software vendors and cloud service providers have created a new initiative, "Open Cloud Alliance" in order to solve key challenges in cloud computing today.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Webinar: SEP sesam Enterprise Backup - Introduction and Live Demo - 9 December

SEP sesam provides a complete integrated solution for all backup and disaster recovery requirements within an IT infrastructure. During this presentation SEP will present a quick overview of the most important features and demonstrate the functionality of SEP sesam as a central backup solution.

Smoothwall and Google SafeSearch changes


This is important information for Smoothwall customers filtering Google searches without HTTPS inspection: Google recently announced that, in December 2014, they will be removing their 'NoSSLSearch' functionality.

SEP sesam is certified for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver

As SAP often manages all important company data, it requires a certified backup solution to provide seamless and consistent data protection.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Webinar: SEP sesam Enterprise Backup - Introduction and Live Demo - 14 October

SEP sesam provides a complete integrated solution for all backup and disaster recovery requirements within an IT infrastructure. During this presentation SEP will present a quick overview of the most important features and demonstrate the functionality of SEP sesam as a central backup solution.

Integrate Enterprise Linux applications into existing AD domains

This new article describes briefly the different configurations available with the new "UCS Active Directory Connection" tool, which ensures the trouble-free integration of UCS into existing Active Directory domains.

Smoothwall IN06 update

Smoothwall have announced that the IN06 update will be released soon to all SWG, UTM and WAM customers with current software maintenance.

This update brings brand new Application Bandwidth Reporting, an overhaul of Portal-Based Reporting, Secure Global Proxy, and a new version of Smoothwall Connect, the remote filtering client for Windows devices.

Preview of UCS 4.0: First milestone released

The first milestone of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.0 is available as DVD-ISO for
64Bit architectures.

Save the date: Univention Summit, January 15, 2015

With more than 200 international visitors last year, the Univention Summit has become an important event for users and vendors of professional Open Source solutions.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Smoothwall and the "Shellshock" bash vulnerability


Following the disclosure of the vulnerability in Bash (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169), Smoothwall will be rolling out a priority update over the next 2 weeks to address the issue.

Univention patches for "Shellshock" - bash security vulnerability

Univention has promptly released patches for all "current" releases of UCS: 3.2, 3.1, 3.0 and 2.4.

"Shellshock" - bash security vulnerability

"Shellshock" is a serious security vulnerability in the bash shell that is found in almost every UNIX and UNIX like system including Linux, Mac OS X and BSD.

UCS 3.2-3 via Amazon Cloud Services

For all users that prefer to test or operate UCS 3.2-3 as a virtual machine via Amazon Cloud Services, Univention have updated the AMI images.

Release of UCS 3.2-3: Two operation modes for AD environments

Univention UCS 3.2-3 now includes the new module "Active Directory Connection", which replaces the older "Active Director Connector" module.

Zarafa Tour 2014 - Explore open source web collaboration

Zarafa Tour 2014 is under way in The Netherlands and Germany now. If you can't be there

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Univention Portal Web site for Australian & New Zealand

Univention has continued to expand it's presence beyond Germany launching the Univention portal web site for ANZ customers in partnership with ANZ value added distributor CustomTech. The website gives visitors their first impression of Univention Corporate Server and highlights the latest Univention events and company news.

Zarafa WebApp 1.6 final is out!

For those who have not had the opportunity to test drive one of the WebApp BETA releases, here are some of the highlights of the WebApp 1.6 Final release.

Webinar: SEP sesam Enterprise Backup - Introduction and Live Demo - 12 August

SEP sesam provides a complete integrated solution for all backup and disaster recovery requirements within an IT infrastructure. During this presentation SEP will present a quick overview of the most important features and demonstrate the functionality of SEP sesam as a central backup solution.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Zarafa Tour 2014

It's in Germany and The Netherlands so it's a long way to travel .... but if you can be there in September or October you'll have an opportunity to get together with like-minded people from every discipline and enjoy a day full of technology.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mandriva Pulse on UCS webcast this Friday


In this webcast, Univention will presenting UCS with its management system and the Univention App Center and the IT asset management solution Mandriva Pulse and it's special features.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Smoothwall - The Web You Want - dynamic content analysis video

Watch the video to learn about the rate of change of the Internet and the advantages of Smoothwall's real-time dynamic content analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fmKyvNXP5I

Mandriva Pulse is now in the Univention App Center

The Univention App Center now features Mandriva Pulse 2.0, the IT asset management solution by the French software supplier Mandriva which manages servers and clients in "all" environments (Windows, Mac OS X, Unix and Linux).

The Univention Blog: "An open platform for Enterprise applications"

Univention has established a new blog to keep customers regularly informed about their thoughts and ideas.

paedML® Linux 6.0 released


The Media Centre of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany, presented the new version of it's school IT management solution paedML® Linux 6.0.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Scalix Enterprise Groupware Adds Debian, Ubuntu Support

Scalix have announced Scalix 12.1, the alternative to Microsoft Exchange and IBM Notes, with experimental support for popular Debian & Ubuntu Linux distributions, plus native 64-bit Outlook support.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Release of Univention Corporate Client 2.0

Univention Corporate Client (UCC) 2.0, the Univention client Linux operating system, has been released and includes Ubuntu 14.04.

New demo video of the Univention Corporate Client

Watch the new demo video about UCC's (Univention Corporate Client) features! It can be found at: http://www.univention.com/products/ucc/
All other demo films can be found at: http://www.univention.com/products/demofilms/

Webcast: UCS in the Windows Environment with Samba 4

Univention are offering a new UCS webcast about how to migrate a Microsoft Active Directory domain controller using Samba 4:
Time: 17th July 5pm AEST & 18th July 6am AEST
Details and link at: https://www.univention.com/univention/dates/17-07-2014-1/ucs-in-the-windows-environment-with-samba-4/

Thursday, 12 June 2014

NoMachine OpenSSL security vulnerability

An information disclosure revealed an injection vulnerability in OpenSSL’s ChangeCipherSpec processing making it possible for malicious third parties to force the use of weak keying material in OpenSSL SSL/TLS clients and servers.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

New SEP sesam Disaster Recovery Solution for Linux Systems

With SEP sesam Relax & Recover you can finally back up your important Linux systems in operation. Disaster recovery turns into easy business.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014