The collaboration server software runs on Linux OS and provides the services required for email, directory access, calendaring, free/busy information and instant messaging. The power of Linux platform helps the server provide better performance and manage more number of users on a single machine when compared to a Windows based server. It also saves licensing costs for the server OS and can run on commodity hardware.
The collaboration server software runs on Linux OS and brings with it great deal of stability. The server is developed using Open Source components which have been evolved and perfected over a long period of time. This provides a high degree of reliability and efficiency to the server software.
All communication between server and client happens over secure encrypted channels. The mail server is configured with SpamAssassin (a tool to detect and filter spam) and Clamav (a tool for automatic detection and removal of virus from mails). The presence of these individual components in the market for many years and their Open Source nature makes them more secure when compared to other proprietary components.
Uses open standards
The use of open standards for communication provides the benefits of interoperability with other business applications (like CRM or ERP). Applications can share data via standard protocols and provide good integration functionality. The use of open storage formats ensures that you remain in control of your critical data and are not locked-in to the vendor. The server uses open standard protocols IMAP/POP & SMTP for email, CalDev for Calendaring and iTIP/iMIP for sharing with other clients, Jabber for Instant Messaging.
Administering the mail server, managing users accounts, lists and managing backups are a just a few of the many challenges that system administrators face in enterprises. The server comes with a simple, yet powerful web-based administration console. This centralized console address all the administration issues of a server or even a cluster of servers. The administrative functionality include user accounts, group and permission management, creating and administration of a server cluster, services/daemon monitoring and domain administration.