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Open-Xchange Gives Feature Boost to Collaboration Server
Jun 14, 2007 (10:06 AM EDT)


TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-Xchange, Inc. today announced a comprehensive feature update for Open-Xchange Server 5. The upgrade adds more than 50 usability improvements to the Linux-based collaboration suite.

Open-Xchange Server 5 provides customers with key messaging functions such as email, calendaring, contacts and task management that are fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Service Pack 3 for Open-Xchange Server 5 offers major productivity improvements through performance enhancements and through supporting the latest Application Server of Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 4.

"The current release of Open-Xchange Server 5 has been helping organizations collaborate and be more productive for the last two years," said Gerald Labie, CEO Open-Xchange. "We've worked with our customers and partners to identify and deliver improvements to our current feature set and deliver completely new capabilities enhancing the overall value of our solution."

"The City of Newport News is using Open-Xchange Server intensively with 1,200 users. We participated in the beta program for Service Pack 3 and were pleased with the usability improvements and stability of the Outlook OXtender," says Andy Stein, IT Director, City of Newport News, VA.

Upgrades include: * Optimized SQL queries, providing customers with large number of users with significant performance improvements * Optimized synchronization with smart phones and Palm devices * Enhanced usability for Microsoft Outlook, enhanced support of global address book, and user modifications within Microsoft Outlook vacation notice, filter rules, password, etc. * Extended search capabilities and functionality * Support for Red Hat Application Server 2, providing customers with a fully supported and maintained Red Hat solution stack

Open-Xchange Server 5 supports the two most relevant enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse Linux Enterprise Server. To-date, more than 2,000 companies in 65 countries have deployed Open-Xchange Server 5. The company has also recruited more than 500 value-added resellers in 60 countries.

Open-Xchange Server 5 including Service Pack 3 is available for a free, 30-day trial at http://www.open-xchange.com

About Open-Xchange Server

Open-Xchange Server 5 delivers Smart Collaboration(TM) that simplifies everyday life, work and social interactions. It is based on open source software and open standards and offers reliable and scalable messaging and advanced groupware solutions. Open-Xchange Server offers email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and knowledge management. Unique features of Open-Xchange Server 5 include: A common repository of documents, bookmarks and knowledge entries; Documail, the integration of email and document sharing/version control; Smart Links between all collaboration objects; Smart Privacy, that let's users define read and write access to all collaboration objects; and Universal Access, the ability to access the server from the widest variety of browsers, clients and mobile devices. Organizations use the Open-Xchange Server's GUI-based administration module featuring Tiered Entitlement to implement role-based user management.

Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange's open source project is licensed under the General Public License for the software program and the Creative Commons, Attribution, Noncommercial, ShareAlike or CC:by-nc-sa for the digital content or Web Access Add-on. Open-Xchange Server has been recently awarded LinuxWorld's Product Excellence Award, ServerWatch's Product Excellent Award, and InfoWeek's Server Product of the Year.

About Open-Xchange, Inc.

Open-Xchange, Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. Open-Xchange enables web-hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered using Software as a Service (SaaS). Internet service providers (ISPs) and hosting providers, led by 1&1 Internet, deliver advanced email and groupware features through Open-Xchange to millions of users. Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com .

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Maney Page One Public Relations for Open-Xchange mike@pageonepr.com +1.215.345.7096

CONTACT: Mike Maney of Page One Public Relations, +1-215-345-7096, mike@pageonepr.com, for Open-Xchange

Web site: http://www.open-xchange.com/