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Scalix 11 Announced for Enterprise and Open Source Projects

  • 15 August, 2006 10:40

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<span style="font-weight: bold;">Advances Linux Messaging Platform with
Web Services, Improved Management, Rich Web and Mobile Clients, and
Best Outlook Support</span><br style="font-weight: bold;"/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">LinuxWorld, San Mateo, CA — August 14,
2006 —</span> Scalix Corporation today announced Scalix 11, a new Linux
email, calendaring and messaging platform for the enterprise and open
source projects. Scalix 11 is a field-tested, easy-to-administer system
enabling deep integrations with legacy environments. New features
include a Web services platform and mobile client, enhanced management
capabilities, and ongoing improvements to Scalix’s award-winning Web
client and Outlook support. A community preview is available for
download today at <a href=""><span style="font-weight: bold;"></span></a>
and the commercial release will be available in November 2006.<br/>
Scalix 11 addresses the unique Linux email needs of IT professionals
and end users. IT professionals receive Outlook level functionality
without Exchange costs or Microsoft license lock in, and improved
migration, administration, and management capabilities. End users
receive Outlook functionality with advanced collaboration and improved
Web and mobile access.<br/>
“Linux messaging customers are looking for the best of two worlds: the
product integrity of an enterprise platform with the community support
of an open source project,” said Glenn Winokur, Scalix Corporation CEO.
“Scalix 11 delivers on both of these requirements and introduces
exciting advances in Web access, mobility and Web services
architecture, while continuing to provide the best Outlook support in
the market today.”<br/>
“Scalix 11 is the foundation of our recently announced open source
strategy to support integration with other companies and projects. It
will make enterprise-class messaging available on the Linux-based stack
of business applications, and it is available today in a community
preview,” Winokur added.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Linux Enterprise Messaging</span><br/>
Scalix 11 competes with the new Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 as a
Linux solution that enables vendor choice, better administration and
broader client selection while maintaining the best Outlook support in
the market today. In addition companies are not required by Scalix to
upgrade their servers to 64-bit CPUs to install and run Scalix 11. End
users benefit from a broader client selection, and Web and mobile
device support, while maintaining the Outlook look and feel to minimize
training and improve Web and desktop client interoperability.<br/>
Scalix 11 also competes with other open source mail and calendaring
projects with a field-proven technology core, best-of-class Outlook
support, and broader mobile device support. Developers and
administrators will find it easier to migrate, with superior
performance and a broader choice of clients.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">New Features in Scalix 11</span><br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Scalix Web Services</span><br/>
Scalix has two new Web services: Scalix Messaging Services and Scalix
Management Services. Scalix Messaging Services are server-based REST
APIs for email and calendaring application integration. They allow
companies to integrate Linux messaging with their critical applications
such as content management, mobile solutions, CRM and ERP. Calendaring
functions and data can be integrated directly into other applications,
or the data from other applications can be directly integrated into
email and calendaring.<br/>
Scalix Management Services are SOAP-based APIs enabling management,
administration and provisioning that enhances the ability to manage
resources from the Scalix Administration Console.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Richest Web Access
Scalix Web Access is a Web client that can replace existing desktop
clients altogether. A new server-side search capability with a simple
Google-style user interface allows users to quickly find information
across mailboxes, including full-text body and attachment search. Full
folder sharing for all data types, including email, calendar and
contacts, has been added for delegated access. Performance has been
greatly improved to rival Outlook and other desktop clients.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Mobile Users
Improved Messaging</span><br/>
Scalix Web Access Mobile is a lightweight Web interface that enables
basic mailbox access for cell phones, PDAs and hotel set-top boxes. It
lets mobile workers perform simple operations such as reading their
inbox, replying to or forwarding messages.<br/>
New mobility features in Scalix 11 supplement Scalix’s existing
wireless capabilities, which make it easy for mobile workers to stay in
touch wherever they are. They give users rich wireless email, calendar,
address book and Personal Information Management (PIM) functionality
while providing broad choice in wireless carriers and devices. Scalix
supports all leading wireless devices, including all BlackBerry, all
wireless PalmOS devices including the Treo, and a variety of Windows
Mobile PDAs.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Best Outlook
Scalix offers the Linux industry’s most transparent Outlook support
because it is a mature native MAPI implementation. Scalix’s Outlook
support has been enhanced further with Scalix 11, with indexed search
and improved mobile performance.<br/>
Scalix’s new SmartCache technology addresses the needs of mobile
workers using Outlook by insulating them from fluctuations in their
network, whether it’s a LAN or a sporadic home broadband network.
SmartCache keeps email, calendaring and other information flowing
continuously and transparently, whatever the network. Further, it
offers automatic offline mailbox caching and improved PDA syncing.<br/>
Scalix 11 provides certified plug-ins support for Google Desktop and
MSN Search, McAfee VirusScan, Symantec Norton Utilities and Captaris
RightFax Outlook Extension.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Management and
Scalix 11 features its own Scalix Migration Tool, which lets customers
easily migrate data from Exchange 5.5, Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003
and other legacy systems. An improved Scalix Administration Console
provides a single point of management for remote servers. Management
plug-ins enhances the console allowing custom scripts and extensions to
be written for administrators.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;">Internationalization
and Localization</span><br/>
As Scalix is increasingly deployed around the world, the company is
enhancing its internationalization and localization of the Scalix
platform. Scalix 11 provides full multi-byte language support, coupled
with an open-source localization kit for channel partners and customers
that will facilitate international deployments.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">About Scalix Corporation</span><br/>
Scalix is the leading Linux email, calendaring and messaging platform
company that addresses the needs of CIOs, email administrators and end
users to have a Linux-based, open source supported, field tested
collaboration environment. With over 1 million mailboxes worldwide,
35,000 Community Edition downloads, more than 2,500 community forum
members and over 400 corporate customers, Scalix is the lowest-risk,
Linux-based email and calendaring platform available to the enterprise
today. Scalix is available online at <a href=""><span style="font-weight: bold;"></span></a> or through Linux
resellers worldwide.<br/>
Scalix is a trademark of Scalix Corporation. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.<br/>
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Contact Australian distribution
partner Custom Technology Australia <a href=""></a></span><br style="font-weight: bold;"/>

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