Merak Mail Server and ScienceLogic Launch Scalable Linux-Platform Solutions for Mid- to Large-Sized Service Providers

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Advanced solutions offer expanded performance, availability and service level management for business-critical email applications

Merak Mail Server, Inc. and ScienceLogic™ LLC announced today the availability of Merak Mail Server on Linux and a suite of advanced Merak Mail Server management features available through the ScienceLogic EM7 IT Management System™.

Merak Mail Server on Linux

“Merak Mail Server is already used by tens of thousands of satisfied customers worldwide,” said Chris Grady, President of Merak Mail Server, Inc. “Our customers range from small two-person companies to multi-national corporations to some of the largest ISPs utilizing fully load-balanced Merak installations. With the release of Merak Mail Server on Linux, we are addressing directly the requests from the Linux community and some of our largest ISP customers to port Merak Mail Server to the Linux platform.”

Merak Mail Server on Linux provides all of the same features and functionality of Merak Mail Server on Windows and is designed for companies who prefer a Linux environment or need a highly scalable solution. While Merak Mail Server for Windows is currently supporting up to 40,000 users per machine, Merak Mail Server for Linux can handle approximately 100,000 users per machine and 20,000 messages per minute. “With the performance improvements we’ve seen in the Linux version, not only can ISPs significantly increase speed and reliability, but they can also cut costs significantly through machine consolidation and overall administration.”

Advanced Management Features with EM7 IT Management System

Merak Mail Server has partnered with ScienceLogic to develop a full suite of integrated management features using the EM7 IT Management System. When deployed with Merak Mail Server, EM7 can provide detailed reports and metrics on email availability and performance, including:

  • Thresholds for inbound and outbound data – alerts for excessive spam or no messages being sent during a specific period of time
  • Round-trip email speed and connection failure
  • Number of messages rejected due to virus, spam, or blacklist DNS
  • Proactive monitoring of mail services, ports, processes, as well as content verification of the Merak Mail Server infrastructure

In addition to monitoring email availability and performance, EM7 can manage and monitor any device connected to the network – providing visibility and control of an enterprise or service provider’s entire infrastructure and operations.

“We are very pleased to offer our customers expanded management features through EM7,” said Grady. “For mid- to large-sized customers, the EM7 IT Management System enhances the investment they have already made in Merak Mail Server and dramatically improves service levels through proactive email management. It’s a natural fit for service providers and enterprises that are serious about email service availability.”

Previously, larger customers with multiple, load-balanced Merak Mail Server installations managed the servers separately. EM7 consolidates the information flowing back from the servers and produces alerts, reports and escalates problems according to policies set by system administrators using easy customization tools. “Merak Mail Server and EM7 work together to offer high availability solutions for customers who know email is business-critical,” added Dave Link, President and CEO of ScienceLogic. “Email is one of the most highly visible applications in an enterprise. When it is unavailable, the impact is immediate and measurable – for the users who cannot access their email, for the companies who may lose business because email is down and finally for the service provider who fails to meet an SLA or, worse, loses a customer. EM7 and Merak Mail Server offer an affordable solution for service providers to proactively manage email availability and performance and improve email service levels.”

Pricing and Availability:

Merak Professional supports an unlimited number of domains and users, ranging from $860 for the stand-alone server and $5,700 for a complete package which includes e-mail, IM, antivirus, antispam, FTP, web server, 500 user GroupWare, and Migration Tool. Professional is tailored to corporations with multiple locations, enterprise business, software and application developers, financial institutions, local and federal governments, military, and other high volume installations. Merak Professional is also the ideal solution for ISP deployment.

The ScienceLogic EM7 IT Management System delivers an affordable appliance-based solution for management of email and other business-critical applications. Pricing starts at $25,000 and includes two days of on-site installation, configuration and training and one year of support.

About Merak Mail Server:

Merak Mail Server, Inc. (http://www.MerakMailServer.com) is the exclusive U.S. company for distribution, retail sales, support & training for IceWarp Software, LTD. Their flagship product, Merak Mail Server, is supported by thousands of organizations worldwide. The Merak line of products helps a wide array of customers from small businesses to fortune 500's and large ISPs lower costs, increase security, provide flexibility, significantly improve performance and offer anywhere anytime accessibility. Established in 1999, their mail server suite continues to rapidly evolve and exceed user's expectations. The Merak suite of products continues to set standards for future generations of Internet communication software. For more information, call 1-877-MerakUS (1-877-637-2587) or visit http://www.MerakMailServer.com/

About ScienceLogic:

Chantilly-VA based ScienceLogic LLC was founded in 2003 with one goal: Simplify IT™. Founded and staffed by technology professionals who are intensely focused on making IT management simpler, better and faster, ScienceLogic is committed to delivering IT management solutions with unquestionable quality and value, enabling its customers to deliver impeccable service to their constituents. ScienceLogic’s EM7 System is a cost-effective appliance with pre-integrated applications and reporting to simplify management of your business-critical IT – for service providers, government and military agencies and more. For more information, call 1-800-724-5644 (1-800-SCI-LOGIC) or visit our web site at http://www.sciencelogic.com.

ScienceLogic, EM7 IT Management System, and “Simplify IT,” are trademarks of ScienceLogic, LLC in the United States, other countries, or both.

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