Open-Xchange Introduces Advanced Server Edition - a Linux-based Alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint

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E-Mail and groupware server integrated with operating system for on-premises installations at education, public sector, SMBs

Open-Xchange announced the availability of Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition as a lower cost alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint for educational institutions, public administrations and small- and medium-size businesses.

Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition combines the leading open-source groupware with the Debian-based enterprise Linux Univention Corporate Server. The integrated directory services and web-based graphical administration interface significantly reduces administrative costs -- user rights/permissions, groups, and resources can be easily, centrally managed.

"Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition provides organizations from 50 to 5,000 users with an alternative to Microsoft Exchange," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "We're delivering function that goes beyond the Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint stacks for lower cost."

Open-Xchange makes communication easier and teamwork more efficient by providing users with integrated tools for e-mail, calendar, address book, document and task management. Its innovative "Social OX" simplifies the aggregation of e-mail and contact information -- personal and business. All data is presented clearly and can be edited quickly using the intuitive AJAX-based web interface. Microsoft Outlook on Windows and the applications Mail, Address Book and iCal on Mac OS X can be used as well. And, with mobility support, Open-Xchange gives users access to their data anywhere, anytime and with virtually any device.

Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition completes the on-premises Open-Xchange offerings and is positioned between single server Open-Xchange Appliance Edition and the customizable Server Edition. Advanced Server Edition includes centralized server management and software monitoring and software distribution -- even in different locations. It enables the LDAP directory and Microsoft Active Directory to be used in parallel.

For more information, visit http://www.open-xchange.com/en/open-xchange-advanced-server-edition-en.

Pricing and availability
Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition is available now through Open-Xchange partners. A one-year software subscription including software connectors for Microsoft Outlook and Mac OS X for 25 users is $1,687.50 / 1.125,00 EUR for the first year. Cost for each additional user is $67.50 / 45 EUR in the first year. For additional years, the software subscription cost is 25 percent of the first year. Also available are support offerings with different service level agreements.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider's existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com.

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