Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition

Powerful Features for Administrators and End Users

Administrative Benefits

  • Lower-Overhead Management
    • Native Hierarchical Storage Management or Information Lifecycle Management (HSM / ILP)
    • Multi-domain support and administration on a single node
    • Online single mailbox restore to point-in-time
    • Online mailbox moves (and backups)
    • Rich, zero footprint, AJAX-based administrator interface (cross browser/OS)
    • Dashboards for real-time system activity
    • Comprehensive command-line tools
    • SOAP APIs for every administrative action
  • Server and Storage Consolidation
    • Substantial reduction in managed storage – One copy of email & attachments per server (rather than one per user or one per storage group)
    • Substantial increase in the number of users per CPU – Multi-level caching and optimization of underlying system.
  • Compatibility with Existing Infrastructure
    • Web services – Full API for easy Bi-directional integration with enterprise applications like CRM, ERP, etc…
    • Client – Outlook, Mobile, IMAP, POP, iCalendar, RSS, etc.
    • Directory – Active Directory/LDAP integration, provisioning support
    • Messaging Server – Co-existence and migration tools (including Microsoft Exchange)
  • Security
    • Web security model – Single sign-on, TLS/SSL, no VPN required
    • Secured attachment opening and HTML rendering
    • SpamAssassin and ClamAV included
    • Compatibility with existing anti-spam/anti-virus (via Postfix & amavisd-new)
  • Open solution
    • Open source
    • Open formats – One MIME message per file means Zimbra storage is not opaque to sys. admin. or operating system utilities

End-User Benefits

  • Freedom of Client Choice
    • Browser – Zimbra Ajax client
    • PC Client – Outlook (Online, Offline, Cached Mode), Apple Mail and iCal, Eudora, Evolution, Thunderbird/Sunbird, RSS, etc.
    • Mobile – Wireless devices “over the air” synchronization: Blackberry (via partner solutions), Palm, Nokia, Motorola, Good, PocketPC, etc.
  • Self-Organizing Mailboxes
    • Powerful, fast search (including messages and attachments)
    • Saved searches across folders
    • Conversation views across folders
    • Filters
  • Comprehensive Calendaring
    • Group scheduling with free/busy management and controls
    • Multiple calendars per user
    • Calendar delegation and sharing
    • Multi-calendar views
    • Subscribe to external calendars in .ics format
  • Extensible model for linking message content to external web services and applications (expressable via hover-over and/or click)
    • Intranet – ERP, CRM, Support, Finance, HR, VoIP phone, etc.
    • Internet – Google/Yahoo Maps, Skype, Travel, Package Tracking, etc.
  • Efficient context switching
    • Quickly view/create calendar appointments while in mail
    • Quickly create/edit contacts while in mail
    • Quickly view sender’s website while in mail
  • Any Place, Any Machine
    • Rich, zero footprint, AJAX-based end-user interface (cross browser/OS)
    • Security sans VPN
    • Secure, read-only access to attachments without special-purpose client software
  • Modern collaboration styles/formats
    • RSS/ATOM feeds
    • Tags


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