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Kerio MailServer 6 drops in as a Microsoft Exchange replacement
Posted on 22-Oct-2008 12:02 | Tags Filed under: News

Kerio MailServer 6 drops in as a Microsoft Exchange replacement
Kerio Technologies, Inc. has announced the availability of Kerio MailServer 6.6, which includes resource management and a new tool for migrating users and data from Microsoft Exchange.

Kerio MailServer 6 is an email server designed specially for small and medium-sized organizations. Its main components include integrated mobile email for all popular smartphones, anti-spam and anti-virus protection, Outlook and Entourage groupware support, Kerio WebMail, archiving and backup.

Groupware features include shared and public email, calendars, contacts, notes and tasks. Kerio MailServer supports multiple domains and fully supports Active Directory and Apple Open Directory for user management. Kerio MailServer runs on Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, and Mac OS X.

With Kerio, organizations can easily access all groupware data on the Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, and Blackberry smartphones. This new release allows users to view attachments and HTML email on the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices implementing the latest Exchange ActiveSync 12.

Kerio MailServer 6.6 now includes resource scheduling, which allows users to view, subscribe, delegate and reserve shared resources such as conference rooms and audio-visual equipment. An organizer can see the availability of the resource in real time and immediately book it for the event or activity they are planning. Kerio's resource scheduler sends an automated response to accept, decline or acknowledge the booking to the user.

Each resource can contain custom permissions configured by an IT administrator, including the ability to restrict the right to reserve a resource to individual users, or assign a 'reservation manager' to add or remove events directly from the calendar of a resource. Addressing information for each resource is available through Public Contact folders. Users may also view the delegated calendars of each resource in Apple iCal, Microsoft Entourage, Kerio WebMail and Microsoft Outlook.

CalDAV, an open standard for cross platform calendar synchronization, was enhanced in Kerio MailServer 6.6 to include the ability to delegate calendars, automatically look up contacts, and configure user availability.

A new auto-configuration tool for iCal will automatically configure LDAP access in the Directory Utility and elegantly configure the user's CalDAV account, simplifying the configuration process for all Mac users. PC users also have a new setup utility to auto-configure their Outlook clients. These tools are accessible to end users through the Kerio WebMail interface.

A new Kerio Exchange Migration Tool delivers a simple and transparent method to migrate data from Exchange to Kerio MailServer. KEMT allows IT administrators with a few clicks to easily transfer complete server data and settings including domains, user accounts, user folders, public folders, folder rights, email messages and all groupware data from all of versions of Exchange to Kerio MailServer.

Kerio MailServer 6.6 is available on Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard, Red Hat Linux, and SUSE Linux. The product is localized into 16 languages.

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