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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)
    • Integrated High Availability Solution
    • 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