Open-Xchange Offers Latest Collaboration Software for Free Trial

Commercial Edition of Open-Xchange Server 5 Provides Industrial-Strength Collaborative Features

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 25 // -- Open-Xchange Inc., the leading provider of open source collaboration software (, announced today that the commercial edition of its next-generation Open-Xchange Server 5 is now available for a free, 30-day trial.

Open-Xchange Server 5 provides critical collaborative functions such as e-mail, calendaring, contacts and task management -- fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as Documail, Smart Linking, Smart Permissions, document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 5 works with the widest variety of browsers, mobile devices and "rich clients" such as Microsoft Outlook.

"The 30-day trial makes it easy for organizations to evaluate Open-Xchange Server 5 and see why Open-Xchange has attracted customers in more than 60 countries since its launch in April 2005," said Dan Kusnetzky, the company's Executive Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Strategy. "Open-Xchange Server makes it easy for people to collaborate with one another and improve overall organizational efficiency."

Open-Xchange Server 5 commercial edition includes an installation tool, a graphical administration module and documentation including user and administration manuals for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 environments.

The free trial of Open-Xchange Server 5 is for testing and evaluation, not full production; and organizations using Open-Xchange Server may not share the software with others. At the end of the 30 days, the organizations must purchase a license or remove the software.

Other Open-Xchange software, such as the Outlook OXtender and Palm OXtender also are available for 30-day free trial. Once they have registered, organizations will be provided with a 30-day access key to Open-Xchange's Maintenance Portal. The OXtenders may be downloaded from the maintenance portal. The free trial is available here:

About Open-Xchange Server

Open-Xchange Server 5 delivers twice the functionality of the typical collaboration server at half the price. It works with more browsers, PDA's and rich clients. Unique features -- such as Documail, the integration of document sharing and email, Smart Links, Smart Permissions, and Universal Access -- make it the most productive collaboration tool on the market. Organizations use Open-Xchange Server's GUI-based administration module featuring Tiered Entitlement to implement role-based user management.

Open-Xchange Server 5 supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SuSE. Innovative connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or extend capabilities to mobile devices, fax servers, back-up utilities, email archiving tools and Samba administration tools.

Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange's open source project is licensed under the General Public License for the software program and the Creative Commons, Attribution, Noncommercial, ShareAlike or CC: by-nc-sa for the digital content or Web Access Add-on. Open-Xchange Server is ranked #4 out of 358 groupware projects on the website, #1 in document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and the #153 most popular overall project, out of more than 40,000 listed projects. On average, each month, the community version of Open-Xchange Server is downloaded more than 6,000 times. Open-Xchange Server 5 was awarded Best Open Source Solution at LinuxWorld Expo. The readers of ServerWatch awarded Open-Xchange Server best Messaging and Collaboration Solution.

About Open-Xchange Inc.

Open-Xchange Inc. develops and delivers reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, is the market-leading advanced collaboration server that combines best-of-breed open source software with commercial add-ons and connectors. Open-Xchange Inc. is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit

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