Mandriva S.A. and Zentyal join hands to launch the all powerful Mandriva Business Server that replaces Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Active Directory

Paris, March 31,201

Mandriva S.A, Europe's leading publisher of open source solutions, today

announced the partnership with Zentyal on development of Mandriva’s Business Server to include native compatibility with Microsoft® Active Directory and Microsoft® Exchange Server to provide a better, safer version of a business server for organizations of any size.

The joint product development will allow Mandriva’s Business Server to offer a drop-in replacement for Microsoft infrastructure with native compatibility for Microsoft® Active Directory and Microsoft® Exchange Server and to include the large enterprises segment as well thereby widening the market reach for the product.

The collaboration aims to offer a highly scalable, secure, cost effective and easy to use Business Server product for SMEs and large organizations alike. Mandriva's Business Server is a Linux based secure alternative to proprietary servers, adapted to the needs of small and large businesses, enterprises and administrations.

Based on Mandriva’s own Linux operating system, built from scratch using only pan-European technology, the Mandriva Business Server guarantees total independence and protects customer data integrity and privacy. It does not fall under any foreign regulation limiting the data sovereignty and prevents any leak of information.

A comprehensive, safe and flexible solution, the Mandriva Business Server integrating Samba and OpenChange technologies packaged by Zentyal includes following key features:

-Mail and collaboration Server with full Exchange functionalities

-Directory server with advanced features (GPO, Active Directory)

-Web Server

-Configuration & website deployment (Wordpress and other CMS etc.)

-Document storage & backup

-Instant messaging (Jabber)

-Security (firewall, secure package versions)

-Network configuration & management

-Application server

-Access rights and user management

-File and print server

-VoIP (Asterisk)



-Hypervisor for Virtual Machines

-Mandriva ServicePlace for installing additional third party modules to customize and increase your server capacity and team's productivity

Zentyal, developer of easy-to-use and affordable hybrid infrastructure, is the only vendor worldwide to offer server technology that is natively interoperable with both Microsoft Active Directory® and Microsoft® Exchange Server.

«Mandriva is excited to lay the ground stones of the only pan-European alliance to provide a credible alternative to US-based software vendors, enhancing the privacy and digital independence of our customers while providing the exact same functionalities as competitive, closed-source and black-box IT systems. Capitalizing on European innovation, we strive to be the new generation advanced operating system in full respect of the data sovereignty, heading towards the « Airbus of IT » said Jean-Manuel Croset CEO Mandriva S.A.

“For decades, large majority of world's businesses have had no choice but to lay their IT infrastructure to the hands of a single provider. Lack of competition has meant that product development has been steered rather by revenue streams than customer needs and there has been no need for innovation. Today, we can finally change this by offering a technology that is natively compatible with the core of Microsoft products and making it available through global players like Mandriva.” said Ignacio Correas CEO of Zentyal.

About Mandriva S.A.

Mandriva SA is a French open source software editor providing innovative and easy-to-use enterprise and server solutions. Founded in 1998, the company is head quartered in Paris with development centers in Curitiba, Brazil and in Metz, France. Dedicated to making open source technologies accessible to enterprises, the company offers products and solutions targeting enterprises, government organizations and the education sector. Mandriva products are available online in multiple languages and sold through direct and indirect channels in many countries around the world.

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About Zentyal

Zentyal designs and develops easy-to-use and affordable IT infrastructure since 2004. Zentyal is the only vendor worldwide to offer server technology that is natively interoperable with both Microsoft Active Directory® and Microsoft® Exchange Server, giving businesses of all sizes the first real alternative to move their IT infrastructure transparently from Microsoft® to other solutions that fit their needs better. Zentyal is purely channel oriented company, selling its products, services and solutions only through its global partner network.

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