What is Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Zimbra is an enterprise-class email, calendar and collaboration solution built for the cloud, both public and private.

With a redesigned browser-based interface, Zimbra offers the most innovative messaging experience available today, connecting end users to the information and activity in their personal clouds. A Zimbra Collaboration Suite is perfect for large businesses with large number of users like ISPs, governments, councils, banks, colleges, and large user groups such as real estate agents or national organizations due to its scalability, modularize, privatized and stable Linux environment. Zimbra can be deployed on both physical dedicated server or virtual machines. Visit Zimbra official website for more information.

Zimbra features

  • Connect users to their personal clouds with a smarter mailbox that integrates email, voice, tasks, address book, calendar, files and enterprise applications.
  • Choose multiple deployment options: in a private cloud as a virtual appliance or hosted in a public cloud.
  • Out-of-the-box integration with click-to-call, visual voicemail, chat and presence.

Types of Zimbra editions

Standard Edition
Zimbra Network Edition is available for on-premises deployment in Professional and Standard Editions. Standard Edition comes with powerful features to support multiple businesses.

Professional Edition
Zimbra Professional Edition provides Archiving and Discovery feature that enables you to archive messages that were delivered to or sent by Zimbra Collaboration and to search across mailboxes.

Open Source Edition
Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition is available free for download. It allows you to test, evaluate, deploy, customize and improve and there is a vibrant Open Source Community supporting it.

Zimbra editions comparison chart

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Offline Web Client
Message Tagging
Advanced Search Builder
Attachment Search

THE STATE OF EMAIL COLLABORATION

A mission-critical component of any collaboration solution, email has become the standard for transmitting and archiving business information for organizations worldwide.

In the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workplace, new expectations for collaboration are taking hold among what has become a global, distributed workforce. In order to support the BYOD movement, CIOs must consider how collaboration platforms stack up.

ZIMBRA COMPARISON STACK UP

  • Functionality – Users expect a consistent, near-effortless email experience and have strong preferences related to user interface design and usability.
  • Platforms – From its established base on business servers, email is leading the move to virtualization, mobile devices and the cloud.
  • Devices – BYOD is a reality; every new must-have smartphone, tablet and computer supports email, creating an unending series of support challenges.

ZIMBRA IN THE WORLDWIDE GOVERNMENT MARKET

  • Open source code meets government visibility mandates.
  • Security ensures government data is private and remains in-country.
  • Extensibility enables government-required customizations.
  • Lowest TCO in the industry.
  • Anytime, anywhere, on any device + policy settings to control how and when data is downloaded.

MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION

  • Connect users to their personal clouds with a smarter mailbox that integrates email, voice, tasks, address book, calendar, files and enterprise applications.
  • Choose multiple deployment options: in a private cloud as a virtual appliance or hosted in a public cloud.
  • Out-of-the-box integration with click-to-call, visual voicemail, chat and presence.
  • Stay connected anywhere on any smartphone or other device with automatic sync.
  • Work online or offline with Zimbra Desktop or clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
  • Integrate with external directories for authentication, address lists and provisioning.
  • Operate at a lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) than comparable legacy platforms.

ADVANCED, INTEGRATED WEB EXPERIENCE

  • Boost productivity with an innovative, recently enhanced, robust, browser-based interface.
  • New dedicated search tab with common and easy-to-customize filters.
  • Easily send and receive authenticated and encrypted email messages.
  • Productive document management, check in/out, instant sharing of documents and folders.
  • Calendar wizard finds optimal group meeting times and is interoperable with Microsoft Exchange 2007 / 2010.
  • Transform Zimbra into a customized “collaboration hub” by integrating external applications and web services – such as Facebook, Twitter, Socialcast and enterprise applications including Oracle and SAP.

SIMPLIFIED ADMINISTRATION

  • Simplified task-oriented AJAX Web Administration Console enables anywhere administration.
  • Integrated anti-Spam, antivirus and directory services (LDAP, Active Directory).
  • Real-time mailbox backup and restore; native hierarchical storage management (HSM).
  • Cross-mailbox discovery and archiving for regulatory compliance.
  • Manage end-user features, quotas, storage policies via Class-of-Service (CoS).
  • Migration Wizards enable customers to rapidly and easily migrate from Microsoft Exchange and Domino environments to Zimbra.

ANYWHERE, ANY DEVICE

  • Synchronization to iOS (iPhone, iPad), Windows and Android-based smart phones and tablets.
  • Use any BlackBerry smartphone with Zimbra via Zimbra Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
  • Manage security policies and remote device wipe, PINs and device management features on user accounts.
  • Rich browser-based experience for Zimbra email, contacts, calendar and files on any xHTML-capable device.

ZIMBRA DESKTOP AND DESKTOP CLIENTS

  • Get the same powerful Zimbra experience offline with Zimbra Desktop, the free email client for Windows, Mac or Linux desktops.
  • Aggregates Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, Hotmail and other POP/IMAP accounts.
  • Sync Gmail, Yahoo! Address Book and Calendar.
  • MAPI synchronization to outlook 2003/2007/2010 with full delegate, offline access and support for S/MIME.

MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION

  • Connect users to their personal clouds with a smarter mailbox that integrates email, voice, tasks, address book, calendar, files and enterprise applications.
  • Choose multiple deployment options: in a private cloud as a virtual appliance or hosted in a public cloud.
  • Out-of-the-box integration with click-to-call, visual voicemail, chat and presence.
  • Stay connected anywhere on any smartphone or other device with automatic sync.
  • Work online or offline with Zimbra Desktop or clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
  • Integrate with external directories for authentication, address lists and provisioning.
  • Operate at a lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) than comparable legacy platforms.

ADVANCED, INTEGRATED WEB EXPERIENCE

  • Boost productivity with an innovative, recently enhanced, robust, browser-based interface.
  • New dedicated search tab with common and easy-to-customize filters.
  • Easily send and receive authenticated and encrypted email messages.
  • Productive document management, check in/out, instant sharing of documents and folders.
  • Calendar wizard finds optimal group meeting times and is interoperable with Microsoft Exchange 2007 / 2010.
  • Transform Zimbra into a customized “collaboration hub” by integrating external applications and web services – such as Facebook, Twitter, Socialcast and enterprise applications including Oracle and SAP.
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