BackupAssist v9.3.0Developer Cortex I.T. have just announced the latest point release of BackupAssist, and it's a version we're highly recommending you upgrade to. In addition to the usual minor tweaks and improvements, there are two particularly good reasons we recommend you upgrade...
  • FIX: An important fix for Exchange backups - this release fixes a recently discovered issue concerning Exchange backups.
  • NEW: Great new restore search feature - a brand new feature to make even lighter work of locating your backed up files and folders.

MDaemon 15.5Despite the rise in popularity of cloud services, many businesses still prefer the control, privacy and dedicated nature of their own email server. MDaemon has been at the top of the list of alternatives to Microsoft Exchange for some time, and with this latest release, Texas-based developer Alt-N strengthens their place with a range of new features to help small business owners and admins alike. In this post I briefly highlight the new additions I think you'll find most interesting, including a fantastic new addition to the spam protection armoury and some terrific news if you're an iPhone or Apple OS X device user. As always, this is just our highlights, a comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the MDaemon Release Notes.

archiving-mdaemon-email1Our standard recommendation for anyone who wants a true email archiving solution is MailStore Server, however, MDaemon does have some basic archiving capabilities worth being aware of too. Version 16 of MDaemon introduces changes to the way these native capabilities work, so in this post, I'm going to take a moment to explain the changes and the options now available to you.

MDaemon 15.5When vendors announce plans for all singing, all dancing, shiny new reseller incentives, there’s a good chance you’ll be thinking one or both of these things…
  • Why bother - one of the big companies will win
  • I bet this will be a headache to understand
You’d be right. They are common issues. However, we can assure you that neither apply to this one!

As part of an ongoing global pricing review, SecurityGateway developer Alt-N Technologies recently announced a reduction of up to 40% across nearly all licence sizes. This means highly effective email security, including message retention, and colour coded traffic logs, can now be purchased for as little as £143.00 + VAT for 10 users. SecurityGateway reseller? Don't forget to claim your free not-for-resale licence.

system-protectionI'm frequently asked by customers to explain exactly what's happening when BackupAssist performs a 'System Protection' job, so I figured a blog post on it was well overdue! Now bear with me as it may seem a little heavy going if you're new to the subject, but this stuff really is genuinely useful to get your head around, regardless of the backup software you use.

Cloud Hosted MDaemonIt's with great pleasure that I'm able to announce the launch of an exciting new service from Zen Software - Cloud Hosted MDaemon Mail Server. This new addition to our portfolio provides the perfect way for companies who recognise the benefits of having their own dedicated mail server, to also take full advantage of the benefits the cloud and hosted services bring.

While it'll probably never be 100% effective, the level of email security we have available to us today is less expensive and more effective than it's ever been. This may go some way to accounting for the recent rise, and added sophistication in phishing attacks as criminals choose to target the new weakest link, now located between the chair and keyboard.