Over Zen Software Ltd's 20 year history, founder and owner Ross McWilliam has shaped the company, taking it from boot-strapped side hustle to fully-fledged, Value-Added Distributor with over 3000 partners and a superb reputation for service and support.

James Steel - Managing Director - Zen Software

Today we're thrilled to be announcing the opening of a new chapter in Zen's history, with the appointment of James Steel as Managing Director, who'll be taking ownership of company strategy and the day-to-day running of the business with immediate effect.

James has worked with Zen Software for more than 12 years, initially as Sales and Marketing Manager, and later in his role as Channel Sales Manager for International vendor MailStore Software GmbH.

From important information about ongoing deals to sensitive HR records and beyond, email archiving is the ideal way to keep the contents of mailboxes safe but still accessible. It's also an easy way as an IT provider to bolster the standard email backup strategy you put in place for your customers.

 

 

In version 13.1 of MailStore Server and MailStore Service Provider Edition, we see a focus from the development team in two key areas - security and hassle-free management.

Let's take a look at the highlights...

BackupAssist version 10 We're thrilled to announce that there's a new version of BackupAssist available today, and with it, new features for backing up your data to the wonderfully reliable and ultra-secure data centres of cloud hosting juggernauts, Amazon and Microsoft (with more to follow). While you'll find enhancements to the base product too, the headliner for version 10 is undoubtedly the all-new backup engine that's behind the new Cloud Backup features. Brimming with potential, this new technology offers a simple, secure and efficient way to automate getting your important data off-site. Don't feel like reading? Check out my 'Early Heads Up' video from last week which also tells you everything you need to know about v10.

We've seen a sharp increase today in new virus variants getting through to email users due to the speed at which they're evolving to avoid detection.

Identical messages can arrive sometimes minutes apart but already containing different variants of the virus, making it a game of cat and mouse for the security vendors to keep up. The fake Amazon order confirmation complete with suspicious-looking ZIP file is the one we've heard a lot of reports about but I should stress these emails change by the minute so it's worth just thinking twice before you click links or open anything resembling an attachment.

UPDATE: 10/12/13 Google released Android 4.4.2 today and I can confirm that this now fixes the Exchange sync issue on my Nexus 5. See below for more details... A couple of us in the office have just taken delivery of some shiny new Nexus 5's - fantastic devices we're really happy with but we've unfortunately both come across what looks to be a known issue setting up the ActiveSync connection to synchronise them with MDaemon Messaging Server. MDaemon has an integrated ActiveSync server but this issue with the devices will also apply to those of you who use Microsoft Exchange.

BackupAssist announcementIn the latest version of BackupAssist (7.3.1), there was a change to the activation process I'd like to make you aware of as it's understandably catching a few customers out. In the latest version there was a change implemented to help ensure that as a customer you're on the 'local' build of the software, complete with support links that point back to our technical team here in the UK.

Yes, the latest iteration of MDaemon Messaging Server is upon us! This most recent version of the popular Microsoft Exchange alternative for small businesses is only a point release - you could easily mistake it for a major update given the size of the release notes. With a long list of features to highlight for both admins and end users I'll waste no further time and get straight on with what I think you might find most interesting...