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eBox Technologies, developer of the Linux small business server eBox Platform, announced today that eBox Platform will change its name to Zentyal in order to reflect more accurately the product and the services based on it. The change will become effective from the 1st of September, with the launch of the new 2.0 version of the server software. Simultaneously, the company eBox Technologies will also change it’s name to Zentyal.
“The eBox Platform project has developed, grown and naturally, transformed from its initial goals during the last seven years of development. With this change, we want to ensure the product more accurately reflects what it does” said Ignacio Correas, CEO of eBox Technologies. “The current name eBox Platform suggests that the software comes integrated in a server hardware because of the word “Box”. However, the eBox Platform is purely server software that comes with cloud-based subscription services.”
The word Zentyal was chosen as the new name of eBox Platform because it closely resembles the main goal of the project: to make something as essential as network management easy and secure. Zentyal is fusion of two words, where “Zen” represents qualities such as intuition, insight and balance – the easiness of carrying out tasks via intuition – and “Essential” represents qualities such as basic, fundamental and necessary.
Zentyal aims at providing small and medium businesses with an affordable and easy-to-use enterprise-level computer network that help SMBs to improve the reliability and security of their network infrastructure and reducing their investments and operational costs.
Zentyal development was started in early 2004. Currently Zentyal is an open-source alternative to Windows Small Business Server and the Zentyal based products and services offer easy and affordable network management for SMBs and IT solution and service providers all over the globe.