The Zentyal Development Team announced today the release of Zentyal 2.2, a new major release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal aims at providing small and medium businesses a professional, reliable and secure server solution, that is yet easy to use and affordable.
Zentyal 2.2 introduces major performance improvements, reducing the installation time and improving the user interface responsiveness by 30%. Besides, a number of usability improvements have taken place, making the server installation, configuration and management easier and more accessible for SMB users with no earlier experience on Linux.
This version features fully new Captive Portal module, that offers the possibility to limit user access to the Internet through a login page. Captive portals are typically used at WiFi hotspots, but also in wired networks at hotels, schools or airports where users need to authenticate prior gaining Internet access.
In addition, Zentyal 2.2 introduces a bunch of new features, such as IPsec and, PPTP support, Administrator audit logging, Virtual machine management, Zarafa 7 integration, Ad-blocker or the ability to run Zentyal from a USB stick. Moreover, to celebrate the new release, improved free Basic Subscription was recently launched to give users access to basic alerts, reports, remote monitoring and management options directly from the Zentyal Cloud at no cost.
Zentyal users are invited to participate in Zentyal Summit 2011, to be held on November 11-12, to learn more about this version and discuss the roadmap of the next stable Zentyal version.
For additional information, please check out the Detailed Announcement or the full changelog.