Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 5.1

  • Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 5.1, a new Linux Small Business Server release

April 3rd, 2018, Zaragoza – Zentyal, developer of Zentyal Linux Small Business Server, today announced a new version of the Commercial Zentyal Server Edition. Zentyal Server 5.1 aims at offering an easy-to-use Linux server with native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory┬«. This release completes the Zentyal Server feature set, with the goal of providing small and medium business an all-in-one server solution.

Zentyal Server 5.1 is based on the latest Ubuntu Server LTS version (Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS) published in March 2018 and it comes with the latest versions of all the integrated software. This version comes with two much required features: user profile pictures management in Active Directory and option to block HTTPS pages based on domain. It also introduces new modules such as IPSec/L2TP, IDS/IPS and FTP. From infrastructure and security point of view, an important update is the new Ubuntu HWE Kernel that provides support for recent hardware and fixes for Medown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

In addition, Zentyal Server 5.1 introduces anvirus on-access scan, DHCP Option 150 and 155 (for IP phones configuration) and integrates SOGo 4.0 and ejabberd 17.07. It also comes with important bugfixes, usability and performance improvements, specially in Network, Samba, DNS and HTTP Proxy modules.

Technical features:

New features and improvements include:

  • New base distribution: Ubuntu 16.04.4 Long Term Support
  • Active Directory user profile picture management
  • HTTPS website block based on domain
  • New IPSec/L2TP module
  • New IDS/IPS module
  • New FTP module
  • Linux 4.13: Ubuntu HWE Kernel with support for recent hardware and fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
  • Antivirus on-access scan
  • DHCP Option 150 and 155
  • Latest version of SOGo (4.0)
  • Latest version of ejabberd (17.07)

Free 45-day Trial of the Commercial Zentyal Server Edition 5.1 is available upon request at:

Additional information

Full list of Zentyal Server 5.1 features is available at:

The Zentyal Server source code is available at:

The detailed Zentyal Server 5.1 release announcement is available at:

The full change log from Zentyal Server 5.0 to 5.1 is available at:

About Zentyal

Zentyal designs and develops the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server since 2004. Zentyal Server incorporates all the network services required in a small and medium business environment, most importantly the first-ever native Microsoft Active Directory® implementation on Linux that is easy to use.

With Zentyal Server there is no need to use command line, but system administrators can manage all the network services via graphical user interface. Zentyal-based solutions allow SMBs to reduce and rationalize IT investments, improve the security and minimize system downtime.

Zentyal Linux Small Business Server is widely used by small and medium businesses independently of their activity or location, as well as by public administration or the education sector. The partnership agreements signed with IT support and service providers in more than 20 countries guarantee the distribution of Zentyal-based solutions to customers worldwide.

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