Zentyal receives the Bossie Award 2013 for best open source networking and security software

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Zentyal, developer of easy IT solutions for small business, has received the InfoWorld Bossie Award for best open source networking and security software tools. InfoWorld, the leading source of information on emerging enterprise technologies, and part of the IDG Network, rewards the best open source business solutions through the annual Bossie Awards. As InfoWorld states, “open source software has become the milestone of the modern business IT, and the open source community are, undoubtedly, the powerhouse behind the software innovation nowadays”.

InfoWorld praises Zentyal Server as “a Linux distribution with a helpful configuration interface that makes it easy to set up a full-featured small-business server. Zentyal is the glue that holds together a wide variety of open source software and makes it all manageable“. Zentyal Server aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) natively interoperable IT infrastructure with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange Server, making migrations from existing systems fully transparent and easy. Besides offering user and group management, email and groupware together with file and printer sharing, Zentyal Server can be configured as a gateway and UTM with captive portal, VPNs and IPS as well as used for setting up all the network infrastructure with DHCP, DNS, NTP and many other network services.

According to InfoWorld, “The Bossie Award winners are proof of the competitiveness of open source software in virtually any software category. Among our winners, we can find not only the best open source projects, but also the best software products available, including business apps, desktop apps, databases, network software, security software and data center and cloud software”.

Zentyal is a Spanish company that designs and develops IT infrastructure solutions for SMBs and their local IT providers in order to offer them hybrid and easy-to-use IT solutions that are interoperable with their current systems. Zentyal integrates in one single platform solutions to manage corporate communications, network management, Internet access, network infrastructure, cloud services and remote monitoring and management services, all through an easy-to-use graphical user interface that doesn’t require extensive training.

Ignacio Correas, CEO at Zentyal, commented: “we are delighted to receive this award in recognition for our work. InfoWorld’s Bossie Award are highly prestigious and the Zentyal team feels very honored for this award. This distinction is an excellent showcase for our technology and a real motivation for carrying on our compromise to provide our clients with the best open source software solutions for their business, allowing them to save costs and become more competitive”.

About InfoWorld Bossies Awards
Each year, InfoWorld’s Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for business. The InfoWorld Test Center’s central mission has always been to identify the most promising and cost-effective products available to IT organizations. Increasingly, those products — from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure software to CRM and ERP applications — come from the open source camp.

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About Zentyal
Zentyal designs and develops IT solutions for small and medium businesses since 2004. The company provides SMBs and their local IT providers all-in-one IT solutions that are easy to use, from the server to the cloud. Zentyal-based solutions allow SMBs to reduce and rationalize IT investments, improve the security and minimize system downtime.

Zentyal-based solutions are 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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