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Xandros Acquires Scalix - Linux E-mail, Calendaring and Messaging Company

  • 19 July, 2007 17:34

<p></p><p style="text-align: center;"><i><b>Combined Team to Offer Enhanced,
Industrial Strength E-mail and
Messaging Alternative – No Linux Expertise Required</b></i><br/></p>
<p><span style="font-style: italic;">NEW YORK, NY —</span> Today
Xandros, the leading provider of intuitive end-to-end Linux solutions
and cross platform management tools, announced the acquisition of
Scalix, the premier award-winning Linux e-mail, calendaring and
messaging company. The acquisition represents another step in the
fulfillment of Xandros' strategic vision for developing a complete
Linux stack, including desktop, SMB and advanced enterprise servers,
cross-platform management tools, and mission-critical IT infrastructure
applications, in order to provide organizations and enterprises of all
sizes with single vendor support of their diverse and growing IT
infrastructures.<br/>
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Scalix will continue to operate independently, as a wholly owned
subsidiary of Xandros. As such, it will have the parent company’s full
corporate commitment, and access to its much larger financial and
engineering resources and significant new technologies, in order to
maintain, enhance, and develop new products in the Scalix portfolio. It
will also continue to provide full and equal support for all of
Scalix’s historical platforms: Red Hat, Novell, Xandros, and others.<br/>
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Moreover, as part of the larger Xandros company, Scalix will be able to
leverage Xandros’ resources and technologies beyond the e-mail server
level, which have proven interoperability, cross-platform management,
and advanced deployment capabilities that do not require Linux skills
within the enterprise. Scalix can capitalize on Xandros' operating
system level know-how and technologies to extend product capabilities
and feature/function advantages. As a result, Scalix will provide
scalable mission critical e-mail and collaboration solutions with
global 24/7 support that can be easily deployed and administered on Red
Hat, Novell, Xandros, and other Linux platforms by Windows network
administrators with no prior Linux experience.<br/>
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“This acquisition brings great advantages to Scalix customers,”
explained Glenn Winokur, CEO of Scalix. “The expanded Xandros-Scalix
engineering and support team will provide a truly integrated messaging
and calendaring 'appliance-style’ product with unmatched ease of
installation and administration on both Xandros and all other supported
Linux platforms. As a complementary addition to the Xandros product
line, Scalix products will continue to be developed with the same
vision and roadmap we've historically pursued, so future versions will
continue to appear as seamless upgrades. Furthermore, customers will
benefit from strengthened support and service offerings provided
through a larger combined reseller and partner network. Finally, as a
much larger company, with far greater resources, offices around the
world, and additional unique technologies, Scalix will be able to
expand and consolidate its leadership position as the premier Linux
e-mail and calendaring company.”<br/>
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“We are excited by this acquisition as Scalix has hundreds of corporate
customers all over the world, a large following in the open source
community, and a common vision of addressing interoperability needs in
today’s multi-platform environments,” said Andreas Typaldos, CEO of
Xandros. “In bringing together developers of powerful and intuitive
Linux administration, deployment, and management tools from Xandros,
with those who created the premier Linux e-mail, calendaring and
messaging solution from Scalix, we will create combined solutions that
will ensure even faster adoption in the months and years to come by
enterprises looking for Linux-based Exchange alternatives that Windows
network administrators can easily deploy, without the need for Linux
knowledge or expertise.”<br/>
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“The Scalix product will continue to be developed on all platform
families supported by Scalix today,” Typaldos continued. “We will of
course continue to promote the Xandros-Scalix bundled Server
application that we developed with Scalix a year ago, but we will also
immediately apply those enhanced Xandros deployment and management
technologies, tools, and benefits to all of Scalix’s non-Xandros
platforms as well. Xandros is already committed to having its powerful
cross-platform BridgeWays management tools support all key non-Xandros
Linux distributions and platforms, and the Scalix e-mail and
calendaring product is a perfect fit for the Xandros BridgeWays
strategy.”<br/>
<br/>
The current tight integration of Scalix within the Xandros Server
provides an all-in-one groupware solution that can be centrally
administered through the remote, all-graphical Xandros Management
Console. The combined solution provides business clients with scalable
industrial strength world-class e-mail and calendaring, with choice for
a wide array of e-mail rich clients, including Outlook, Thunderbird,
the AJAX-based Scalix Web Access Client, as well as various popular
wireless handheld devices. At LinuxWorld, both Xandros Server and
Scalix won product excellence awards for best server and best messaging
solution respectively.<br/>
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While Scalix is now part of the Xandros family, Scalix products will
retain their distinct product name and logo, in keeping with the
brand’s wide recognition for its enterprise-class messaging and
calendaring solutions available on multiple Linux platforms.<br/>
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<b>About Xandros</b><br/>
<br/>
Xandros, Inc. is the leading provider of award-winning, intuitive,
end-to-end Linux solutions, including desktops, SMB and enterprise
servers, and mixed-environment, cross-platform management tools.
Xandros pioneered low cost, graphical operating systems that leverage
existing skill sets and provide seamless Windows-Linux
interoperability. It has since extended its Debian-based consumer and
business desktop line with SMB and enterprise servers and management
software, featuring workflow automation and “single pane of glass”
remote deployment and administration. The company is headquartered in
New York with research and development facilities in Ottawa and Mumbai,
and sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please
visit <a href="http://www.xandros.com">http://www.xandros.com</a>.<br/>
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<b>About Scalix</b><br/>
<br/>
Scalix is the leading Linux email, calendaring and messaging company.
Scalix allows companies to reduce the cost and complexity of messaging
with a field-proven collaboration platform based on Linux, open
standards, and open source. The Scalix products provide flexibility and
freedom of choice, helping enterprises achieve independence from
vendor, technology and licensing lock-in. With over 1 million mailboxes
deployed, 140,000 Community Edition downloads, 5,500 community forum
members and 675 corporate customers, Scalix Collaboration Platform is
the most field-proven Linux email and group calendaring solution
available to enterprises. The privately held company is headquartered
in San Mateo, California, with offices and distribution partners in
North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.scalix.com">http://www.scalix.com</a>.<br/>
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<br/>
Xandros® is a registered trademark of Xandros Inc. All other
trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.<br/>
<br/>
Xandros Contact: Xenia von Wedel<br/>
Terpin Communications Group<br/>
1-415-595-2030<br/>
xenia@terpin.com<br/>
Customer service: 1-212-213-8083<br/></p>
<p><b>Contact Australian distribution
partner Custom Technology Australia <a href="http://www.customtech.com.au/">www.customtech.com.au</a></b></p>

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