Zimbra 7.2 has arrived, with significant capabilities and enhancements to make collaboration easier and more secure for both users and administrators.
To begin with, your emails are protected with S/MIME encryption and signing, both of which are now native to the Zimbra Web Client and work with Outlook using the Zimbra Connector for Outlook. Which is to say, messages can be read only by the intended recipient, with the sender’s identity assured. Previously, just the communication itself could be secured via SSL. With S/MIME, the data inside is encrypted as well, adding a second layer of protection.
Government users of Zimbra will be happy to learn that 7.2 also implements two-way SSL authentication with Smartcards and Common Access Cards (CAC) issued by the Department of Defense.
7.2 has good news for administrators too: the Zimbra Blackberry Enterprise Server Connector now supports over 750 users per server—3 times more than previously. How’s that for simplifying deployment and management!
Outlook users will appreciate the new Zimbra Connector for Outlook, which lets you automatically mount shares accepted in the Zimbra Web Client. And when scheduling meetings, you can propose new times—and book resources like rooms and equipment—in your calendar invites.
For more details on these and other Release 7.2 enhancements, check out these links: