Open systems software distributor, Custom Technology, has signed a distribution partnership with Scalix Corporation to bring its Linux-based messaging server solution to the Australian market.
According to CustomTech, Scalix's messaging platform Scalix Server provides an open systems alternative based on HPs OpenMail solution.
The technology was built on licensed OpenMail technology, but has been architected as a Linux based open systems product.
The software allows users to manage their email and calendaring systems with clients based on open source messaging software, such as Mozilla Mail and Ximian Evolution, in addition to Microsoft Outlook and Blackberry-based devices.
CustomTech managing director, Gordon Hubbard, said the solution was appropriate for any sized organisation: small businesses to 100,000 user enterprises.
Scalix Server runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 or 3, or Red Hat Linux 9.0.
It supports clients running Outlook 2000 or 2002, Scalix Web access, POP3 and IMAP4.
CustomTech will offer free trials of the Scalix solution to its customers via download or CD. Scalix is available from $979, including GST, per server plus $97.90 per user. Discounts will be offered for large volume purchases.