Trends and sales opportunities in business IT

Univention Summit 2014: Paradigm shift and perspectives for the open cloud

Bremen, 16th January 2014 +++ More than 200 partners and customers seized the opportunity to find out more about and discuss innovations, trends and sales opportunities at this year’s Univention Summit in Bremen. Topics such as clouds, migration and technologies such as SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) were the focus of many of the presentations. For example, former IBM CTO Günther Dueck appeared as a guest speaker with a presentation entitled “Beyond Cloud” explaining cloud computing as a principle which extends far beyond IT and outlining the disruptive changes which can result from it. Keynote speaker Arno Lehmann from Bacula Systems also gave a speech on the topic “Manchmal ist die Cloud keine Option”
(Sometimes a cloud is not an option). In addition, Univention partners reported on how they market UCS successfully and deploy it in actual projects. To round everything off, Univention (www.univention.de) then presented the 2014 roadmap, introducing the further development of the Business Server and the App Center, which will be expanded into a marketplace in the future. Univention Corporate Server (UCS) users will then be able to locate corporate applications there conveniently as well as buy them directly.

New release of enterprise server UCS launched

Univention Corporate Server 3.2 with improved user guidance and compatibility

Bremen, 19th November 2013. Univention GmbH, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and efficient administration of IT infrastructures (www.univention.com), has now launched Release 3.2 of its enterprise Linux distribution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). In the new version of its Windows server alternative, Univention has optimised the user guidance above all. In addition, compatibility with current hardware and the Microsoft systems Server 2012 and Windows 8.1 has also been improved. As such, UCS 3.2 is both a cost-efficient and a user-friendly enterprise server platform.

UCS 3.2: Release Candidate published

The Release Candidate of UCS 3.2 has been published and is available as DVD-ISO for i386 and amd64 from now on. It aims at channel partners, technology partners and interested parties who want to take a first glance at the upcoming release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS). It is not designed for productive use.

Install secure user login simply from the Univention App Center with a click of the mouse

LSE LinOTP offers two-factor authentication for Univention Corporate Server

With LSE LinOTP there is now a two-factor authentication solution available in the Univention App Center which can be integrated in existing IT infrastructures with just a few clicks of  the mouse. The combination of the two factors “possession” and “knowledge” guarantees particularly high security standards, for example for external access to company networks. The integration in the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) allows the use of the user data available centrally in UCS for the administration of the authentication devices.

With its SAML app, Univention has now released a single sign-on solution for web applications

Manage log-in data for different cloud services securely and centrally

With the SAML app in the Univention App Center, the software manufacturer Univention has now developed a single sign-on solution for logging on to different important cloud services. The application makes it possible to store user names and passwords internally and maintain them. In this way, companies can provide their employees with access to web services such as Dropbox, Salesforce or Google Apps without the employees having to register personally and log on afresh every time, as the central access can be performed via the infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS), in which SAML can be easily integrated.