Our App Center team has been busy as usual, releasing four Apps from the Univention App Center as App Appliances. An App Appliance bundles UCS and an App in a virtual machine. The Appliances are available for the virtualization and cloud formats KVM, VMware, and VirtualBox. In addition to the pre-configured App, they also contain a pre-configured UCS system and a management system for administrating the App itself and its users. App Appliances are thus a particularly easy way to start an App without having to install it via the in UCS integrated Univention App Center.
After the waves of attack by ransomware WannaCry in May and its successor Petya in June, agitation prevails in many IT departments. The economic damage is now already in the billions and CIOs are under great pressure to protect companies and their users from new attacks. But how can you protect your company against these attacks, which have the potential to destroy all files?
In the owncloud blog we announced a number of new features to better protect your data. As the free community edition of ownCloud is also available in the Univention App Center, I am glad to share this inform with you here today:
Samba 4 has become the tool of choice for companies with diverse clients that seek a Linux-based central identity management. However, a growing number of organizations are offering work from home options and manage distributed operations like construction companies with a computer at every construction site or an insurance provider with several offices. The securing of all authentication processes when employees log in your network also from outside, is critical to protect your data.
But how to do that?
You need to add a VPN solution which starts before the login if you want to enjoy the advantages of single sign-on and policies that Samba provides. The following how-to will describe how to add OpenVPN to an existing Samba 4 installation to automatically secure client authentications over an untrusted network.
The well-known project management solution OpenProject is now available in a new version. The application offers a powerful feature set for both traditional as well as agile project management and empowers project teams to efficiently plan, steer and communicate within projects.
Asterisk Universal Communication Solution for UCS – The Cost-Effective and Flexible Alternative to VoIP
Asterisk is a leading, freely available voice over IP (VoIP) solution that companies can employ as an Open Source software without license fees. Originally designed by Mark Spencer at the U.S. company Digium in 1999, the solution is now being continually further developed by a growing development community around the world. In addition, it offers high functionality and boasts an extensive basis for telephony, unified messaging, and third-party systems.
With the new Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) you can now safely run your online office in the cloud.
The LibreOffice-based solution supports all important document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats that you can integrate into your own infrastructure. Use the advantage of working with CODE to edit office documents together and independently of time and location.
From now on, you can connect the UCS directory service to the popular Open Source groupware Zimbra via the new ‘Connector for Zimbra’. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) from Synacor includes an e-mail server and a web client.
You can now build beautiful websites and blogs with our new, free to use WordPress application for Univention Corporate Server, which is available to you in the App Center, and benefit from the integration into UCS’ identity management.
This app is provided as a Docker-based app. WordPress will update itself in the container independently, so WordPress should always stay up-to-date. The future updates for WordPress released by the App Center will then mainly update the software, which is located around WordPress in the container.
We are pleased to present the monitoring solution NOCTUA® Athene as a Docker-based app in the Univention App Center for UCS 4.2.
NOCTUA® Athene is a flexibly configurable solution for the detection of failures on any number of systems, hardware and software. By using predefined protocols (e.g. SNMP, WMI, SSH, Ping, or SQL) as well as host and service templates, the software facilitates the work of IT administrators.
The Kaspersky Security for Linux Mailserver app was developed by bitbone AG in cooperation with Univention and Kaspersky Lab support.
The proven security product from Kaspersky is thus also available for the widely used Univention Corporate Server. Thanks to the adaptations, it can be easily installed and deployed via the App Center.