UCS 4.1: New release brings integration of Docker and single sign-on

Cautious Modifications for Added Application and User Security

Bremen, November 17, 2015. With Version 4.1, Univention is now equipping its server operating and management platform Univention Corporate Server (UCS) with new important features for even more secure and convenient use. For example, in order to guarantee even higher security and separation in operation, the App Center integrated in UCS now also supports apps which use the container technology Docker. Manufacturers of applications available in the App Center also benefit from the global single sign-on mechanism recently integrated in UCS, which can be rendered even more secure via the use of two-factor authentication. The self-service mechanisms whereby users can reset their passwords autonomously are another particular highlight.

Release of Univention Corporate Server 4.0-3

New UCS release provides bugfixes, updates and automatic creation of Univention Apps for virtualization environments

The latest release of Univention Corporate Server (UCS) supplies various improvements, security updates and bug fixes for the IT management and operating platform of Univention. New in UCS 4.0-3, among other things, are the use of Dovecot as the default mail server, the possibility to define LDAP filters for guidelines and the automatic creation of Univention Apps as images for various virtualization environments.

Univention unveils its revised client operating system

UCC 2.1 with optimized roll-out management, integrated Citrix Receiver and more comprehensive hardware support is available now

UCC Univention Corporate Client Logo

With the release of Univention Corporate Client (UCC) Version 2.1, Univention (www.univention.de) is now making its operating and management solution for (thin) clients available with integrated Citrix Receiver. In addition, the software employs newer kernel and Xserver versions, which allow the use of additional client hardware. Another new feature of UCC is the new image server, which enables the roll-out of clients in distributed infrastructures from local servers. As always, UCC is based on the Long Term Support (LTS) version of KUbuntu (currently 14.04).

Free UCS Core Edition rapidly boosts popularity of Univention Corporate Server

Bremen, 1st July 2015 – Univention (www.univention.de) is amazed by the positive feedback that it has received on the free Core Edition of Univention Corporate Server (UCS), which has now been available for two months. The popularity of this Open Source server solution optimised for the operation and management of IT infrastructures and server applications as well as identity management in companies is growing at lightning speed. The integrated App Center with a constantly increasing number of enterprise applications has also contributed substantially to this success.

DFKI and Univention develop secure technology for third-party applications in Univention Corporate Server

“Safer Apps” research project for SMEs launched

As the use of and dependency on IT solutions grows, IT infrastructure security is becoming central to business survival. Industrial espionage and temporary production outages are just two possible consequences of poorly secured IT solutions. That is why research staff in the Cyber-Physical Systems department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and developers at the Bremen software provider Univention are creating a security infrastructure based on virtualisation techniques, as part of the “Safer Apps” project. The aim is to enable companies safely to install and run applications from third-party vendors in an existing IT infrastructure and in the cloud, without this posing risks or problems for that IT environment.

Univention Announces New Pricing and Licensing for Univention Corporate Server

Core Edition Now Available for Enterprise Customers

Bremen, Germany – April 21, 2015  – Univention, developer of Europe’s most popular open source corporate server, Univention Corporate Server (UCS), today announced Univention Core Edition. The new licensing, compared to its previous “free for personal use” license, can be used for commercial purposes. Univention also announced today that it is expanding the scope of its enterprise subscriptions. UCS is an open source server platform for the flexible and efficient management of IT infrastructure and applications. With a comprehensive Active Directory function, UCS is an increasingly popular alternative to Microsoft products. UCS features an App Center offering more than 60 enterprise applications, and easily integrates cloud services, making it perfect for the requirements of dynamically evolving companies that need to control of their infrastructures, applications and rights management without having to forgo the advantages of cloud-based IT.

Web content management system OpenCms now available in the Univention App Center

Clouds Sky GmbH Offers On-demand Business Services with Univention Corporate Server and OpenStack

Bremen, Cologne, March 11, 2015 — Univention, the leading European provider of open source IT infrastructure management solutions, today announced that Clouds SkyGmbH, a Univention partner and cloud solution provider, is now offering Univention Corporate Server (UCS) as a cloud service, including over 60 integrated business apps in the Univention App Center. This includes the new app “OpenCms for UCS”. OpenCms is integrated with the identity and LDAP management of UCS and can be installed and used via the App Center with just a few clicks. Now, with its integrated App Center and “OpenCms for UCS”, UCS can be tested as an on-demand service from the OpenStack cloud at Clouds Sky free of charge for 90 days.

Univention Summit 2015: Solutions for an open and controllable cloud

260 guests at the Univention Summit 2015 in Bremen

Bremen, January 21, 2015. The 260 business customers and partners who attended the Univention Summit 2015 experienced a particularly special event which exceeded the expectations of even the organisers themselves: At the heart of the event was an impressive demonstration of the new “Open Cloud Alliance”, which promises its users an open cloud with freely combinable solution offers. No less impressive was the new UCS Version 4.0, with which the Linux server operating system can finally leave the status of “Windows alternative” behind it once and for all, having evolved into an open IT platform for on premise use and use on clouds.

23 new additions: Univention App Center attracts more and more software manufacturers

Number of apps available increases by 60 per cent in one year

The Univention App Center is becoming more and more popular. In 2014 alone, the number of apps available there increased by 60 per cent. With the 23 new additions, there are now a total of 61 enterprise apps available in the Univention App Center. Univention GmbH, developer of Univention Corporate Server (UCS), a cost-efficient alternative to server solutions from Microsoft, operates the Univention App Center as a marketplace – with an extensive selection of applications for business IT. These include the mail security app from Kaspersky, Dokuwiki and WordPress from 7iSolutions and the system administration tool Pulse from Mandriva.