May 13, 2008 in Mac OSX (E)
[prMac.com] Arlington, VA - Group Logic, the leading provider of Mac/Windows connectivity solutions, today announced the immediate availability of ExtremeZ-IP 5.2. The new release extends support for the latest Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard capabilities, including Time Machine backups. This release also combines the functionality of company's leading ExtremeZ-IP File and Print Servers into a single solution, allowing all customers to leverage the innovative ExtremeZ-IP Zidget(TM) that enables easy service discovery and setup without needing the legacy AppleTalk protocol.
ExtremeZ-IP continues to be the only Windows solution to deliver complete support for the Mac file and print sharing, providing customers with compatibility without compromise. ExtremeZ-IP 5.2 is also the only solution to enable Windows servers to be used for Time Machine backups, Mac OS X's breakthrough automatic backup function. Using Time Machine and ExtremeZ-IP, users can automatically backup and recover previous versions of important documents without requiring the use of complicated backup software or IT support. This reduces the risk of expensive data loss and decreases IT administration costs. Administrators can control the amount of disk storage used for backups with per-user Time Machine backup quotas.
"ExtremeZ-IP continually delivers the industry's leading Mac/Windows compatibility with a comprehensive solution that allows us to gain the greatest value from our desktop and server investments without sacrificing critical cost saving and productivity increasing features," said Greg Plassmeyer, Senior Network Administrator, Barkley. "With support for Time Machine, ExtremeZ-IP is solidifying its place as one of the most important connectivity solutions. By making it easy and seamless for our users to backup their Mac desktops, Group Logic will save in IT support costs and protect us from losing critical desktop files."
ExtremeZ-IP 5.2 merges Group Logic's leading File and Print Servers into a single solution, providing customers with the value of an integrated printing solution at no additional cost. ExtremeZ-IP users can now utilize the innovative Zidget(TM) to automatically discover network file and print resources and enables self-service printer set-up without IT or administrator support. The Zidget reduces desktop support costs and completely removes the need for AppleTalk on the corporate network, eliminating significant maintenance and management costs.
"ExtremeZ-IP is designed to provide Mac/Windows environments with compatibility without compromise, so that users can always leverage the latest features on both platforms," said Derick Naef, CTO of Group Logic. "ExtremeZ-IP 5.2 is the direct result of Group Logic's commitment to providing our customers with the technology and tools necessary to keep up with ever-changing Mac and Windows environments. With support for the latest Apple innovations, such as Time Machine, we are enabling our customers to maintain productivity and focus on day-to-day business operations, rather than the challenges of Mac/Windows compatibility."
ExtremeZ-IP 5.2 also enables users to leverage the latest Mac file system enhancements such as Extended Attributes and Access Control Lists (ACLs), as well as key Windows server features such Windows shortcuts.
ExtremeZ-IP is used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend on it for reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows servers. It delivers no-compromise access, providing complete platform and application compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP 5.2 is available immediately and is a free update to all licensed ExtremeZ-IP 5 users that have an active support contract. For details on all of the new features, information on upgrading or purchasing ExtremeZ-IP, or to download a free trial version, please visit Group Logic's Web site. Upgrades can also be purchased by contacting Group Logic directly by calling +1.703.528.1555 or 800.476.8781.
Group Logic offers two complementary product lines:
MassTransit Product Line: Enterprise software solution proven to transform digital file transfers into strategic business processes. MassTransit increases productivity and empowers users to manage all aspects of the file transfer process by simplifying the exchange of digital files, ensuring accountability and providing visibility into the entire process.
ExtremeZ-IP Product Line: ExtremeZ-IP is the proven standard and most trusted solution for file and print sharing between Mac desktops and Windows servers, delivering no-compromise access and providing complete platform and application compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP delivers reliable integration between Mac desktops and Windows servers, creating a single-point of management for enterprise-wide printing.
Group Logic is the leading provider of network software solutions that enable customers to gain strategic value, increase productivity and leverage existing infrastructure investments through enterprise file transfer and Mac/Windows connectivity solutions. With nearly 20 years of unmatched experience, Group Logic's emphasis on customer success is the very core of its business. More than 4,000 customers trust Group Logic every day to move and share their files around the world. For more information, visit Group Logic on the Web. Group Logic can also be reached at 800.476.8781 / +1.703.528.1555.