VMware Zimbra Features

Features In-depth:

Messaging and Collaboration for the Post-PC Era

  • Connect users to their personal clouds with a smarter mailbox that integrates email, calendar, voice, tasks, address book, social and enterprise applications.
  • Choose multiple deployment options: in a private cloud as a virtual appliance or hosted in the public cloud.
  • Out-of-the-box integrated click-to-call, visual voicemail, chat and presence.
  • Stay connected anywhere on any smartphone or other device with automatic synchs.
  • Work online or offline with Zimbra Desktop or clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
  • Integrate with external directories for authentication, address lists and provisioning.
  • Operate at a lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) than legacy email platforms.
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Advanced, Integrated Web Experience

  •   Boost productivity with an innovative, robust browser-based interface, that provides natural conversation, support for rich compose and cut and paste, sophisticated calendaring and a new dedicated search tab with common and easy-to-customize filters.
  • Easily send and receive authenticated and encrypted email messages.
  • Comprehensive search-based inbox, including within attachments and saved search folders.
  • Integrated email, contacts, calendaring plus sharing and delegation control.
  • Productive document management, check in/out, instant sharing of documents and folders.
  • Calendar wizard finds optimal group meeting times and is interoperable with Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007/2010.
  • Customized “collaboration hub” integrating external applications and web services – such as maps, Facebook, Twitter, flight schedules, and enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP

Flexible Deployment Options and Virtualization-Ready

  • Option to deploy Zimbra natively on hardware or virtualized; or deployed as a software virtual appliance.
  • Deploy Zimbra on-premises or as a Cloud service from a VMware hosting partner.
  • Fully supports multi-tenancy and delegated administration for hosting and service providers.
  • Role-based delegated administration to create domain or limited administration settings per account.
  • High availability, disaster recovery, backup and life cycle management from VMware vSphere.
  • Smartcard and Common Access Card authentication.


  Integrated Unified Communications

  • Out-of-the-box integration with Cisco and Mitel for click-to-call, visual voicemail, call record history, presence and instant messaging.
  • Extend Zimbra to work with other third-party unified communication solutions through the Zimbra SDK.


Anywhere Mobility

  • Synchronization to iOS (iPhone, iPad), Windows and Android-based smartphones and tablets.
  • Use any BlackBerry smartphone via Zimbra Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
  • Manage security policies and remote device wipe, PINs and device management features on user accounts.
  • Rich browser-based experience for Zimbra email, contacts, calendar and files on any xHTML-capable device.

Zimbra Desktop and Desktop Clients

  • Get the same powerful Zimbra experience offline with Zimbra Desktop, the free email client for Windows, Mac or Linux desktops.
  • Aggregates Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, Hotmail and other POP/IMAP accounts.
  • Sync Gmail, Yahoo! Address Book and Calendar.
  • MAPI synchronization to Outlook 2003/2007/2010 with full delegate, offline access and support for S/MIME.
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Simplified Administration

  • Simplified task-oriented AJAX Web Administration Console enables anywhere administration.
  • Integrated anti-spam, anti-virus and directory services (LDAP, Active Directory).
  • Real-time mailbox backup and restore; native hierarchical storage management (HSM).
  • Cross-mailbox discovery and archiving for regulatory compliance.
  • Manage end-user features, quotas, storage policies via Class-of-Service (CoS).
  • Migration Wizards enable customers to rapidly and easily migrate from Microsoft Exchange and IBM Domino environments to Zimbra.
  • Application monitoring and performance management with VMware vFabric Hyperic.

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