[Users] February 23, 2021 Zeta Alliance Conference Call Summary

Andrea Wörrlein aw at vnc.biz
Wed Apr 14 21:39:24 CEST 2021

Hi Randy,thanks for that summary.Just some more details:VNCmail is integrated with VNCdirectory (our directory service) and also with AD, or OpenLDAP / Zimbra OpenLDAP. See architecture chart here: https://vnclagoon.com/products/vncmail/Our clients (Web Client, Desktop Client, Apps) also offer offline features. Our frontends can be branded, and are available as OEM.The SolR index works with all our VNClagoon products - so you can search any phrase within all our products from any place (no matter, whether the phrase is within a chat, a ticket, a mail, and so on).VNCtalk includes all real-time communication features imaginable and now also includes our very new product: VNCchannels (https://vnclagoon.com/products/vncchannels/).We fully support ownCloud / Nextcloud for file management.About VNClagoon:Secure, Best in Class, Seamless Communication and Collaboration, Lowest TCO.The VNClagoon enterprise software suite offers a full range of integrated communication and collaboration products for messaging, real-time conferencing, community building, channels, email, groupware, task and project management, file handling and more for large organizations. Built upon state-of-the-art open source technology by thousands of world-class developers around the world, VNClagoon is a leading alternative to closed source and SaaS-only applications like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp, Dropbox and many others. Now it is possible for VNClagoon customers to gain greater control over their digital sovereignty as they communicate and collaborate more securely using one completely integrated suite of applications. For more information visit: https://vnclagoon.com/.And yes: we are looking for partners!Check out all the features on our VNClagoon LIVE platform for free: https://vnclagoon.com/vnclagoon-live/I am happy to answer any questions you have.Mit freundlichen Grüssen / Kind regards Andrea Wörrlein, M.A.VNC - Virtual Network Consult AGMember of the BoardPoststrasse 24, CH - 6302 Zug, SwitzerlandPhone: +41 (41) 727 52 00 Fax: +41 (41) 727 52 09 Mobile: +41 (78) 9366635aw at vnc.biz; www.vnc.bizLearn more about VNCtalk in the VNCtalk Video!----- Original Message-----From : Randy Leiker <randy at skywaynetworks.com>To : users <users at lists.zetalliance.org>Sent : Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 7:20 PMSubject : [Users] February 23, 2021 Zeta Alliance Conference Call SummaryHello Zeta Alliance Community,Here is a summary of this week’s conference call. A few brief reminders:Conference calls are every Tuesday and open to all using either the FreeConferenceCall.com VoIP app or via a dial-in number: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/zetallianceEach week’s call agenda can be found at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xDyBJFjnfZYxuXJHiDzsXjjMuGGtIl7JA copy of each week’s summary is also posted to the Zimbra Forums:All Prior Months: https://forums.zimbra.org/viewforum.php?f=9January 2021: https://forums.zimbra.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=69121February 2021: https://forums.zimbra.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=69470Constructive feedback on these call summaries is always welcome.February 23, 2021Demonstration of VNCmailAndrea W. with VNClagoon demonstrated her company’s product, VNCmail ( https://vnclagoon.com/products/vncmail/ ). The product uses Zimbra at its core, and she said that it has 3 new front-end clients: a web client, Android, and iOS. They have also created their own search index based on Apache Solr in place of Lucene normally used within Zimbra. She explained that the Solr index includes searching of email, chat messages, tickets, tasks, and uploaded files for the integrated VNCsafe (file sharing) product. The VMCmail product can integrate either with OpenLDAP or Zimbra’s embedded OpenLDAP server. She said that these products can be hosted either on-premises or in a hosted environment.Andrea demonstrated:VMCcalendar: that can open a Zimbra calendar as a standalone web page outside of the Zimbra Web Client.VNCtalk: that includes a chat feature, video/audio calls, and screen sharing, which is a replacement for Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and WhatsApp.VNCproject: that includes an AI-based virtual assistant for agile management of projects.Mark S. asked if these products can run on top of Zimbra Open Source Edition and Zimbra Network Edition. Andrea said that it supports both, but does not yet support Zimbra 9.0, where support is available only on 8.8.x. Marc G. asked if using Zimbra Open Source, does Andrea’s company have an integration with Outlook, similar to the Zimbra Connector for Outlook (ZCO). Andrea said that there is currently no integration available for Outlook from VNC, so customers can instead use ZCO, if they are running the Zimbra Network Edition. Marc G. asked if VNC products seamlessly integrate with NextCloud/ownCloud so that files are easily accessible on both desktop and mobile clients. Andrea said files can either be retrieved from the VNC product on the desktop, or the ownCloud app on mobile devices. M. Garbin asked if the VNC product supports shared folders for file sharing. Andrea said that the VNC products do support this capability.Open Source Vulnerabilities Tracking ServiceRandy L. shared news about the OSV project ( https://security.googleblog.com/2021/02/launching-osv-better-vulnerability.html ) that may be a useful resource for both the Zimbra development team, in addition to Zimbra administrators, to keep track of security vulnerabilities in the many open source projects that comprise Zimbra. This Google project is initially focusing on populating the vulnerability database with the results of fuzzing tests on various open source projects, which is the process of injecting unusual input in to an app and checking for unexpected behavior or app crashes that could result in an exploit. They plan to expand beyond fuzzing to incorporate CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures; https://cve.mitre.org/ ) and security researcher’s findings too. They are hoping to create a centralized resource for this information, which often needs to be tracked by administrators and developers manually from multiple sources.Randy Leiker ( randy at skywaynetworks.com )Skyway Networks, LLC
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