ARLINGTON, Va.--Feb. 28, 2007-- Group Logic, the leading provider of Mac/Windows connectivity solutions, today announced the immediate availability of ExtremeZ-IP 5.0, the only Windows-based server solution to properly support all releases of the Mac operating system, from Mac OS 9 to the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5. With significant architecture enhancements, ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 increases Mac desktop to Windows server file sharing reliability and scalability, further simplifies IT support, and with improved performance and caching, increases user productivity.
Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 features increased scalability with support for more users than any other Mac file sharing solution in the marketplace while offering optimized performance, especially under load. The solution's performance and caching enhancements allow processing more file sharing requests per hour, while using less computing time and resources.
"ExtremeZ-IP has a great reputation for seamlessly delivering compatibility without compromise, so we are excited to see the many enhancements in ExtremeZ-IP 5.0, especially the increased scalability and performance under load," said John Go, VP of Technology for PLM Group prepress division. "We know we can rely on Group Logic's Mac expertise to ensure that this latest version delivers the features we need to help our company increase productivity, improve our workflow and remain ahead of the competition."
ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 is designed to support Apple's desktop innovations, providing these breakthroughs within Windows server environments. ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 supports the innovative "reconnect" capabilities of the Apple File Protocol (AFP), which allows a Mac that loses server connectivity to seamlessly reestablish the connection without losing their work. The feature automatically authenticates the user, accesses all of the open files and protects the user against loss of data within those files. ExtremeZ-IP also eliminates limitations of Mac file names on Windows servers and supports the Windows permission model and security features, ensuring that file permissions are not limited by platform.
ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 now supports the Windows-based network and system monitoring tools to verify load, detect problems with file shares and print queues, and diagnose bottlenecks. This enables organizations to effectively diagnose and resolve issues with the product and their internal systems, simplifying management and maintenance while improving workflow.
"ExtremeZ-IP is used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend on it for reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows servers," said T. Reid Lewis, President and CEO of Group Logic. "ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 leverages our Mac expertise to deliver to the market the most reliable, scalable and high-performance solution for Mac users connecting to Windows servers. It extends our lead as the best-in-class AFP server on the market today, bringing our customers what they require to remain competitive."
As a trusted partner to Apple and Microsoft and the most recommended Mac connectivity tool for Windows servers, ExtremeZ-IP delivers no-compromise access, providing complete platform and application compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP is also backed by Group Logic's dedicated engineering and customer support teams, which have provided the most comprehensive support for any AFP server for more than seven years.
The 5.0 release is available immediately from Group Logic. 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 at www.grouplogic.com. Upgrades can also be purchased by contacting Group Logic directly at [email protected]
or by calling +1.703.528.1555 or 800.476.8781.