The Linux Small Business Server
Zaragoza, Spain Spain
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Company description

Zentyal, developer of the Linux small business server of the same name, aims at providing small and medium businesses with an affordable and easy-to-use enterprise-level computer network. By using Zentyal, SMBs are able to improve the reliability and security of their network infrastructure and to reduce their investments and operational costs.

Zentyal development was started in early 2004 and currently it is an open source alternative to Windows Small Business Server. The Zentyal Development Team and Authorized Zentyal Partners offer a series of subscription services such as Quality assured software updates, Alerts and reports, Centralized monitoring and administration of multiple Zentyal servers, Technical support and Certified training.

Business model

Zentyal offers the following products and services to the small and medium businesses, either directly to the end customers or through the Authorized Zentyal Partners:

  • Zentyal Server: The Linux Small Business Server that covers the needs of any small and medium business. Zentyal can act as a Network Gateway, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Infrastructure Manager, Unified Communications Server or a combination of them.
  • Zentyal Cloud: Cloud-based subscription services guarantee customers with Quality Assured software updates, Security alerts and notifications, Frequent reports on system performance and use, or Central monitoring and administration of multiple Zentyal servers. Subscription add-ons include Advanced security updates, Disaster recover and Low-cost VoIP credit.
  • Technical support: Several support options, from continuous support packages with different service level agreements to one-time support or migration support.
  • Certified training: Comprehensive set of hands-on training courses (both in-person and on-line) that allow to learn easily Linux network management, based on Zentyal.
Competitive advantage

Zentyal offers three key innovations:

  • Same technology for all the corporate IT infrastructure: Zentyal can act as a Gateway, an Infrastructure Server, a Unified Threat Manager, an Office Server or a Communication Center, using the same base technology for all these different functions.
  • System integration: all the different network services are tightly integrated, automating most of the administration tasks, removing the possibility of manual errors and saving time in network management.
  • Central monitoring & administration: all the different Zentyal deployments can be monitored and managed from Zentyal Cloud, removing complexity and saving time in the network administration. These advantages make it possible to develop an outsourcing offering, ensuring high quality with low costs.