Chord Electronics Ltd

Small Business Server replacement

"We had an SBS 2003 server which was beginning to show signs of instability and needed to be replaced. Invicta Linux assessed our requirements and recommended Kerio Connect to replace Exchange and Control for our perimeter defence server. Initially we were worried that some of our people would struggle to move away from the familiarity of Outlook, but actually those who want to can still use Outlook seamlessly. If they are away from the office they can access their emails through Kerio webmail, which is lightening quick but provides the same collaborative features. Our biggest concern was migrating the emails from the old to new system but Invicta Linux gave us all the guidance required so this process ran smoothly with no disruption to our business. The Unified Threat Management server was also installed by Invicta Linux which allows me to control the perimeter of my network and provide simple and unlimited VPN access. It also provides reporting, which allows me to see exactly where our bandwidth is being chewed up. We're very happy with the results. Swapping from a Windows infrastructure to Open Source with the addition of a Drobo drive for our data store has allowed us to simplify our network without any major loss of features." - Matt Bartlet, Operations ManagerUTM Firewall "We had an SBS 2003 server which was beginning to show signs of instability and needed to be replaced. Invicta Linux assessed our requirements and recommended Kerio Connect to replace Exchange and Control for our perimeter defence server. Initially we were worried that some of our people would struggle to move away from the familiarity of Outlook, but actually those who want to can still use Outlook seamlessly. If they are away from the office they can access their emails through Kerio webmail, which is lightening quick but provides the same collaborative features. Our biggest concern was migrating the emails from the old to new system but Invicta Linux gave us all the guidance required so this process ran smoothly with no disruption to our business. The Unified Threat Management server was also installed by Invicta Linux which allows me to control the perimeter of my network and provide simple and unlimited VPN access. It also provides reporting, which allows me to see exactly where our bandwidth is being chewed up. We're very happy with the results. Swapping from a Windows infrastructure to Open Source with the addition of a Drobo drive for our data store has allowed us to simplify our network without any major loss of features." - Matt Bartlet, Operations Manager