IceWarp Introduces All-in-One, High Performance Merak E-mail Server Suite for Linux-based Networks

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Company responds to growing demand from Linux community, delivers powerful, scalable e-mail suite capable of supporting up to 100,000 users on one server

LINUXWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2005 -- IceWarp Software Ltd., makers of the popular and globally deployed Merak E-mail Server Suite, today announced its award-winning e-mail server for Linux-based networks. Five years in development, the new Merak E-mail Server Suite was created specifically for the Linux community using its highly-regarded and industry proven Merak version 8.2. Tuned for power and reliability, Merak has already been certified for use with Linux RedHat, as well as Suse, Mandrake, Debian, Gentoo, and Ubuntu, among others. Merak for Linux is available now for a full preview prior to its official worldwide availability in September.

Merak for Linux combines stability, performance, scalability, and value. Packaged as an all-in-one suite, Merak features anti-virus, anti-spam, groupware, and instant messaging for increased productivity. It provides desktop, Web mail, and remote access for almost every onsite and telecommuting application. For large-scale enterprises and ISPs, Merak offers support for up to 100,000 accounts per server at up to 20,000 messages per minute and even much more when configured for a load balanced operation. E-mail and IM can run in secured mode, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which is a critical feature for protecting intellectual assets and user data in business, enterprise, and ISP applications.

“Merak is the highest performing and most comprehensive communications solution for enterprises, SMBs and ISPs running Linux,” said Ladislav Goc, CEO of IceWarp Ltd. “As Linux has gained traction within the enterprise and ISP markets, Linux users have been demanding a much more powerful, robust, and reliable email solution. We designed Merak for Linux to combine all of the elements that businesses need and much more, to give them a one-stop-shop, secure communications solution. We will also introduce a complete discussion forum dedicated to supporting Linux users with their email needs as well as providing them with a productive venue to help each other.”

Merak creates backups of all communication, including IM, to help companies keep moving at today’s e-business pace. Merak also offers administration wizards, monitoring and statistics, enhanced folder management, and toolbar customization for instruction-free communications management.

Merak is incredibly quick and easy to install and offers integrated migration tools to help experienced and novice Linux administrators simplify the process. Merak also offers a unique, flexible and affordable licensing system that can be customized based on only the components required by customers. Licenses can be used on the Linux or Windows operating system, enabling seamless switching between each OS.

Merak is packaged in three specialized configurations for small businesses, medium to large enterprises, and ISPs looking to provide email solutions to employees and customers.

Merak Professional supports an unlimited number of domains and users, ranging from $860 for the stand-alone server and $5,700 for a complete package which includes e-mail, IM, antivirus, antispam, FTP, web server, 500 user GroupWare, and Migration Tool. Professional is tailored to corporations with multiple locations, enterprise business, software and application developers, financial institutions, local and federal governments, military, and other high volume installations. Merak Professional is also the ideal solution for ISP deployment. Merak is fully customizable and open to administrative and third part development for branded and industry-specific deployment. One of Merak’s greatest advantages is its ability to be deployed in load balanced installations consisting of multiple servers.

Merak Standard supports multiple domains up to 3,000 users and ranges from $380 to $4,250. Standard is ideal for medium sized businesses, K12 & Higher education schools, non-profit organizations, and boutique ISPs.

Merak Lite supports up to 50 users and ranges from $210 to $975. Lite is a single domain system and is designed for small office/home office and small business environments.

Availability and Support

Merak sales and support partners are located in more than 20 countries. For more information or to find a local dealer, please visit Download unrestricted trial version at

Customers in North America can purchase Merak via IceWarp’s exclusive distributor in the U.S., MMSINC Sales and technical support can be contacted at 703-971-9400 or via the Web at

About IceWarp

IceWarp, Ltd. was started in 1999 with the development of Merak version 1. Merak’s exceptional product stability, performance and reliability quickly escalated its global adoption rate with ISPs and businesses. Over the years, IceWarp has maintained a technology leadership position by continuing to advance Merak through many industry-firsts, including:

  • First mail server supporting SSL
  • First mail server with Web mail
  • First integrated multi-threaded antivirus
  • First integrated anti-spam
  • First GroupWare with API (ODBC based)
  • And now, the first server with integrated FTP and Web server capabilities.

IceWarp Ltd. is located at City House, 6 Karaiskakis street, CY-3040 Limassol, Cyprus