Micro Focus Announces Open Enterprise Server 2018 Updates

Secure Suite of Enterprise-Ready File, Print, Networking, and Application Services to Further Reduce IT Costs through New Functionality, Performance Improvements and Stability Updates

26 February 2019

SUNNYVALE, CAMicro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the release of Open Enterprise Server 2018 Service Pack 1, offering new functionality and enhanced performance to its suite of enterprise file and print services. Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server 2018 gives IT administrators streamline collaboration and drive employee effectiveness, including comprehensive data storage and print management, file sharing, and network access functionality.

"When a server platform is doing its job, it offers mission-critical services so seamlessly that it does not interrupt workflow," said Nicholas Scholz, Solutions Marketing Manager at Micro Focus. "Open Enterprise Server already delivers that functionality for thousands of businesses, and the improvements announced today offer administrators more ways to easily give users the data and resource access they need to stay productive, while increasing security and reducing the growing burden on IT teams."

Key features and updates to Open Enterprise Server 2018 include:

  • CIFS / SMB Stack improvements: Enables SPEC compliance and general performance.
  • NCP Stack Improvements: Provides improved multi-factor authentication support.
  • Domain Services for Windows: Enables scalability and provides enhanced security improvements through stack updates to SMB (which adds SMB 2 support) and Kerberos.
  • NSS File Stack Improvements: Offers native 4K disk support, 64 Bit SMS, updated FTP stack, and scalability of NIT and NURM.
  • UI Refresh: Improved UI in iManager, Java Console, and NetStorage.
  • Cloud Integrated Storage: New functionality, including install, deployment, management, and monitoring.
  • Support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 and eDirectory 9.1.
  • Business Continuity Clustering Install Pattern: Micro Focus Business Continuity Clustering is now an install pattern in OES to simplify distribution and deployment.

Open Enterprise Server is licensed on a per-user basis, allowing deployment to as many servers as needed in order to support, secure, and manage Open Enterprise Server services without the need for additional server licenses. Moving to the Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server costs less than a Windows migration, lets you leverage your investments, and delivers key services for less.

More Information
Micro Focus Open Enterprise Server 2018 is available today.

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