New replicators, new user management and user-based licensing, distinguishes the latest versions of the leading LDAP middleware for Unified Communications
With immediate effect, MetaDirectory Enterprise Version 4 is available with a host of new features: web service-based replicators, user administration, user-based licensing, 64-bit architecture, and support for IPv6. In principle, the MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise combines existing, distributed contact data from different data sources into a company-wide directory based on LDAP. It processes names, addresses, phone numbers, images and customer-specific information, standardizes and normalizes them – especially for unified communications hardware and software solutions that rely on the LDAP standard. This ensures a simple search and quick presentation of the results – even with large data files.
Web service-based replicators enable data from cloud-based systems to be replicated. For example, contacts from MS Office365, MS Dynamics365, Google G Suite or Salesforce are also available in the company-wide LDAP directory. The user-specific access control contributes to the protection of sensitive data in the sense of the „need-to-know“ principle. The administrator can define which members of a group can view certain contact data. Information is only displayed if it is relevant to the searcher. For example, if a member of the Sales team searches for a contact, the result includes contact information about offers, licenses, and sales, whereas a member of the Development team receives only the contact data for the same contact. „In the new version of MetaDirectory, we have changed from server to user-based licensing,“ explains Joachim Frenzel, Product Manager at estos. „This makes our directory service more affordable for smaller companies and therefore more attractive to use.“ With the new 64-bit architecture and the additional support of IPv6, the estos directory service is sustainable in the long term. In conjunction with a Unified Communications & CTI software suite such as ProCall Enterprise, the deployment forms the foundation for business process integration.
MetaDirectory 4 Enterprise from estos is now available directly from estos and sales partners such as ITK distributors, qualified retailers and trained system integrators. Further information can be found at https://www.estos.com/products/metadirectory .
estos – enables easy communication
estos GmbH is an independent manufacturer of innovative components for Unified Communications. Since 1997, estos has been developing professional standard software for small and medium-sized companies, thereby improving their business processes in communication-intensive areas. As a technology leader, the expertise of estos lies in the area of computer telephony integration (CTI), Unified Messaging Software (UMS), SIP, XMPP, LDAP and WebRTC-based applications that enable uncomplicated audio/video communication. Products from estos are trend-setting, original and innovative, due to constant investments in research and development. The core markets of the company are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Italy. estos GmbH has its headquarters in Starnberg, close to Munich, as well as estos Knowledge Center Messaging in Olching, a development office in Leonberg, an office in Berlin as well as branches in Udine, Italy and Doetinchem, the Netherlands.