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Impressive Results from Mozilla-Sponsored Dovecot Security Audit

By Neil Cook, Chief Security Architect

Neil-CookWell as 2017 kicks off, we have some great news to share. One of the things we take very seriously here at Open-Xchange is the security of our software, which for us is a ground-up process which involves every aspect of the software lifecycle, including coding practices, design, static and dynamic analysis, comprehensive QA and a bug-bounty program. In addition to those, another important aspect of releasing secure software is auditing the software for security vulnerabilities. We’re really pleased to announce that Mozilla, via the Mozilla Open Source Support program, have conducted a security audit on the Dovecot software, the first public audit of the Dovecot code. You can find the report here:

The company that conducted the audit (Cure 53) were extremely impressed with the quality of the dovecot code. They wrote: “Despite much effort and thoroughly all-encompassing approach, the Cure53 testers only managed to assert the excellent security-standing of Dovecot. More specifically, only three minor security issues have been found in the codebase, thus translating to an exceptionally good outcome for Dovecot, and a true testament to the fact that keeping security promises is at the core of the Dovecot development and operations.”

We’d like to thank Mozilla for making this audit possible, and helping to ensure that not only Dovecot, but also many other Open-Source software projects are more secure.

You can find out more information about the Mozilla Open Source Support program here:

Dovecot releases Dovecot Anti-Abuse Shield v1.2.0

We are pleased to announce the release of Dovecot Anti-Abuse Shield v1.2.0, which is included with Dovecot Pro and works with both Dovecot Pro and OX App Suite as a component to protect against login/authentication abuse. Anti-Abuse Shield runs on a cluster of servers, and integrates with OX App Suite and Dovecot to detect abuse,… Continue Reading

Rackspace chooses Open-Xchange’s Dovecot Pro on Scality Object Storage for Rackspace Email Platform

3.5 million Rackspace email users to benefit from highly-reliable and scalable Object Storage Nuremberg, Germany, May 24, 2016 – Dovecot, an OX company, has today announced that Rackspace, one of the largest managed cloud companies in the US, will be using Dovecot Pro to power Rackspace´s Email Platform, which will benefit more than 3.5 million… Continue Reading

Dovecot market share jumps 11% to over two thirds of all reachable IMAP servers world-wide

Dovecot now holds an extrapolated total of 3.5 million IMAP servers live world-wide Nuremberg, Germany, March 10, 2016 – Dovecot, an OX company, has today announced that according to the Open Email Survey, its global market share of observable IMAP servers now stands at 68.49%, yielding an extrapolated total of over 3.5 million Dovecot IMAP Server installations.… Continue Reading

Powering the World’s Email with Trusted Internet Services

By Mikko Linnamäki, Co-founder at Dovecot Trust is the critical factor for making relationships between consumers and service providers sustainable. It’s vital that service providers are seen to be taking an active role in the privacy and security of their customers’ data – while diversifying and adding value to their offerings. Hosting, telco and IT… Continue Reading

“Open Source Partner of the Year 2015 Award” – thanks Microsoft!

By Mikko Linnamäki, Co-Founder, Dovecot WPC15, the Microsoft World-Wide Partner Conference has been a great event for Dovecot and Open-Xchange. Here on the ground in Florida we’ve had some very productive conversations, seen new technology innovations (my favourite is HoloLens), that might shake up the way we all work, and heard from fellow Microsoft partners… Continue Reading

Dovecot managed email is now available for $1 per Mailbox via Microsoft Azure platform

Dovecot managed email is now available for $1 per Mailbox via Microsoft Azure platform By Mikko Linnamäki, Co-Founder, Dovecot You may have heard via the Microsoft website that we’re offering Dovecot Mail as a Service via the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Some of you may be wondering why open source advocates like ourselves are partnering… Continue Reading

Dovecot Founder Timo Sirainen speaks at OX Summit, Oct 8-9, Berlin

Dovecot Founder Timo Sirainen speaks at OX Summit, Oct 8-9, Berlin The annual Open-Xchange Summit returns for its 7th year, with the most influential global Cloud and IT industry leaders and developers descending on Berlin, Germany’s vibrant capital. With a program of informative keynotes, exciting product showcases, exhibitions, and exclusive networking, the conference takes place… Continue Reading

Open-Xchange and Dovecot announce merger to create world’s leading open source messaging software provider

Merging the companies and products will provide the community, ISPs, telcos and cable companies with a single point of contact and an integrated technology for running highly scalable email, collaboration, office productivity and real-time communications solutions Nuremberg, Germany, March 19, 2015 – Open-Xchange AG and Dovecot OY have today announced the completion of a merger between… Continue Reading

Dovecot is Hiring: Software Engineer (Helsinki)

Description: Software Engineer Software Engineer Job Purpose: Develops information systems by designing, developing, and installing software solutions. Software Engineer Job Duties: Develops software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle. Determines operational feasibility by evaluating requirements, analysis, solution… Continue Reading

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