VA Linux Debuts FlexWebmail Webmail Server, FlexControl Account Control

6/21/2005 - VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. (VA Linux), a leading provider of Linux solutions for the telecommunications and enterprise systems markets, is pleased to introduce FlexWebmail, a high-performance Webmail server, and FlexControl, a Web interface for user/mail account control. Both are new component additions to the company's VA FMS - FlexMessaging Solution, a total messaging solution. VA FMS is based on Open Source Software, and achieves high reliability, high availability, high performance and high extensibility. VA FMS supports from small-to-middle organizations to large-scale network service providers handling more than one million accounts. Advance sales of FlexWebmail and FlexControl will begin immediately, while delivery and full customer support for the system will be available from September 2005.

FlexWebmail is based on RisuMail, a fork from a well-known Open Source Webmail system called SquirrelMail ( RisuMail features more aggressive Japanese support compared with the original. VA Linux improved RisuMail further and incorporated it into VA Linux's original GNU/Linux system called VA Core. In addition to SquirrelMail's excellent characteristics such as easy configuration, high availability which is crucial for large-scale systems and easy-to-use address book feature, VA Linux added several key improvements to it such as:

FlexControl is a Web interface for administrators/operators/users of macroscale mail system powered by VA FMS. FlexControl is highly integrated into VA Core. With FlexControl, users can get information and/or configure user/mail accounts easily via Web browsers. Key features include adding/deleting user accounts, password changing, setting up mail forwarding, auto reply, mail filtering, message denial, mail alias, mailbox quota, collective mail deleting, and changing virus check flags.

VA Linux has already started aggressive sales promotion for VA FMS aimed at telecommunication carriers, network service providers and large companies. By adding FlexWebmail and FlexControl to the VA FMS roster, VA Linux is now able to offer even more comprehensive product line which supports a wide range of customer demands for mail systems.

"VA FMS is an outstanding mail system solution, only possible with VA Linux's technological excellence and exceptional source-code-level knowledge on Linux and Open Source Software." said Tatsuya Ueda, President and CEO of VA Linux in Tokyo. "Along with the firm foundation provided by VA FMS, new products such as FlexWebmail and FlexControl will help us to reach and provide our reliable services to more broad customers."

FlexWebmail and FlexControl will be demonstrated at the exhibition spot in VA Linux Business Forum 2005 (will be held at the Akasaka Prince Hotel on June 22nd and 23rd, 2005).

About VA Linux Systems Japan K.K.
Founded in September 2000, VA Linux Systems Japan K.K. (VA Linux), which has based its operations on the development of Linux and Open Source, has become one of the premier providers of Linux kernel, technological, and software solutions in the Japanese domestic market. From March 2004 onward, VA Linux has been the recipient of funding from NTT Comware and NTT Data. VA Linux is currently at the forefront of implementing Linux solutions for telecommunication and enterprise system markets. For more information, please visit

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