This section explains some of the services offered by Zentyal as an office server. In particular; its ability to manage network users in a centralised way, the sharing of files and printers, automatized sign-on on different services, web applications and backups for the user data.
Directory services allow you to manage user permissions within an organisation in a centralised way. Meaning that users can authenticate into the network securely. Also, you can define a hierarchical structure controlling the access to the organisation’s resources. Finally, thanks to the master/slave architecture integrated within Zentyal, centralised user management can be applied to large organisations with multiple network locations.
File sharing and establishing access control for users and groups, is one of the most important features of an office server and it greatly eases access to workgroup documents in an intuitive way. Security policy allows the protection of critical files within an organisation.
Moreover, many businesses use Web applications installed on an HTTP server spanning different domain names allowing HTTPS connections.
Sharing printers, using user and group permissions is also a very important service in any organisation, since this allows you to optimise the resources usage and availability.
Finally, the backups tools for both Zentyal configuration and user’s date is without any doubt a critical and indispensable tool in any enterprise server to ensure the recovery process after a failure or mishap of your systems, protecting you from data loss and downtime.