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Zimbra Network Edition Vs Open Source – What’s the Difference?

Zimbra Network Edition vs zimbra open source
Sandeep Yadav | Modified: September 17th, 2022 ~ 4 Minutes Reading

Ok, so you want to implement Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 for email communication in your business.

Great choice.

Zimbra Collaboration Suite gives you a robust email service platform, exclusive feature, and great extensibility through multiple devices.

Further, the ZCS 8.8 is available in two editions – Network Edition & Open Source.

Now, the next question is, which one?

To resolve this query, here we are going to mention – Zimbra Network Edition Vs Open Source comparison in a detailed manner.

So, let’s get started.

Zimbra Collaboration 8.8 Product Edition Comparison

Features Network Edition
Professional
Network Edition
Standard
Open Source + Zimbra Suite Plus Open Source Edition
Basic Search Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zimlets for Simple Customizations Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conversation Views Yes Yes Yes Yes
Offline Web Client (Chrome & Firefox) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Search Builder Yes Yes Yes Yes
Attachment Search Yes Yes Yes Not Available
Personal Distribution Lists Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global Address Lists (GAL) Yes Yes Yes Yes
MS Exchange Interoperability Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Calendar Feature Yes Yes Yes Yes
Group & Resource Scheduling Yes Yes Yes Yes
File Briefcase Yes Yes Yes Yes
Zimbra Docs Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Zimbra Drive Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Tasks Yes Yes Yes Yes
1-to-1 Chat Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Buddy List Management Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Emojis Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Chat History Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Presence Management Yes Yes Not Available Not Available
Group Chat Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
1-to-1 & Group Video Calls Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
Screen Sharing Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
File Sharing Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
Message Delivery & Read Awareness Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
Corporate Messaging (Spaces and Channels) Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
POP & IMAP Email Yes Yes Yes Yes
CardDAV, iCal & CalDAV Clients Yes Yes Yes Yes
POP & IMAP Email for Smartphones Yes Yes Yes Yes
CardDAV Contacts & CalDAV Calendar Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web Administration Console Yes Yes Yes Yes
Command Line Interface (CLI) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus Yes Yes Yes Yes
Postscreen MTA Security Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSL SNI Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real-time Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes No
Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) Yes Yes Yes No
Volume Compression Yes Yes Yes No
Volume Deduplication Yes Yes Yes No
Volume Management Tools Yes Yes Yes No
S3 Object Storage Support Yes Yes Yes No
VMware vSphere HA Application Monitoring Yes Yes No No
LDAP & MS Active Directory Support Yes Yes No No
Multi-Domain Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domain Limitations (Users / COS / Quota) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Delegated Administration Yes Yes Yes No
Monthly Activity Reports Yes Yes Yes No
Audit Log Browser Yes Yes Yes No
Per Domain White Label Web Client Branding Yes Yes No No
Custom Retention Policies Yes No No No
Litigation Hold Yes No No No
Archiving & Discovery Yes No No No
Smart Card & Common Access Card Yes Yes No No
S/MIME Digital Signatures & Encryption Yes Yes No No
Two-Factor Authentication Yes Yes No No
Unified Communications Integration Yes Yes No No
High Fidelity Document Preview Yes Yes No No
Zimbra Mobile (ActiveSync) Yes No Yes No
Shared Items Synchronization on Mobile Yes No Yes No
Allow / Block / Quarantine (ABQ) Yes No Yes No
Mobile Device Policy Management Yes No Yes No
Outlook Sync (MAPI) Yes No No No
Outlook for Mac (EWS) Optional Optional No No
Communities & Forums Yes Yes Yes Yes
Email & Phone Support (8×5) Yes Yes No No
Open Source Support No No Yes Optional
Premier Support (24×7) Optional Optional No No
Elite (Support package for customers requiring full services for supporting and enhancing platform) Optional Optional No No
Elite + (Includes Elite Support and Network Edition core Source Code Support) Optional Optional No No
Zimbra Professional Services Optional Optional Optional No

How to Choose – Zimbra Network Edition Vs Open-Source

There is no definitive answer. Both Zimbra Network Edition & ZCS Open source has advantages & disadvantages but they may even be suited to different parts of the same organization.

Being a cost-effective edition, Zimbra Open Source is the most obvious choice of many organizations. If you are wishing for Open-source Zimbra Mail Server, then contact to NetForChoice today.

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