Open-Xchange Named Finalist for LinuxWorld Expo Best of Show

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In Line for Product Excellence Award for “Best Messaging Solution”

TARRYTOWN, NY, March 30, 2006 – Open-Xchange Inc. announced today that its leading open source collaboration server Open-Xchange has been named a finalist for a LinuxWorld Expo Product Excellence Award in the “Best Messaging Solution” category.

Judged by a group of respected industry experts managed by LinuxWorld Magazine, the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are divided into 13 product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and Open Source community. Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the conference on Wednesday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m.

“What an honor to be recognized by such a distinguished panel of experts,” said Frank Hoberg, CEO, Open-Xchange Inc. “Open-Xchange Inc. is committed to delivering the most feature rich, cost effective open source collaboration platform.”

Appearing at booth #612, Open-Xchange Inc. is the leading provider of open source collaboration software. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server 5, provides the tools to enable Smart Collaboration™ including, email, calendaring, contacts and task management - fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 5 works with ´rich clients´ such as Microsoft Outlook as well as most browsers and mobile devices.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for Open Source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and Open Source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474.

About Open-Xchange Server
Open-Xchange Server is one of the most active and fastest growing open source projects to date. Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange Server now ranks #6 out of 353 groupware projects on freshmeat.net website, #1 in document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and overall #199 out of 39,978 listed projects. The Open-Xchange community website, www.open-xchange.org, is visited by 160,000 unique visitors each month, the GPL version of Open-Xchange Server is downloaded more than 9,000 times each month.

Open-Xchange Server 5 supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or even extend capabilities to mobile devices, fax servers and Samba administration tools.

About Open-Xchange Inc.
Open-Xchange Inc. delivers Smart Collaboration™ by offering reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Open-Xchange Inc. is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit www.open-xchange.com

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