AXIGEN, the professional messaging solution vendor, announces today it now powers the largest portal in the Middle East. Maktoob.com has chosen the AXIGEN Mail Server to manage the email accounts of over 4 million registered users.
Based in Amman, Jordan, Maktoob.com is the world’s first and largest Arabic/English web-based email service and currently offers extensive services and products for the Arab Internet users. The portal chose the AXIGEN Mail Server to manage its ever growing email accounts databases after comparing it against CommuniGate Pro and the originally employed solution, comprising Mirapoint and SurgeMail servers.
“We felt CommuniGate Pro was equal to AXIGEN in terms of performance and scalability, but its cost of ownership was much higher. As a result, we selected AXIGEN and purchased it on an unlimited license basis. AXIGEN is very stable and fast. Moreover, its licensing options perfectly meet our requirements as provider of free email services with web-based access for more than 4 million users”, said Hussam Khoury, co-founder and President of Maktoob.com.
“We are really pleased to be part of such a valuable business relationship and that our product has once again proven it can successfully meet the challenges of a high standards and extremely demanding company, such as Maktoob. We are convinced this will be a test of a long series our messaging solution passes with outstanding,” said Oana Bornaz, AXIGEN CEO.
Now at version 5.0, the AXIGEN Mail Server runs on several Linux and BSD distributions, on Solaris, on PowerPC and on SPARC architectures and signed technology partnerships with Sun Microsystems, RedHat, IBM and Avira. AXIGEN has recently won the ServerWatch 2007 Product Excellence Award for the Communications Server category, after having competed with four other messaging solutions – Zimbra, CommuniGate, Merak and Lotus.
A dynamic and talented team of professionals with 15 years of experience in technology research and software security, embarked in 2003 on a new and challenging project, under the brand name AXIGEN.
AXIGEN Mail Server (axigen.com) is a fast, reliable and secure internet messaging solution, offering the power and sturdiness of a carrier class mail server, featuring special offers for entities operating in educational and governmental sectors. The first commercial version of AXIGEN for all major Linux distributions was unveiled at LinuxWorld Expo, in London, in September 2005. Two years after the official launch, AXIGEN has already concluded business agreements with 100 domestic and international partners from over 60 countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands and Romania and manages e-mail traffic for approximately 5 million mailboxes worldwide.
AXIGEN smoothly integrates SMTP/POP/IMAP and WebMail, offering unique configurability and security that allow system administrators to have full control of the email traffic. Our mission is to help AXIGEN users and partners worldwide to build trust in our products, as well as in our business relationships.
The Maktoob.com portal was founded in 1998 by Hussam Khoury and Samih Toukan and is now part of the Maktoob Group. Based in Amman, Jordan, the Maktoob Group has about 150 employees and branches in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt.
Only a few years after its launch, Maktoob has grown to become a full-service web portal, offering world-class communications and information tools that empower the Arab Internet user. More than just the best and most popular Arabic/English email service in the world, Maktoob.com offers everything from chat to discussion forums, from e-cards to mobile downloads, from news to the latest jokes and everything in between.