November 2017

Newsletter November 2017

GBS Newsletter

New in November

GBS News


New version release for iQ.Suite: Focus on PDF security • GBS awarded ISG Security Leader status >>

Bulpros News

Bulpros News

7 new offerings announced • New Infrastructure Transformation and Cloud offering announced • Partnership with Point Alliance >>

GBS Products


Information about discontinuations by the end of the year >>

Tips and Tricks

Knowledge Base

Automatic distribution of the iQ.Suite license in multi-server environments  >>

GBS News
New iQ.Suite versions with comprehensive protection for PDF files

New iQ.Suite versions with comprehensive protection for PDF files

The new versions of the email management solution iQ.Suite are now available. iQ.Suite 16.2 for Microsoft Exchange/SMTP and Office 365, as well as iQ.Suite 20.2 for IBM Domino/Verse offer numerous innovations, focusing primarily on PDF security. Look forward to the following highlights and further improvements:

New in iQ.Suite PDFCrypt: PDF attachments can now be signed prior to sending and existing signatures can be verified. This is done seamlessly, in interplay with KeyManager, iQ.Suite’s centralized key and certificate management system. Thanks to the new features, subsequent modifications to PDF files are detected and the sender’s identity is verified, improving the handling of digitally signed documents, such as invoices. With PDFCrypt, emails can be converted not only to encrypted PDF files, but existing PDF files may also be encrypted before sending. The mandatory passwords are easy to manage with PDFCrypt. The use of PDF contents can be controlled via document restrictions, preventing printing, copying, inserting of comments or editing of contents.

New in iQ.Suite Watchdog: Viruses, Trojans, web links to phishing sites and JavaScript malcode are detected and can be removed. Subsequently, the clean file is delivered to the recipient. What’s more: The new Avira antivirus 64-bit engine impresses with increased performance in challenging environments and improved support for large file systems.

New in iQ.Suite Connect: The solution enables automatic filing of email attachments in collaboration systems. The new version also supports filing in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online.

The new releases are ready for download.

By the way: iQ.Suite is also available through the Azure Marketplace.


GBS awarded ISG Security Leader status

GBS awarded ISG Security Leader status

Most recently, we were able to demonstrate the reliability and confidentiality of our security solutions. In their recently published study “Provider Lens Germany 2018 – Security Services & Solutions,” ISG analysts rated GBS as one of the leading providers of security solutions.

During the research process, which spanned several months, ISG examined more than 100 relevant security providers. iQ.Suite, which is available for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and IBM Domino Verse received high ratings in the Data Leakage Prevention category. The ISG analysts were not only impressed by the 4-eyes review and recognition of sensitive content in email texts and attachments, but also the analysis of irregular behavior in email correspondence offered by the email management solution “Made in Germany.” For more information, please refer to our press release.

Bulpros News
7 new offerings announced

BULPROS announces its 7 new offerings to support businesses with their Digital Transformation

In October 2017, BULPROS announced its 7 new offerings which are aligned with its strategic vision for growth and successful development for the next years: Industry Digitalization, IT Security, Collaboration, Application Modernization, Infrastructure Transformation, Technology Services and Sales & Customer Services. They meet the market needs, trends and support businesses to transform and embrace innovation.

"For the past few years we were not only expanding and gaining professional expertise but we were closely analyzing the global market needs and trends in order to provide our clients with innovative products and solutions. Our new offerings share one main goal: more >>

 New Infrastructure Transformation and Cloud offering announced

BULPROS is proud to announce its new Infrastructure Transformation offering and extended CLOUD capabilities

BULPROS announced its new offering Infrastructure Transformation which includes cloud and infrastructure solutions to support companies with their Digital Transformation. The company is proud to present its new BULPROS Cloud platform, which is completely designed and built by the company's professional experts. It is a revolutionary cloud platform, based on the best-in-class solutions of leading industry vendors – Microsoft and Cisco, and the technology expertise of the Cloud team.

"Cloud is transforming the business and the IT operations bringing them to the next level. That is why Cloud is a major part of our new Infrastructure Transformation offering which is aimed at helping companies to embrace new opportunities through innovation. During the past years ... more >>

Partnership with Point Alliance

BULPROS partners with Point Alliance to support companies in North America with their Application modernisation

BULPROS announced that it will partner with Point Alliance Inc., a provider of information technology strategies and solutions, to help companies in North America with the challenge of Application Modernisation. Beyond the expertise in Application Modernisation, BULPROS' offerings include Industry Digitalisation, IT Security, Collaboration, Application Modernisation, Infrastructure Transformation, Technology Services and Sales & Customer Services. Point Alliance is an award-winning leader in delivering business solutions to global companies across many industries more >>

GBS Products
Information about discontinuations by the end of the year

Information about discontinuations by the end of the year

We will discontinue technical support for the following solutions by December 31, 2017:

iQ.Suite 18.x for IBM Domino/Verse

iQ.Suite 14.x for Microsoft Exchange/SMTP

iQ.Suite Crypt Pro KeyManager 4.5.x for Windows Linux

Update Manager 3.x for Windows

Avira will discontinue its AV virus scanner for Sun Solaris by the end of the year. For Sun Solaris 9 and 10, customers will continue to receive pattern and engine updates until the end of 2018. Please read about the official Avira product life-cycle

Find more information here.

If you have questions, please contact the GBS Sales Team at:, or your sales partner. We appreciate your understanding.

Knowledge Base

Automatic distribution of an iQ.Suite License in a multi-server environment

Until now, an iQ.Suite License could only be replaced in a multi-serve environment via a master-slave process.

However, in addition to automatically synchronizing configurations, iQ.Suite Version 16 now has the option of automatic transfers for the iQ.Suite License to additional iQ.Suite servers. This provides the particular advantage of no longer having to copy the license to each server. more >>