July 2018

Newsletter July 2018

GBS Newsletter

New in July

GBS News


Be aware: Sandworm hacks companies • iQ.Suite: New versions released • New Offering! AppDesigner as a Service – soon live as BETA version >>



BULPROS on Successful Business Mission to Singapore and Thailand • BULPROS wins the “Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year” award >>

GBS Products


Relax on vacation - rely on professional absence management • Update of license in iQ.Suite • Discontinuations >>

GBS Events


GBS at Europe’s largest IT security expo it-sa • GBS is Sponsor of Europe’s largest SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference >>

Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

Email encryption meets GDPR: No problem with iQ.Suite PDFCrypt >>

GBS News
Sandworm macro virus

Be aware: Sandworm hacks media and chemical weapons companies

Macro viruses and ransomware are still on the rise. According to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution well-known German media companies (For example ZDF and WDR, two public-broadcasting institutions) and an European organization in the field of chemical weapons research have become victims of hacker attacks. The attack by the Russian hacker group Sandworm probably took place in August 2017.

When opening seemingly innocent Word documents attached to email, the recipient was advised to allow the execution of so-called macros. If followed, the attackers could spy on sensitive data and manipulate IT systems.

Learn in our info brochure how you can protect yourself from the latest threats, from macro viruses and ransomware with the help of iQ.Suite. more >>

iQ.Suite - Whats' new

iQ.Suite: New versions released

GBS has released the latest version of its email management solution iQ.Suite, iQ.Suite 21.0 for IBM Notes/Domino and iQ.Suite 17.0 for Microsoft Exchange/SMTP and Office 365 are now available and offer alongside with a new absence management for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 also numerous improvements in the areas of email security and data protection. more >>

The new releases are ready for download.

AppDesigner as a Service

New offering! AppDesigner as a Service – soon live as BETA version

The final development phase for our new offering “AppDesigner as a Service” is currently in progress. With its help, prospective customers will be able to add the GBS AppDesigner to their existing SharePoint site via the Microsoft AppSource Market and then use it.

“AppDesigner as a Service” is a cloud offering from GBS that allows using workflow management tools without the need of adding hardware to your IT infrastructure.

The BETA version of “AppDesigner as a Service” is planned to be released in August. It will then be available for download from the Microsoft AppSource Market and you will be able to test all its features.

Learn more about GBS AppDesigner. more >>

Business Mission to Singapore and Thailand

BULPROS on Successful Business Mission to Singapore and Thailand

For the second consecutive year BULPROS is part of the Information & Communication Technologies Business Mission to Singapore and Thailand, which is funded by the European Commission and organized by the EU Gateway/Business Avenues. By participating in this event, BULPROS makes another step towards achieving its strategic goal of becoming a recognized leader in digital transformation on a global scale. more >>

Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year

Financial Times again nominates BULPROS as one of the fastest growing companies

On 8th of June 2018 BULPROS was honored with the award "Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year" at the "Innovation, Technology & Sourcing Awards" conference 2018. The Bulgarian Outsourcing Association and the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies gave this award, because BULPROS was recognized as the best outsourcing service provider for its ability to deliver business value to its clients, implementing industry best practices and contributing to the sustainable growth of the sector in the country. more >>

GBS Products
iQ.Suite Clerk 17

Relax on vacation - rely on professional absence management

The new version of iQ.Suite Clerk for Microsoft Exchange/SMTP and Office 365 was released in June.

With the new iQ.Suite Clerk 17.0 release you can:

ensure that time-critical emails are also processed during absences

realize an uniform appearance of the absence notifications

manage out-of-office notifications even during unplanned absences

manage out-of-office notifications outside of the office

increase the flexibility of handling out-of-office notifications

administrate absence management centrally and adjust it to your own company

The new releases are ready for download.

iQ.Suite Clerk impresses with a multitude of functions and features leaving no wishes unfulfilled in terms of absence management and also adding significant value to your business.

Find out more in our new flyer. more>>

Update Avira SAVAPI license and Kaspersky

Update of Avira SAVAPI license and Kaspersky KAV / KAS license in iQ.Suite

On our support page you can download current licenses of the integrated components of Avira and Kaspersky and replace them in older iQ.Suite versions.

In the current release versions as of iQ.Suite 17.0 for Exchange/SMTP/O365 and iQ.Suite Domino 21.0 and 20.3.3, these license files are already included (expiration date in 2020).


Discontinuations with iQ.Suite Domino 21.0 and Avira SAVAPI 3 versions

Please note: As announced in the May newsletter, IBM will no longer have Solaris support after 30/09/2018. As of iQ.Suite 21.0 for Domino, the Sun Solaris version has been discontinued, as well as the support for Domino 8 versions.

From iQ.Suite Version 21.0 for Domino, the following iQ.Suite setup packages will be available:

  • iQ.Suite – Windows – Domino 9 64-Bit
  • iQ.Suite – Windows – Domino 9 32-Bit
  • iQ.Suite – Linux – Domino 9 64-Bit
  • iQ.Suite – AIX – Domino 9 64-Bit

Support for current iQ.Suite versions remains unaffected.

Avira has discontinued the SAVAPI 3 versions as of 31.12.2017.
From iQ.Suite Version 21.0 for IBM Domino/Verse and 17.0 for Microsoft Exchange/SMTP/ O365, only the SAVAPI 4 versions will be delivered. Avira customers will receive pattern and engine updates until the end of 2018.

More information can be found here.

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

Expo it-sa 2018

IT-Security Messe it-sa

Nuremberg, 9. - 11. October 2018

In the context of the GDPR, which came into force in May, from 9th to 11th October in Nuremberg will be one of the most important IT security trade fairs in the world, it-sa. The Е-mail experts from GBS will be at booth #629 in Hall 10.1 and will present the latest developments in E-mail security and E-mail absence management for IBM Domino.
more >>

ESPC 2018

European SharePoint Conference

Copenhagen, 26. - 29. November 2018

The seventh edition of Europe’s leading SharePoint Conference (ESPC) will take place from 26th to 29th November 2018 in Copenhagen. ESPC is the largest SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure event in Europe for 2018, which gathers together not only developers, but also IT Professionals, business decision makers and end users. Over 2000 participants from more than 50 countries are expected to arrive in Copenhagen. more >>

GBS Knowledge Base

Email encryption meets GDPR: No problem with iQ.Suite PDFCrypt

Email encryption is gaining more and more in importance with regard to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With iQ.Suite PDFCrypt, emails can be securely transmitted in password-protected PDFs. Soon the password of the encrypted PDF can be transmitted via an SMS gateway to the recipient, which is provided by the customer in advance. more >>