updated 12:55 am EST, Tue November 27, 2007
Group Logic recently unveiled an update to its Windows-based AFP server, ExtremeZ-IP 5.1.1, bringing compatibility with Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. ExtremeZ-IP is scalable software that brings Apple Filesharing Protocol to Windows networks, which the company certifies will work with all versions of Mac OS X. The software allows network administrators to get rid of antiquated AppleTalk support for file and print sharing, replacing it with the less-chatty AFP service. Group Logic advertises that the product is simple to install and maintain, since the system doesn't require a client version to be resident on each machine connected to the network. ExtremeZ-IP is priced according to how many Mac clients are requiring network access, starting at $700 for a 10-user license.