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JULY 2015
VSI-FAX & Esker on Demand SSL certificates upgrade - Action required before October 2015

To ensure service continuity of your VSI-FAX solution delegating faxes to Esker on Demand after Esker upgraded SSL certificates on its on Demand platform, you must install a patch before October 2015. Please read below for more information.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are small data files that contain cryptographic details allowing secure connections between a browser and a web server. In order to improve the security on its Esker on Demand platform, Esker will deploy SHA-2 (256 bits) SSL certificates in September 2015.

Your VSI-FAX solution does not currently handle SHA-2 algorithm, so you will need to install the following patch in order to support both SHA-1 (current SSL certificates in use) and SHA-2 SSL certificates. This will enable you to continue delegating faxes to the Esker on Demand platform.

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Generic installation procedure (consult readme.txt for exact procedure):

  • Stop the VSI-FAX server service
  • Backup (into a separate directory) the following existing files:
    • $VSIFAX\lib\certauth.lst
    • $VSIFAX\lib\cfg-new\certauth.lst
    • $VSIFAX\lib\cfg-old\certauth.lst
    • $VSIFAX\lib\fims\fodcpgm
  • Replace them with the ones provided in this patch
    The four replacement files need the same Group & Owner and also the same access rights (Read = R / Write = RW / Execute = X) as the files they replace.
  • Restart the VSI-FAX server service

The patch is compatible with VSI-FAX versions 6.0, 6.1 and 6.2.

Failure to apply this patch by October 2015 will result in service disruption and you will no longer be able to delegate faxes from your VSI-FAX solution to the Esker on Demand platform.

Esker announces the availability of a new version of its VSI-FAX server solution - Esker VSI-Fax 6.2.

Featuring the new Fax on Demand Connector and extended support for operating systems and fax boards, the Esker VSI-FAX 6.2 multi-platform solution is now faster and more reliable than ever!

Benefits of Esker VSI-FAX 6.2:

  • Automatic and secure document routing on the server and/or desktop
  • Supported in virtual environments with "limitless" throughput
  • Seamless integration with third-party applications - ideal for OEMs

Key feature enhancements include:

  • New Operating System support
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • New fax boards and modems support
  • Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010 documents support/conversion
  • New Fax on Demand Connector
  • Improved Document Manager performances and usability

Esker announces the availability of a new version of its global fax server solution - Esker Fax Server 6.0.

The Esker Fax Server 6.0 includes the new Esker Cloud Fax Services Connector, a convenient and cost-effective solution for business continuity. The Esker Cloud Fax Services Connector dramatically reduces fax-related costs while delivering an ideal disaster recovery solution that is scalable to users' needs.

Adding the Esker Cloud Fax Services Connector to Esker Fax provides outsourced fax delivery services through Esker, creating a secure backup for peak traffic handling. Thanks to the new connector, faxes are sent instantly from desktop applications and received in email inboxes; and, statuses are sent within existing business applications, confirming the faxes' arrival.

The Esker Cloud Fax Services Connector is easily and quickly configurable with no custom programming required, no disruption to business processes and no changes to existing file formats - making it easy to implement and use while seamlessly integrating into existing desktop and enterprise applications.

New Esker Fax Server 6.0 features include:

  • New Esker Cloud Fax Services Connector
  • Improved Document Manager performances and usability
  • Support for new Windows Operating Systems
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    - Windows 7 (clients' installation)
    - Office 2007 and 2010 documents
  • Virtual environment support
    - ESXi 5.0
    - MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Email systems integration
    - MS Exchange 2010 SP2
    - MS Outlook 2010 SP1 32 bits
    - Lotus / Domino v8.5.3 support

With a direct path to Esker DeliveryWare, the leading document automation and information exchange solution, Esker Fax easily expands to document delivery capabilities for web, email, archive, mail services, wireless message, print and XML.

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