What's new in GFI FaxMaker™ 2015?
With this latest major upgrade to GFI FaxMaker 2015, we are delivering; heavily improved end user usability, performance and accessibility enhancements - all in one update.
The highlights of this release include:
A new web-based GFI FaxMaker Client component that allows users to securely send faxes from their browser of choice. The new client also supports SMS.
New web based reporting engine that enables administrators to run detailed reports on their FAX usage, allowing them to filter down by users, lines, time, numbers, status and much more. In addition to a new export feature allowing for flexibility in reporting and analysis.
Support for GFI Directory for networks that do not run Active Directory. The GFI Directory also increases the scalability and user import abilities for non-Active Directory environments.
Industry grade archiving, auditing and search capabilities through integration with GFI Archiver (licensed separately). This will help IT Administrators to achieve compliance in highly regulated industries.
Added support for new Dialogic Brooktrout drivers that will enable use of low profile fax cards for smaller physical servers.
Support for Multitech iSMS IP SMS devices
Automates time-consuming manual processes
GFI FaxMaker integrates with your on-premise or cloud-based mail server, enabling users to send and receive faxes and SMS/text messages using their email client. You will save time, resources and lower the risk of confidential faxes being lost or read by unauthorized people. GFI FaxMaker also comes with feature-rich APIs for integration with other applications to support high volume and broadcast faxing.
Archives fax and SMS messages for easy message management and eDiscovery
Your administrators can quickly and easily search for archived faxes using the GFI FaxMaker archive viewer. An optical character recognition (OCR) module is also available to enable fast search and retrieval of fax and SMS messages from your email client or email archiving solutions. Integration with an archiving solution such as GFI Archiver™ will enable your company to back up, search and retrieve fax and SMS messages, maximizing efficiency and faster response times to eDiscovery or internal inquiries.
Assists with compliance with regulations such as HIPAA or Data Protection Act
GFI FaxMaker provides enhanced data security by offering your organization a secure and auditable way to send and receive confidential faxes. Automatic inbound routing sends faxes directly to the recipient’s desktop or device, eliminating the risk of being discarded or read by an unintended recipient.
Fax Server Virtualization
Using GFI FaxMaker in a virtual environment, customers quickly benefit of drastically lower faxing TCO, helps with business continuity, enables you to consolidate hardware, reduces IT management and expenditure overheads and minimizes power consumption.
Hybrid faxing means you can use GFI FaxMaker with select online fax services, giving you all the enterprise functionality of an on-premise fax server combined with the technical simplicity of cloud-based fax services: no phone lines, modems, fax boards or PABX integration needed. You simply need GFI FaxMaker, an account with a supported service and an Internet connection.
Fax over IP (FoIP)
You can easily send faxes over your IP infrastructure. GFI FaxMaker integrates with your existing IP-enabled PBX or T.38 capable VoIP service provider to offer FoIP without any additional hardware requirements. GFI FaxMaker’s FoIP may also be used to implement least cost routing (LCR); resulting in a cost-effective reduction in international calls dialed (calls are translated into a local call rate).
"GFI FaxMaker appealed to us as an out-of-the box solution that required minimal set - up and zero administration thereafter, but provides significant benefits."
Jay Bregman, eCourier
View this webinar to discover how GFI FaxMaker can make sending and receiving faxes an efficient, simple and cost-effective process that allows you to send and receive faxes directly from your email client, without ever leaving your chair!
Despite almost all business being conducted over email, fax still has a place in the modern organization. With email, senders’ identities cannot be verified, traffic can be intercepted or sniffed, and an email signature isn’t necessarily legally binding. With a fax, a signature is as legal as if you were standing right in front of the person. With fax over IP (FoIP), you can fax without the drawbacks of old, making faxing even more useful today than it was 20 years ago.
As technology continues to advance, healthcare professionals are making significant strides in medicine, and expanding the scope of studies related to human health and lifecol-md-. Yet, among physicians and administrators – the fax machine – a decades-old dinosaur, remains a primary means of communication.
Critical reasons you need to communicate with patients via text messaging
Once considered a luxury, the mobile phone is now a necessity for daily, hourly and minute-by-minute communication. This is particularly true for healthcare professionals. Many of them, like the patients they treat, keep on-the-go schedules that place the landline phone somewhere between inconvenient and obsolete.
Virtualizing a fax server has many benefits for companies and IT staff. GFI FaxMaker capitalizes on this capability to allow an all-virtual fax solution for both sending and receiving on a virtual and IP-based network structure. Along with this, GFI FaxMaker also allows for several methods of sending and receiving faxes to and from end-users. End-users can send faxes directly from a mail client such as Outlook just like they would send an email. Understanding how faxing in a virtual environment actually works is extremely important when considering your deployment strategy, how best to implement it and the components required.
Many organizations looking at fax servers consider a hardware appliance to be the easiest way to go. Without research and investigation, this seems to be a good conclusion but when you weigh the pros and cons this is not the case. A virtualized fax server may be a much better choice.
GFI FaxMaker™ - System requirements
- Processor - 2GHz or better processor
- Memory - 1 GB RAM (dedicated to GFI FaxMaker)
- Physical storage - 500 MB required for GFI FaxMaker installation only
- A medium that enables sending and receiving of faxes: A supported professional fax board or fax modem class 2, 2.0 or 2.1, SR140 or XCAPI for FoIP, or a subscription to a supported online fax service.
Supported operating systems (32 or 64 bit):
- Windows Server® 2012 Standard
- Windows Server® 2008 R2 Standard & Enterprise
- Windows Server® 2008 Standard & Enterprise
- Windows Server® 2003 Standard & Enterprise
- Windows® SBS 2011
- Windows® SBS 2008 Standard
- Windows® SBS 2003
- Windows® XP Professional
Supported mail servers:
Install GFI FaxMaker in an environment with any of the mail servers listed below.
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft Exchange cluster environments
- Hosted mail Servers
- Lotus Notes/Domino
- Other SMTP/POP3 compliant servers
Other required components:
- IIS SMTP service - Required when installing on a separate machine other than the mail server.
- Hub Transport role - Required for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010.
- Internet Explorer 6 or later - Required for HTML cover pages.
NOTE: GFI FaxMaker includes a built in conversion engine for PDF, HTML, PNG, GIF, JPG, RTF, TXT documents. To convert other document types, such as Microsoft Office files, refer to https://kb.gfi.com/articles/SkyNet_Article/What-files-can-GFI-FaxMaker-Convert.
GFI FaxMaker client:
- Microsoft Windows 8
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Microsoft Windows 2003
- Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP3 or later)