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  • Open-Xchange releases OX Abuse Shield v2.6.0

    Open-Xchange releases OX Abuse Shield v2.6.0

    Open-Xchange is pleased to announce the release of OX Abuse Shield v2.6.0.

    OX Abuse Shield provides abuse-prevention for Web Applications (including Webmail), POP, and IMAP. It is integrated with both OX App Suite and OX Dovecot Pro to prevent login and authentication abuse as well as protecting against brute-force attacks.

    The goal of OX Abuse Shield is to detect brute forcing of passwords across many servers, services and instances, as well as enforce policy for authentication and authorization. In order to support the real world, brute force detection policy can be tailored to deal with "bulk, but legitimate" users of your service, as well as botnet-wide slow-scans of passwords.

    The new OX Abuse Shield v2.6.0 provides the following main improvements:
    • REST API supports TLS/HTTPS natively
    • Multiple REST API listeners can be configured
    • Outbound HTTPS connection TLS behavior is configurable
    What’s New in General and Feature Overview

    Open-Xchange provides more detailed overviews and Feature Overview documents relating to new product releases. These can be found at

    General Information – Please Note
    • With OX Abuse Shield v2.6.0, the mandatory wforce package has been moved to an own software repository at The new repository is available for all customers with a valid Open-Xchange license. Please read more: OX Abuse Shield customers that have difficulty accessing the new repository should contact their Open-Xchange representative.
    • Open-Xchange encourages administrators to regularly update to the latest available release. To ensure a stable and up to date environment please note the different versions supported. An overview of the latest supported Major, Minor and Public Patch Releases can be found in the OXpedia at:
    Shipped packages and versions
    • OX Abuse Shield v2.6.0-rev1
    Complete Release NotesDownload and Installation

    For further details about OX Abuse Shield installation and configuration, mandatory and optional packages, policies, please refer to the documentation provided: