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SecureContainer – DME Product end of life notification

DME end of life

At the InfoSecurity London 2019 in June, Soliton Systems launched its latest secure container solution for mobile devices, Soliton MailZen. MailZen is similar to our current secure container solution SecureContainer – DME, yet with better features and functionality, and equipped with the latest technology and architecture.

This letter provides notification that Soliton has begun the End-of-Life (EOL) process for SecureContainer – DME.
DME EOL date: 31-12-2020
Successor Product: Soliton MailZen

We are pleased to announce MailZen as the successor product that provides a better performance than SecureContainer - DME. Soliton MailZen does not require MDM and its improved architecture also enables new functionality to be easily added, based on ever-changing market demands. MailZen can also be easily used in a hosted environment. This allows you, as a partner, the possibility to offer MailZen as a service to your customer.

As with SecureContainer – DME, we will still offer MailZen as an on-premise solution.

DME Support for O365

DME will support O365 until 13 October 2020. DME will not work with O365 after this date since O365 will stop the support for basic authentication on EWS which is the protocol used by DME.

Note that the support for basic authentication on EWS for on-premises Exchange is not affected.

More information on Soliton Systems website and in the PDF document.

Posted on: Mon, 2020-03-02 09:34
DME 4.5 Partner event

Partner events held on January 13th and 14th 2016 on DME 4.5, covering these topics:

  • DME 4.5 highlights
  • New SSL proxy server in front of the DME server
  • Web interface, new Settings and features
  • Demonstration: Upgrading DME to 4.5 on Windows
  • Questions
  • Extra demonstration: installing Nginx on Linux
Please note that the video files are 500+ MB! For best results, please download video instead of playing in browser.
Posted on: Fri, 2016-01-22 10:44
DME and iOS 8

As we are sure you are aware, Apple has recently announced the advent of two new devices: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, running on iOS 8.

We have tested the available version of iOS 8 using our latest DME client, and we have not found any problems, and we do not expect that any of our customers will experience problems.

We naturally haven't tested on the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, as they are not yet available. However, Apple say that existing apps will scale correctly to the new screen sizes.

Posted on: Tue, 2014-09-16 13:19
The Heartbleed bug

The discovery of a security vulnerability in some versions of the OpenSSL library is causing quite a stir.

We have completed our investigation of the effect of the vulnerability, which is named Heartbleed and is described here, on our systems. We have found that none of the web servers and web services provided in the DME and G/On products are affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability.

However, https connections routed through the AppBox server require attention. We have written a Service Bulletin accounting for this. The Service Bulletin is also posted on the Documentation page.

To sign up for the Service Bulletin, log in to this site, and go to your User page. Complete the form in the DME Service Bulletin box to the left, and click Subscribe.

Posted on: Wed, 2014-04-09 15:17
Windows Phone: Welcome!

Introducing a new client platform is not something that happens every day.

We are pleased to welcome Windows Phone 8 as a member of the DME client family.

The client can be found at Windows Store, and the user guide can be found here.

Posted on: Wed, 2014-03-12 09:53
New version of DME Server Reference

Version 1.1 or the DME Server Reference has just been published. More information about setting up WebDAV for use with the AppBox File Browser has been included, and information about how to add the File Browser log to the Log tab in DME.

View it online or as PDF.

Posted on: Fri, 2013-11-01 14:39
Important information about DME and the release of iOS 7

With the release of iOS7, Apple has removed the ability to programmatically get the MAC address, arguably to remove the ability for internet marketing companies to track the device. The removal of this unique device identifier has critical side effects for DME.

These effects, and the resolution of the effects, are described on this page. If you are running any version of DME from 3.6SP2 and up, and any of your users have an iDevice, it is vital that you read this information.

Posted on: Fri, 2013-08-23 09:27
AppBox user guide

The AppBox User Guide is now included in the Client User Guide for iOS and Android.

It contains a description of DME AppBox - the Secure Browser and the DME File Browser.

Get it here for Android or here for iOS.

Posted on: Wed, 2013-05-29 11:30
Migration document improved, in online format

The Upgrading and migrating document, which describes the upgrade and migration of DME from version 3.x to 4.1, has been updated considerably. It is now easier to find your specific setup and then work from there. 

Furthermore, the document now exists in online (searchable HTML) format as well.

See Upgrading and migrating - remember to try out the online version too.

Posted on: Mon, 2013-04-15 16:02
The recent Apple iOS 6.1 upgrade

On the night of January 29th CET, Apple released iOS version 6.1. This release has some implications for users of the DME client for iOS.

Registered DME Resource Center users should read Service Bulletin 3 from 2013.

Posted on: Tue, 2013-01-29 10:01
Upgrading from DME 3.5?

If you are upgrading your DME 3.5 to DME 4.0, you need to be aware of the following.

If you use Apple MDM, you must install the latest DME 3.5 Service Pack - SP11 - before proceeding with the upgrade. The upgrade process is described in the upgrade document.

Service Pack 11 does not come with an installer; installing SP11 is simply a question of replacing the dme-sync.ear file.

This information has previously been published in the release notes for DME 4.0SP3/SP4.

Posted on: Wed, 2013-01-09 11:34
DME 4.0.4 for Android released

Excitor has released the 4.0.4 version of DME for Android.

The new release contains a number of error corrections and enhancements.

Furthermore, the client is prepared for an upcoming release of the DME Server, which will include support for Google Cloud Messaging, document editing, and document creation.

You can download the new client from Google Play or from the client download page.

Posted on: Thu, 2012-11-22 12:55
RHEL 6 64-bit supported

DME now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 64-bit edition.

Please note that when using RHEL6, a standard installation of MySQL version 5 is required prior to installing DME. Using the standard MySQL database rather than the one we used to install with DME is the first step in allowing the installation of AppBox on the same server.

Please follow RHEL or MySQL documentation on how to install MySQL.

Posted on: Tue, 2012-10-02 15:54
New DME server releases

Excitor has released new servers: 4.0 SP2 and 3.6 SP4.

Both releases address the same two problems: Symbian and Windows Mobile client settings eventually all become Device settings, and a database maintenance script which was not working correctly.

For more information, see the release notes (if you are a registered site user).

Before upgrading from DME 3.5, make sure you read the Migration document.


Posted on: Tue, 2012-10-02 15:52
New releases of DME

On August 17th, we released two new versions of the DME Server: 4.0 and 3.6 SP3.

With 4.0, we picked the first fruits of our integration with Giritech: DME now supports a secure launchpad for corporate apps, called DME AppBox. DME interacts with a G/On server to provision HTML5 apps to the devices. The apps run within the secure container of DME, and no data is leaked outside the container. AppBox is already available in the DME iOS version, and will be added to Android shortly.

For more information, see the Excitor website.

Posted on: Mon, 2012-08-20 11:35
New clients for Android and Apple iOS


An error was found in version 4.0.0 and 4.0.1 of the DME client for Android: Folder synchronization did not work when synchronizing against a version 3.5 server.

Folder sync. now works correctly with all supported servers.

Version 4.0.2 will be released on Google Play and on this site on Tuesday morning, July 31st.

Apple iOS

In about one week from now, the DME client 4.0.1 will be released on the Apple App Store.

The main reason for this release is to fix an issue where the client could crash when an e-mail was deleted (on iPads only).

Apart from this, a new feature has been added: You can now use DME to e-mail attachments from 3rd party apps instead of having to use the built-in (usually personal) mail account - if attachment uploads are allowed by the DME server settings.

Posted on: Thu, 2012-08-02 14:48
DME Server 3.6 SP2 Released

The DME Server 3.6 SP2 is here!

Before upgrading, make sure you read the Migration document.

Posted on: Wed, 2012-05-30 17:09
Welcome to the Soliton Systems DME Resource Center

This site is your one-stop access to all things technical concerning DME by Soliton Systems:

  • Support information
  • Documentation download
  • Client and server download
  • Sales and marketing information

Log in to begin using the site. When you have created a user for yourself, you will immediately get access to parts of the site. And Solition Systems will grant you additional access based on your role in the DME community. Try it!

DME Support:

The DME Support system is moved to our new support system: Soliton Help Desk
Please request a new account if needed.

Posted on: Thu, 2012-03-22 16:23