GFI FAXmaker for Exchange


After thoroughly testing GFI FAXmaker for Exchange, my feeling is that GFI Software has again hit the nail on the head when it comes to developing useful, cost-effective applications that will ultimately save companies time, effort, and money. While companies with very low faxing requirements aren’t likely to be in the market for a fax server, any organization that uses faxing to communicate important information with its customers and suppliers stands to save significant money through the implementation of a product like FAXmaker for Exchange.

While the product requires almost no administration once the original implementation is complete and routing rules are defined, I do have one piece of constructive criticism about the product. Although the need for fax viewing software and the installation of the fax printer necessitates that the client component be installed, my preference would be for companies like GFI Software to take advantages of the Group Policy features of Windows 2000 Active Directory and provide pre-built MSI files for the distribution of client software rather than standard EXE files.

On the whole, GFI FAXmaker for Exchange is an exceptional product, especially considering the fact that a 25-user license costs only $750. At a cost of only $30 per user, this is one product that will definitely pay itself back many times over in terms of increased productivity alone.

If you’re in the market for a fax server, GFI FAXmaker for Exchange is definitely worth pitting against any and all competing products. Dollar for dollar, GFI FAXmaker for Exchange can’t be beat.

Author: Dan DiNicolo

Dan DiNicolo is a freelance author, consultant, trainer, and the managing editor of He is the author of the CCNA Study Guide found on this site, as well as many books including the PC Magazine titles Windows XP Security Solutions and Windows Vista Security Solutions. Click here to contact Dan.