XC Connect is a robust communication solution that enables users to share Calendar, Contact and Task information across Microsoft Outlook, OS X iCAL and Address Book, Microsoft Entourage and/or Ximian Evolution desktops. XC Connect provides users with the ability to share personal folders as well as the ability to create and share public folders with specific membership. The XC Connect solution consists of two components: the XCN Server and XC Connect client. The XCN Server is hosted on a computer that is accessible by your users and manages users, permissions as well as any shared data. The XC Connect Client, installed on each user's computer, handles the data transfer between Outlook, iCAL and Address Book, Entourage or Evolution and the XCN Server. Security: All data maintained on the XCN Server is encrypted, as is the transmission between the XCN Server and the XC Connect Client. Synchronizing: XC Connect will only sync data that is either new or has been modified. Offline access: All user data is maintained locally on each user's computer as well as on the XCN Server. Shared folders: XC Connect allows you to share your Personal Calendar, Contact, and/or Task folders, plus provides the ability to create and share new folders with specified users.