Acquisition expands Zimbra’s collaboration suite, offering cloud storage and file-sync-and-share capabilities to service providers, governments and companies worldwide
(DALLAS) July 15, 2014 – Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, today announced its acquisition of Mezeo, a software company that provides secure file sharing and cloud storage capabilities for service providers, governments and companies worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With Mezeo’s strong technology portfolio, which includes patents that cover aspects of storage efficiency and file security, Zimbra will expand its unified collaboration suite with file sync and share, reflecting its commitment to secure and private collaboration.
“Secure file sync and share is critical for today’s users, and it’s one of the capabilities Zimbra customers request most often,” said Patrick Brandt, CEO of Zimbra. “With the acquisition of Mezeo, we are expanding our product offering to now include user-friendly file sync and share, while also enabling complete control over data, which provides tremendous value to our customers and partners worldwide."
According to Forrester, “With consumerization driving employees to bring personal smartphones and tablets to work, employees’ need to synchronize files grew from a whisper to a scream over the past few years. Twenty-one percent of global information workers use file sync solutions. The scream will grow louder as the number of tablets will triple to 905 million by 2017 to join the billions of computers and smartphones used for work.”1
MezeoFile, a file-sync-and-share application, and MezeoCloud, an on-premise cloud storage platform, enable IT professionals to meet security and compliance requirements while offering end users an intuitive user experience that is comparable to easy-to-use consumer file sharing technology. For service providers, Mezeo’s white label offering allows for integration into existing services to simplify delivery and speed time-to-market. Mezeo’s employees, who have vast experience in developing software and managing relationships with services providers, will join the Zimbra team.
John Eastman, CTO of Mezeo, said, “Today’s service providers demand capabilities that are secure and private, but which also integrate into existing systems, applications and processes. That’s why we built our solutions to fight loss of control and business data leaks. Our features and benefits complement Zimbra’s approach to security and privacy, and together we will enable Zimbra’s customers and partners to launch new file-sync-and-share functionality quickly and securely.”
Under the Zimbra brand, Mezeo software will continue to be made available on premise and in the cloud through the company’s global network of service providers.
(1) Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013” by Ted Schadler and Rob Koplowitz, July 10, 2013.
Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social networks and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere, through nearly every computer, tablet and mobile device.
Zimbra’s software is trusted globally by service providers, governments and companies, with over 200,000 accessing Zimbra in the cloud managed by our worldwide network of service providers. With customers including NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Rackspace, Red Hat, Mozilla, H&R Block and Vodafone, a vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is the third-largest collaboration provider in the world. Zimbra is privately held with corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas and offices in San Mateo, California; London; Tokyo; Singapore and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Mezeo provides software solutions to rapidly deliver storage-oriented cloud services and applications, locally and globally. Mezeo’s products include MezeoCloud, a deployable software platform that transforms your choice of storage into application-ready cloud storage services, and MezeoFile, a turnkey, brandable solution for secure file sharing, synchronization, and collaboration on any device. Mezeo helps service providers launch white-label services for the unstructured data market, including Software-as-a-Service for enterprise sync-n-share and Storage-as-a-Service for applications requiring CDMI or S3 compatible interfaces. Time-to-market is faster with a provider-scale services architecture for seamless system integration, no external SLA dependencies, and tiered multi-tenancy support for resellers. For more information, visit www.mezeo.com.
Suzanne Casey, Metis Communicationszimbra@metiscomm.com+ 617-236-0500
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