Liferay Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

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Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

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We consider our positioning in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner confirmation of our mission to enable customers to bring their people, applications, and information together to improve business performance.

Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class open source portal, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals.

Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company, placed Liferay in the Leaders quadrant based on completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision. Liferay was one of five portal providers included in the Leaders quadrant. Download the full report here or follow the link from http://www.liferay.com/about-us/awards.

“The Leaders in this Magic Quadrant have a full range of capabilities to support a variety of portal deployment scenarios, and have demonstrated consistent product delivery in meeting customer needs for a substantial period of time,” wrote Gartner analyst Jim Murphy in the Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals report. “Leaders have delivered significant product innovation over the course of their pursuit of portal customers, and have been successful in selling to new customers across industries.”

“We consider our positioning in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner confirmation of our mission to enable customers to bring their people, applications, and information together to improve business performance,” said Bryan Cheung, CEO of Liferay. “Liferay’s commitment to meeting its clients’ needs through a dynamic commercial open source business model has helped the company establish itself as a significant player in the enterprise portal market. With the latest version of our flagship product, Liferay Portal 6.1, we further enhance our market position.”

Liferay Portal 6.1, introduced in the fall of 2011, builds on the platform’s strengths with new collaboration, web content management and significant document management upgrades, plus an improved human interface design for publishing and site management. New non-developer features give power users tools to build web forms and web-based processes.

Liferay Portal 6.1 CE and EE GA will be available to the public in Q4 2011. Liferay community members can receive the latest build by contacting Liferay’s Community Manager at james(dot)falkner(at)liferay(dot)com.

About the Magic Quadrant:
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Liferay:
Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, counting as clients Fortune 500 companies worldwide, including Allianz, Barclay’s, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Société Générale, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers. Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

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