Zimbra Named a Leader in Enterprise Social Platforms by Independent Research Firm

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Zimbra’s social suite receives highest possible score in partners, access control and user-delegated security categories.

Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, today announced that it has been recognized by Forrester Research, Inc. as a leader in its “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014” report. The report evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top enterprise social platform vendors.

“Zimbra shines for organizations that are looking for a radically new and potentially powerful user experience,” according to the report.

Zimbra was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in the report that evaluated enterprise social platform providers against 65 evaluation criteria. In this evaluation, Zimbra received the highest possible scores for partners; event logs, monitoring, and reporting; end-user language support UI(s), and user-delegated security.

The report highlights the importance of enterprise social platform vendors’ strategies for providing long-term differentiation. It cites Zimbra’s focus on delivering a new, integrated user experience that combines traditional methods of collaboration, such as email and task management, with social capabilities.

“With this strategy, Zimbra will look to break down barriers between knowledge worker technologies and create a new and more compelling experience that accesses functionality as integrated services to work in the context of each other,” Forrester said in the report.

"Our goal is to empower people to use whatever style of collaboration works best for them," said Zimbra chief technology officer Rob Howard. “Plus, we want to make it easy for organizations to say ‘yes’ to using social tools within the enterprise by integrating them as part of one, unified solution," continued Howard. “It is an honor to be recognized as a leader by Forrester."

Zimbra released an enhanced version of its social suite, Zimbra Community 8.0, in March. The newest offering provides customers with enhancements including contextual search that is powered by analytics, a new mobile interface, pre-built templates for fast and easy deployments, and more.

Zimbra Community 8.0 is available now. To download the free edition of Zimbra Community or try a 60-day trial of Zimbra Community, go to Zimbra.com today.

Visit Zimbra’s website to download a complimentary copy of the "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014" report.

(1) The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014, Forrester Research, Inc., June 5, 2014.

About Zimbra

Zimbra powers collaboration for the way you work. Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social communities 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 by more than 5,000 companies and government customers, as well as by service providers who manage Zimbra in the cloud for more than 200,000 businesses. With customers including NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Investec, 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.

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