Independent Research Firm Recognizes Zimbra as a Leader in Enterprise Social Platforms

By | June 5, 2014
Zimbra was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its Q2 2014, Forrester Wave™ evaluation, Enterprise Social Platforms. In this evaluation, Zimbra was cited as a Leader. This is the second time that Zimbra (formerly Telligent) has been named a Leader by Forrester for its social suite. “The offering was a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011, under the name Telligent and was rebranded following the acquisition of Zimbra.” The Q2 2014 report evaluated enterprise social platform providers against 65 criteria. In it, Zimbra received the highest possible scores for partners;… Read more »

OSI Licenses for Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition

By | June 4, 2014
Today, we announced that Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition is moving to Open Source Initiative approved licenses. Specifically, we are moving to the GNU Public License version 2 for the server platform and the Common Public Attribution License version 1 for the web application. We're absolutely excited about this change to usher in a new era of innovation within our open source community. You can view the Zimbra Open Source Edition License and FAQ at Making our source code more accessible to a wide range of developers and community users has been our goal all along. We've made source access easier by enabling support for Git clients using Perforce Git Fusion. We've tweaked our contributor agreement to be more developer friendly.… Read more »


“Z’s Baaaaaaaack!!” Zimbra Desktop 7.2.5

By | May 28, 2014
First of all, a little history … When Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.2.7 was released back in early 2012, VMware announced that Zimbra Desktop would EOL in a future release of Zimbra. In July of 2013, Telligent acquired Zimbra from VMware. One of the first things we did was start talking to our customers and we quickly found out about this great email client: Zimbra Desktop. In January of this year, I announced at the Paris Zimbra community meeting that we were re-investing in Zimbra Desktop and that it would continue to be a product offered by Zimbra. OK, so what is Zimbra Desktop?… Read more »

Zimbra’s CEO Selected as Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

By | May 15, 2014
This is my first blog post as Zimbra CMO and I could not be more thrilled about the topic. I am proud to announce that Zimbra’s CEO, Patrick Brandt, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. The most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, this award honors the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership, achievement and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Less than a year ago, Patrick was the CEO of Telligent, a leader in enterprise social software. And in July 2013, Patrick made the bold move to acquire Zimbra from VMware, merging Telligent and Zimbra under a newly created Zimbra, Inc. The combined company powers modern collaboration for the mobile era, connecting people and information with a unified communications software platform that combines traditional and social collaboration. I have personally been involved in many acquisitions over my career, and as far as acquisition complexity and execution goes, this ranks a whopping 11 on a scale of 1 to 10! In a period of only six months, Patrick’s leadership created a newly branded organization, launched six new offices around the world, integrated engineering teams and product roadmaps, on-boarded nearly 1,000 new channel partners, and hired approximately 90 new employees, all while growing both the top and bottom line.… Read more »

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Thrilled to Welcome “OT” to the Executive Team as CMO

By | May 6, 2014
You can certainly read our official press release announcing Olivier Thierry as our new Chief Marketing Officer that was published this morning; however, I want to take a few moments to personally introduce and welcome him to Zimbra. First, Olivier is known simply as “OT” around the office. We are elated to have someone of his caliber and with his breadth of experience join Zimbra, especially at such an exciting time. We are counting on his significant contributions to the strategy and growth of Zimbra in all facets of the business, but primarily through his leadership of product management & marketing, enablement of our global channel, and oversight of demand generation, which includes all facets of our online presence. And what we really appreciate and look forward to exploiting is OT’s relevant experience in the open source community, plus his deep international background. As I stated earlier, OT is coming on board to lead our global marketing activity at a very exciting time here at Zimbra.… Read more »

Important Read – Critical Security Advisory & Patch for OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

By | April 10, 2014
On April 7, the OpenSSL project issued a Security Advisory that detailed a serious vulnerability in the encryption software in use by two-thirds of the Internet. This vulnerability (nicknamed "Heartbleed") could potentially allow attackers to retrieve information from encrypted SSL endpoints, including passwords and other credential information. Learn more about the "Heartbleed" security threat from this link: Zimbra's security team reacted quickly, issuing a patch for the "Heartbleed" threat within a few hours. The "Heartbleed" patch supports a generation of new SSL certificates and other remedies. We strongly recommend application of the "Heartbleed" patch IMMEDIATELY.… Read more »