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Linux Magazine Selects Zimbra as One of the Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2007


Friday, February 2, 2007; 03:03 AM

Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, today announced that it has been named one of the top 20 Companies to Watch in 2007 by Linux Magazine. The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch in 2007 list features vendors that are best positioned to spur Linux and Open Source adoption while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

"We are thrilled that Linux Magazine has recognized Zimbra as one of the top companies to watch in 2007," said Satish Dharmaraj, co-founder and CEO of Zimbra. "With the support of our community, Zimbra will continue to drive further innovation in the messaging and collaboration market."

This comes on the heels of Zimbra's announcement Monday that it has added more than two million paid mailboxes in the last quarter alone. The company now has more than six million paid mailboxes globally, serving 1,300 customers through onsite deployments and its hosted partner program. Additionally, Zimbra announced the launch of Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) 4.5 which features an improved Ajax Administrative Interface, expanded support of Zimbra Mobile, and support for growing Ubuntu and Mandriva Linux distributions.

"Zimbra is making great headway in fixing one of the most broken aspects of enterprise environments: collaboration," said Bryan Richard, editorial director of Linux Magazine. "Zimbra's open solutions will be a wake-up call for proprietary communication vendors in the coming year."

About Zimbra Collaboration Suite

The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) provides a unique set of end-user and administrator benefits that make it a flexible solution for deployments of all sizes, from SMBs, to multi-thousand seat enterprises, to service providers with one million plus customers. Key features include next-generation email; shared calendaring; Web document authoring and sharing; "over the air" synchronization to a wide range of mobile devices; VoIP integration; and compatibility with Microsoft Outlook, Apple and Linux desktops. The ZCS server is available for popular operating systems: RedHat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS X, Debian and SUSE Linux.

About the Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch List

The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch list features the vendors that are making a significant impact on the next-generation of Linux and Open Source adoption. Linux Magazine selects companies that have the ability to spur Open Source adoption in all facets of Information Technology, are technology and service innovators, and develop practical solutions for the Open Enterprise. Please visit http://www.linuxmagazine.com for more information.

About Zimbra

Zimbra dramatically improves the messaging and collaboration experience for administrators and users. Zimbra achieves this by investing in innovation, open source, and compatibility with existing applications and systems. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite supports Windows, Apple, and Linux platforms and works with Microsoft Outlook as well as other PC and mobile clients. Additionally, Zimbra provides an AJAX browser based client that delivers rich, secure, anytime access for anyone within the enterprise. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite was voted Best Enterprise Project in the inaugural 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards and received a SIIA Codie award for Best Communication or Collaboration Solution. More information and software downloads are available at http://www.zimbra.com.




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