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Zimbra Bests Microsoft and Others for Intranet Journal Collaboration Product of the Year Award


Monday, February 12, 2007; 07:11 AM

Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, today announced that it has won Intranet Journal's Product of the Year Award in the Document Management/Collaboration category. Zimbra Collaboration Suite beat Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes and Domino in a crowded field of market leaders.

"Zimbra was in a tight race with Microsoft SharePoint, but ultimately proved more popular with Intranet Journal voters in the Document Management category," said Tom Dunlap, managing editor of Intranet Journal. "The biggest improvement with Zimbra's latest release is the addition of Documents, which lets you create shared docs directly within Zimbra, documents than can be read and edited by others in your company."

The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is an open source collaboration solution that reduces the cost and complexity of collaboration, and changes the way users and administrators interact with their e-mail, calendaring, and document management applications. Last month, ZCS 4.5 was released with an improved Ajax Administrative Interface, expanded support of Zimbra Mobile, and support for growing Ubuntu and Mandriva Linux distributions. Zimbra has seen rapid adoption since its launch in October 2005, with more than six million paid mailboxes globally, serving 1,300 customers through onsite deployments and its hosted partner program.

"We are honored that the readers of Intranet Journal have selected Zimbra as the best solution for document management and collaboration," said Satish Dharmaraj, co-founder and CEO of Zimbra. "Users are tired of communication silos and are demanding integrated e-mail, document management, and other systems. Zimbra is committed to innovation that will deliver such a rich, consistent user experience."

Winners of the IntranetJournal.com 2007 Product of the Year Awards are chosen by the users of Jupitermedia's IntranetJournal.com, a leading online information resource designed specifically for Internet and IT professionals dedicated to building the corporate enterprise.

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 millions of 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: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS X, Debian and SUSE Linux.

About IntranetJournal.com

IntranetJournal.com (http://intranetjournal.com) is a leading community for intranet and content managers providing practical advice on application development, outsourcing, security and all of the issues facing corporate intranet managers.

About Zimbra

Zimbra is the leading provider of open source collaboration and messaging software for enterprises, service providers, educational institutions, and government agencies. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite features an Ajax Administrative user interface and browser based client to dramatically improve the messaging and collaboration experience for administrators and end users alike. Zimbra supports Windows, Apple, and Linux desktops and works with Microsoft Outlook as well as today's most essential PC and mobile devices including the Blackberry, Treo and Motorola Q. Additionally, Zimbra supports popular server operating systems such as Red Hat, Mac, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora and more. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite was voted Best Enterprise Project in the inaugural 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards, received a SIIA Codie award for Best Communication or Collaboration Solution and won InfoWorld's 2007 Application Innovator Technology of the Year Award. More information and software downloads are available at http://www.zimbra.com .




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