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Zimbra Collaboration Suite Goes Large

Innovative Features, Low Total Cost of Ownership And Flexible Class-of-Service Attract Global Customers Including H&R Block,

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimbra, a leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, announced that a number of large enterprise customers, with multi-thousands of users, have chosen and deployed the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS). Additionally, Zimbra today is introducing incentive pricing for large deployments, starting as low as $10/mailbox/year for packages of more than 100,000 seats. Recent new customers include tax services provider H&R Block (http://www.hrblock.com/), healthcare personnel provider Interim HealthCare (http://www.interimhealthcare.com/), global resort owner Sunterra Corporation (http://www.sunterra.com/), and real estate brokerage firm ZipRealty (http://www.ziprealty.com/).

"Zimbra is an excellent fit for ZipRealty -- we needed a collaboration system that could provide group-level support for everyone from our huge mobile workforce to our top executives. We chose Zimbra because we can select the class-of-service for each user or group of users, whether they need full- featured, browser-based email and calendaring or Treo-support and Outlook compatibility," said Aaron Tavistock, chief architect at ZipRealty (http://www.ziprealty.com/). "Additionally, the innovative Zimlets tool allows us to integrate our Customer Relationship Management and other key systems with email, so our agents have immediate access to important data."

"Large enterprises worldwide want to provide top notch messaging and calendaring for all their workers, but traditionally the total-cost-of- ownership, including expenses such as desktops and tech support for every employee, has been prohibitive, said Satish Dharmaraj, Zimbra CEO. Today, Zimbra already provides world-class collaboration that's flexible for every employee group, whether they're remote workers sharing a kiosk, or executives traveling the globe. The Zimbra TCO is so compelling that we are in talks with some of the world's largest companies, including retailers, entertainment providers and manufacturers."

Unlike other collaboration products, Zimbra allows companies to deploy different classes-of-service to groups of employees or individuals, so they can provide company-wide messaging without unnecessary duplication of hardware and helpdesk expenses. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite is easily scalable to meet the needs of 10 to 100,000+ users. Zimbra provides unique customization features that enable unprecedented integration with critical enterprise systems such as CRM (customer relationship management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning). Key end-user and administrator benefits include:

-- Class of service administrative interface to easily manage different types of users -- Support for Microsoft Outlook: calendar, mail, contacts, in online - and offline mode -- Support for mobile devices: Blackberry, Treo, etc -- Support for Windows, Apple and Linux computers -- Web Services integration with existing enterprise applications -- Online move, backup and recovery of individual or a group of mailboxes -- Integrated company-wide anti-spam and anti-virus -- Easy integration with Microsoft Active Directory and existing LDAP directories -- Native hierarchical storage management and clustering

"After evaluating several collaboration systems, we selected Zimbra because it met the widely varying needs of all our employees," said Keith Marcos, director of enterprise systems at Sunterra Corporation. "We were able to deploy Zimbra rapidly throughout our global enterprise."

Pricing and Availability

The ZCS 3.1 Open Source Edition is free, and the commercially-supported Network Edition is available for a standard price of $28/mailbox/year, with significant discounts available for large deployments, starting at $10/mailbox/year for deployments of more than 100,000 seats. The Network Edition includes full product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. Both editions can be downloaded at http://www.zimbra.com/ . Users can discuss topics related to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite and provide feedback at http://www.zimbra.com/forums/ . A comprehensive feature list is available at http://www.zimbra.com/pdf/Zimbra%20Collaboration%20Suite%20Feature%20Lis...

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. More information and software downloads are available at http://www.zimbra.com/.

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