Brazilian BluePex integrates Zarafa’s Open Source Collaboration Platform



Zarafa’s messaging software is offered to more than 1000 BluePex customers, 300 Bluepex partners

Today, at CeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Mobile Messaging and Groupware Specialist Zarafa announces that the Brazilian software security company BluePex will integrate Zarafa’s Collaboration Platform into their appliance solutions stack (1). Zarafa will be added as the only groupware messaging solution to the BluePex’ product range. This means that BluePex will offer Zarafa’s software to all existing, more than 1000 customers, via 300 partners.

BluePex has decided to replace its current mail solution with Zarafa to meet the demand of its customers for a collaboration platform that offers stable Outlook integration and WebAccess. On top of that customers can benefit from Zarafa’s smartphone support and full integration with the Blackberry Enterprise Server.

Commenting on this contract, Jefferson Penteado, CEO of BluePex said: ‘Zarafa suits the Latin-American market perfectly because if offers professional services like 24/7 support and distributed installations with multi-server architecture’.

Brian Joseph, CEO of Zarafa: ‘With this, by far largest assignment for Zarafa in Latin-America, we expect a fast market penetration. We look forward to working closely together with the BluePex team to deliver an innovative, enterprise ready and scalable messaging solution’.

At CeBIT 2010 you can find Zarafa in Hall 2, booth B30 and BluePex in Hall 3, F16.

(1) You can download a picture with Zarafa and BluePex management, taken at CeBIT here:
Caption: From left to right: Sebastian Kummer (Manager of Zarafa in South America), Brian Joseph (CEO of Zarafa), Nilton Souza (COO of Bluepex) and Ulisses Oliveira (Marketing and Sales BluePex)


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Zarafa is the fastest growing commercial Linux-based groupware company in Europe that enables Linux servers to share Outlook calendar and e-mail and allows web-based access by means of an AJAX-based web client. Many governments and corporations run with Zarafa.

It is the only groupware platform that includes open source ActiveSync compatibility, which enables organizations to have remote synchronization and pushmail for Windows Mobile, Google Android, Nokia’s Mail for Exchange and iPhones. Zarafa also offers full integration with the Blackberry Enterprise Server.

Zarafa’s head office is in Delft, The Netherlands and the company also has offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Zarafa is the Arabic word for giraffe. Like a giraffe, Zarafa has the overview in the landscape of other applications to collaborate together in an open and friendly way.

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Thirteen years in the market BluePex, a genuinely Brazilian company, is the pioneer in Latin America in the creation of security solutions to protect and gain the agility of enterprise network customers.

BluePex products are recognized in Brazil and abroad and are the result of know-how developed by the company and its highly qualified team of employees consisting of professionals to ensure its continued development, excellence and high performance. BluePex is based in Limeira-SP.

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