Athens, Greece, January 3 — AlfaVAD announced today that it has signed a distribution partnership agreement with Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software. Under the terms of the agreement, AlfaVAD will expand its portfolio to include the complete line of Zimbra products. The organization plans to sell the products through the extensive channel of value-added resellers and system integrators in Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, Romania, UAE and Turkey.

"We are pleased to be leveraging AlfaVAD’s expertise and local footprint to capitalize on Zimbra’s opportunity throughout the region,” said Jens Vang Lauridsen, Vice President of EMEA Sales at Zimbra. “By partnering with AlfaVAD, we reach a broad range of commercial and government customers who appreciate the benefits of a unified collaboration solution built on open source and open standards."

Zimbra powers modern collaboration for the mobile era, connecting people and information with a unified communications software platform that combines traditional and social collaboration. Zimbra Collaboration is an open source messaging and collaboration solution that includes complete email, address book, calendar, file-sharing and tasks. Zimbra Community is an online community and social networking solution that includes a complete set of social applications designed to enhance customer support and increase employee productivity.  

“We have evaluated similar solutions in the market and selected Zimbra for its superior performance, reliability and rich feature set. Zimbra provides administrators and their end users innovative features that solve the challenges faced by organizations using today's legacy communications infrastructure,” said Thanos Ganas, CEO at AlfaVAD. “With Zimbra we can offer to our channel a next-generation collaboration platform, designed for social, mobile and the cloud.

About AlfaVAD

AlfaVAD S.A. is operating as an IT Value Added Solutions Distributor, and specializes in It Security, Data Protection & Recovery, open source in physical, virtual and cloud environments. It functions in the market solely through a partner channel of VARs and SIs that provide quality value-added solutions and services to their customers. As a vital link in the technology value chain AlfaVAD S.A., works closely with leading vendors for building a partner ecosystem and market awareness, creating sales and profitability opportunities for all stakeholders. AlfaVAD markets products and services that cover needs of both small/medium businesses and of large enterprises and the government sector.

About Zimbra

Zimbra powers collaboration for the way you work. Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social communities and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere, through nearly every computer, tablet and mobile device.

Zimbra is trusted by more than 5,000 companies, service providers and government agencies including global brands such as NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Investec, Rackspace, Red Hat, Mozilla, VMware, H&R Block and Vodafone. With its vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is the third largest collaboration provider in the world. Zimbra is privately held with corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas and offices in San Mateo, California; London; Tokyo; Singapore and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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