PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) and Egnyte, a market leader in adaptive enterprise file services, today announced a new partnership that enables companies of all sizes to collaborate in Jive around any content stored in Egnyte -- from any device or location. With the secure integration between the two companies, joint customers also have the flexibility to edit and publish content in the platform of their choice while keeping the entire organization in the loop with content that is continuously synced between Egnyte and Jive.
The reality of today's business environment is that companies around the world have different standards, requirements or operational philosophies for how and where information is shared and accessed. The partnership offers the freedom to choose from three deployment models: Hosted in the cloud for easy accessibility, stored locally to meet security and regulatory requirements, or synced in a hybrid environment. Jive's interactive intranet hub model and Egnyte's flexible file services bring out the best from such a hybrid environment by allowing employees to choose how they collaborate, while protecting their organization's data.
"Today, employees expect the same kind of choices at work as they have in their personal lives, from the devices and apps they use to the location and setting where they get work done," said Elisa Steele, chief executive officer at Jive Software. "At the same time, IT departments are looking to maximize productivity by providing easy-to-use platforms while also monitoring and managing the flow of company data in a secure and scalable environment. Our partnership with Egnyte solves a magnitude of common business problems by directly addressing how companies get work done today."
"This partnership introduces a new element to Jive's leading collaboration platform and highlights our combined focus on ease of use, which ultimately encourages rapid adoption and usage," said Vineet Jain, chief executive officer at Egnyte. "Egnyte's flexible, open platform makes it easy to adapt to existing workflows and allows business users anywhere to access, edit and share files as if they're all working from one central location. It's also a win for IT teams, as they gain the highest level of security, visibility and control over the flow of content both inside and outside the organization – effectively protecting our joint customers' investments."
The integration is available as part of Jive's newly introduced QuickStart promotional package that runs through the end of 2015. The package provides a complete, out-of-the-box, turnkey interactive intranet for companies with 2,000 or fewer employees. It also includes Jive's full suite of mobile apps and market-leading integrations with Google, Microsoft, other essential productivity and email systems. With the inclusion of Egnyte in Jive's integrated hub offering, Jive provides customers more choice than ever as to where customers may store their data.
The Jive and Egnyte experience boosts productivity and enables customers to:
- Collaborate on Egnyte files directly within Jive, with comments synced across both platforms
- Upload content to Egnyte from Jive
- Securely access content from mobile devices
- View files stored in the cloud for easy accessibility, store locally to meet security and regulatory requirements, or sync with a hybrid solution
- Easily embed links to Egnyte content in Jive's comment and discussion fields
"Solutions that increase productivity within our organization help our users keep pace with the daily demands of an ever-evolving marketplace," said Milind Pansare, strategic marketing director at Aerohive. "Jive and Egnyte are a powerful combination, providing enterprise level collaboration and a seamless workflow for quickly accessing and sharing files from Egnyte. Our employees can easily post an Egnyte folder or file link right within a Jive discussion, experience real-time communication and ultimately, work better together across teams and offices."
Learn more about the Jive and Egnyte experience here: http://jive.to/Jive-Egnyte
Learn more about the Quickstart promotional package for small businesses here: http://jive.to/JiveQuickstart
About Jive Software
Jive (Nasdaq: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog.
Egnyte is the market leader in Adaptive Enterprise File Services that uniquely anticipate IT and end users' needs to securely, easily and intelligently share files on premises and in the cloud. Egnyte's award-winning platform integrates with any cloud, storage, device and business application to enable customers to optimize their collaboration environments through secure access, centralized control and unified visibility. For more information please visit www.egnyte.com or call 1-877-7EGNYTE.
SOURCE Jive Software