VMware today announced an expansion of its VMware Ready™ Program to include mail security solutions for Zimbra, furthering the company’s commitment to offer customers secure email solutions. Customers using VMware Ready products can now easily extend the Zimbra solution with a virtual appliance mail security solution from  SpamTitan Technologies.

The VMware Ready Mail Security Program helps customers identify complementary email security solutions for the Zimbra platform to provide better functionality, more choice and reduced integration costs for partner mail security products. By pre-qualifying products that meet VMware criteria for compatibility, robustness and interoperability with the Zimbra platform, the VMware Ready Mail Security Program, enables customers to take advantage of a diverse ecosystem of pre-validated security solutions. This reduces both the risk and the complexity of implementing sophisticated mail and security systems, ultimately empowering the cloud-capable enterprise with a faster, easier and less disruptive solution.

According to Ronan Kavanagh, SpamTitan Technologies CEO, "As an email security vendor we are seeing a lot of interest in the Zimbra platform from VMware.  We are delighted to be able to offer Zimbra customers all the benefits that SpamTitan has to offer including our unique approach in utilising next-generation virtualisation software  which eliminates the need for unwieldy hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility, versatility and capability but at an affordable price.

VMware Ready Mail Security provides:

·     Simplified Security – Provides simplified delivery of a secure email and collaboration solution with mail security products that have been validated with Zimbra.

·     Integrated Solutions – Drives consistency in deployment and performance, eases support and accelerates delivery of a secure and private email and collaboration cloud.

·     Leading-edge Products – Enables partners in the VMware Ready Mail Security Program early access to future requirements and upcoming Zimbra products. Partners also receive the latest technical information and learn about product enhancements as a means to develop the best solutions for customers.

About Zimbra
Zimbra, as part of VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), is the leader in open source, next-generation email and collaboration software. Zimbra is simplifying IT and setting the standard for web and cloud based collaboration with innovative user experiences, such as a rich AJAX web interface. Streamlined administration, advanced mobility and both on-premises and hosted cloud deployment options have quickly made Zimbra a preferred collaboration platform for businesses, service providers, government and educational institutions. With more than 60 million paid mailboxes worldwide, Zimbra is one of the largest and fastest growing email providers. Learn more at www.zimbra.com.

About VMware
VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform — VMware vSphere™ — customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 190,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

About SpamTitan Technologies
SpamTitan Technologies, a global provider of sophisticated enterprise-level email security solutions, markets SpamTitan, offering small and medium size businesses the most comprehensive protection from email threats, including Spam, viruses, Trojans, phishing, malware and other unwanted content.

It also markets WebTitan, an easy-to-install, easy-to-manage and highly secure web filtering solution. SpamTitan Technologies’ unique approach in utilising next-generation virtualisation software eliminates the need for unwieldy hardware, giving customers unparalleled flexibility, versatility and capability but at an affordable price. A division of CopperFasten Technologies, SpamTitan Technologies is a global company with headquarters in Galway, Ireland. For further information visit www.spamtitan.com.