Congratulations to my friend David Ratner, CEO and President Openwave Messaging, and his team for the strong move to join forces with Critical Path. Strategically, it makes a ton of sense for both companies to combine their resources and portfolios to serve the ever expanding demand for integrated storage, security, identity management and open API messaging solutions worldwide.
This acquisition is also great news for Open-Xchange as we have a long-standing and close partnership with Openwave Messaging. This past April, we jointly announced how our own OX App Suite was launched as the front-end UI for Openwave Messaging’s Universal Messaging Suite™, providing users with a centralized messaging hub.
As David Ratner commented: “Open-Xchange is an industry leader in delivering appealing, high performance, scalable user interfaces. By combining their industry-leading front end with our scalable, reliable and secure messaging platform, Openwave Messaging delivers the industry’s most flexible complete messaging solution.”
A good portion of Open-Xchange´s growth to 80 million paid users by the end of 2013 is fueled by our partnership with Openwave Messaging. The combined value of the Open-Xchange front-end integrates seamlessly with the Openwave Messaging and now with the CriticalPath Messaging Suites is a compelling upgrade for existing customers as well as new ones.
With the acquisition of Critical Path, Openwave Messaging strengthens their position and doubles their reach to over 400 million mailboxes. We at Open-Xchange are welcoming all CriticalPath customers, have a look at what wonderful Web Applications are now available to you as well!