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PostPath Acquisition and the Cisco Collaboration Platform

Post by Doug Dennerline, SVP, Collaboration Software GroupCommunications, globalisation and automation have flattened the world and transformed the competitive landscape. The traditional competitive advantages of size and scale have been replaced by speed and flexibility. In this new world, effective, adaptive collaboration is critical to achieving sustainable competitive advantage. Today’s acquisition of PostPath is part of our commitment to create a comprehensive cloud-based collaboration platform. By offering an on-demand version of the PostPath solution, we can provide flexible, cost-effective email and calendaring integrated with our collaboration portfolio of Cisco Unified Communications, WebEx and Business Video. PostPath’s Linux-based email, calendaring and collaboration solution is highly secure and scalable, and incorporates an innovative Web 2.0 architecture to meet the requirements of enterprise customers and small businesses. It’s interoperable with many different email solutions, offers an AJAX web client and is compatible with a broad range of mobile devices.We’re excited to welcome the PostPath team to Cisco and look forward to working together. For more information, I encourage you to listen to this podcast from Cisco’s Alex Hadden-Boyd, www.cisco.com/go/arpodcasts

PostPath Acquisition and the Cisco Collaboration Platform

Post by Doug Dennerline, SVP, Collaboration Software GroupCommunications, globalization and automation have flattened the world and transformed the competitive landscape. The traditional competitive advantages of size and scale have been replaced by speed and flexibility. In this new world, effective, adaptive collaboration is critical to achieving sustainable competitive advantage. Today’s acquisition of PostPath is part of our commitment to create a comprehensive cloud-based collaboration platform. By offering an on-demand version of the PostPath solution, we can provide flexible, cost-effective email and calendaring integrated with our collaboration portfolio of Cisco Unified Communications, WebEx and Business Video. Read the full post here.

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11 Comments.


  1. Why PostPath and not Scalix or Open-Xchange…

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  2. because PostPath is the only one that reads the native, non-standard, secret proprietary Exchange protocols.

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  3. Makes sense… acquisitions for Cisco business is the building block for Cisco’s future growth and competitive edge.

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  4. I’m sure that the acquisition of PostPath will prove to be a good decision, especially, when considering that speed and flexibility are essentials to maintaining an advantage.Alvira KhanFlorida Atlantic UniversityFAU Alumna

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  5. We’ve had Postpath here for almost a year now and we love it! My hope is that Cisco won’t clog it up with a bunch of nonsense!

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  6. I can’t find anything but press releases on Cisco’s Website. The PostPath Website, for the most part, redirects you to Cisco. What gives? Not good if you are going to keep the product going. Looks like Kerio’s Website is still going, perhaps I should go with them?

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  7. Any idea on what would have been post path’s CY08 revenues? Want to understand valuation of few other listed companies.

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  8. We’ve had Postpath here for almost a year now and we love it! My hope is that Cisco won’t clog it up with a bunch of nonsense!

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  9. because PostPath is the only one that reads the native, non-standard, secret proprietary Exchange protocols.

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  10. HELLO!!!Where is PostPath?We want it. Did you buy it just to kill it?

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  11. Postpath will help indeed in the cloud-based collaboration platform.

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