Zimbra Cloud Email for Government Organizations

The only enterprise cloud email solution based on open source standards is now available as a service to US federal, state and local government organizations.


Enabling a Cloud First Strategy

For government organizations looking to save money and move to the cloud, Zimbra email as a service is a natural first step into the cloud because it’s both cost efficient and provides users with a better experience with a feature rich web app that works on any browser as well as with existing desktop solutions like Microsoft Outlook.

The Open Source Advantage

Zimbra is built for the cloud and based on open source standards to offer the most extensible and open experience available. Zimbra is the only solution offered through the GSA contract that is based on open source standards. For organizations

Government Level Security

Built for the highest security environments and specifically for use within government organizations, Zimbra supports two-way SSL Smartcard authentication and support for Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Cards (CAC) S/MIME encryption is also native to Zimbra, ensuring messages can only be read by the intended recipient. IT admins also have full control of their deployments through an easy-to-use browser-based email console, further ensuring data and device security.

For government organizations in the United States, Zimbra is available through the GSA Email as a Service BPAs awarded to General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, CGI and Harris Corporation.

For international hosting providers check our Partners page or contact Zimbra Sales at sales@zimbra.com.

Case Study: Argonne National Labs Unifies with Zimbra-Exchange Interoperability

Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers and is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946. The laboratory has about 2,800 employees spread across 24 siloed organizations.

The lab had been trying to find ways to consolidate IT resources duplicated amongst the various organizations so they could invest more of their grant money in research. Over time the divisions, with a diverse set of constituents, had come to run incompatible IT applications, most notably resulting in lack of shared calendars.

The Computing and Information Systems (CIS) division led an effort to unify the divisions by employing a unique hybrid communication platform to satisfy the two constituent profiles: those currently running Microsoft Outlook and Exchange and those who preferred web-based Exchange alternatives. Their solution was to run a split Zimbra-Exchange deployment, and leverages Zimbra compatibility with Active Directory and Exchange. Zimbra gives the entire lab one directory solution, global address list, shared room resources and the ability for users to see each other’s schedules between Zimbra and Exchange.

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