BroadVision Expands with Local Cloud Hosting for Clearvale

By BroadVision on September 26, 2013

FRANKFURT–September 26, 2013 – BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), a leading provider of e-business and engagement management solutions, today announced at the IDC Directions: Social Business 2013 the availability of local cloud hosting in Germany for the Clearvale®enterprise social networking platform.  The new hosting options are delivered in partnership with InTouch NV, a Clearvale PaasPort Partner, and are designed to host various instances of Clearvale in-country through a secure environment to fulfill requirements related to data control and security for Germany and German-speaking countries.

Clearvale helps businesses around the globe address the critical needs and complexities of real business collaboration by enabling users to meet, build relationships, share ideas, create content, and learn from one another for improved business agility and productivity.

“Cloud-based software-as-a-service is fast becoming a key part of the way enterprises do business, from sharing files to tracking work flow,” said Rager Ossel, Founder and CEO of InTouch.  “Through our partnership with BroadVision, Clearvale customers can reap the benefits of business social tools and techniques, all with greater hosting flexibility.  Now, organizations can collaborate seamlessly and securely within a Clearvale network that is locally based in Germany.”

To meet the growing needs of enterprises to engage more efficiently and effectively, BroadVision and InTouch have teamed to create two new cloud hosting options for Clearvale.  With these options customers have total control over their data and its location while still retaining the flexibility of a cloud-based solution.

  1. Cloud hosted facility in Germany: Clearvale application runs on a dedicated, secure instance on the InTouch platform.
  2. Cloud connector for on-premise deployment: The cloud connector is installed onsite at the customer’s premise which connects to a private, dedicated cloud to the Clearvale application. This allows access to the hosted Clearvale application while retaining all data behind the customer’s firewall.

“Businesses are increasingly using cloud technologies to unify communication and collaboration, making it easier and faster for employees, partners, and customers to engage with each other,” said Ian Heggs, EMEA Director Business Operations at BroadVision. “By introducing local cloud hosting and on-premise options, we are providing a progressive way for German and German-speaking companies to securely share information while upholding complete control of their files and data.”

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About InTouch
InTouch is a provider of reliable and collaborative environments based on innovative ICT solutions. Founded in 1974 and operating under the name InTouch since 1994, they are a leader in the utilization of Business Social Media and Technology. Business Social Technology is the latest in a long line of technologies developed by InTouch to enable a more effective and natural cooperation between people and systems in sectors as diverse as banking, local municipalities, national health services, and even space stations and submarines.  InTouch delivers a platform of engagement based on design, implementation and maintenance tailored to customer needs. “We believe BST will be even more radical in its impact than the internet, potentially transforming enterprises at every stage of the value chain.”  – Rager Ossel, InTouch Founder and Chairman

About BroadVision
Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (NASDAQ: BVSN) is a provider of e-business and engagement management solutions for organizations seeking to transform their communication and collaboration efforts within and outside the enterprise by embedding valuable social behaviors into business relationships and processes.  BroadVision® solutions – including the Clearvale enterprise social networking solution – deliver a virtual, mobile, and social platform of engagement for sharing expertise, enhancing business agility, and tracking accountability to deliver clarity in decision-making and improvement in both productivity and business results.  Visit www.BroadVision.com for more details.

BroadVision and Clearvale and all their case-sensitive permutations are trademarks or registered trademarks of BroadVision, Inc. in the United States of America and other countries.

BroadVision Contact:                                    
Karen Cohen
Public & Analyst Relations Manager
BroadVision, Inc.
650.295.0716 x7174
karen.cohen@broadvision.com