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October 09, 2015 5:12 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Hightail Inc.

Company Overview

Hightail Inc. provides cloud-base sharing, storage, and file management solutions. It offers Directory Services Connector, a software that connects with existing Microsoft Active Directory tools; file-transfer protocol alternative solutions for online file sharing; cloud storage solutions for the storage of presentations, spreadsheets, photographs, videos, and more; enterprise success programs; tools for Microsoft technologies; mobile applications; and mobile file sharing solutions. The company also provides solutions for reporting auditing policies, secure file sharing, sending large files, and sending large video files. In addition, it offers various file sharing applications, including Hi...

1919 South Bascom Avenue

Campbell, CA 95008

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Hightail Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President Business Development & Corporate Development and General Manager of Partners
Chief Product Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Hightail Inc. Key Developments

Hightail Launches New Creative Collaboration Service

Hightail announced the launch of Hightail Spaces, a new service that solves common creative collaboration problems such as gathering feedback and version control. More than 80% of Hightail's users are creative professionals and the new product—available now as a public beta release—will help them manage their entire creative process. With its uniquely visual approach to collecting feedback, adding comments and managing versions, Hightail Spaces will appeal to designers, photographers, video producers, marketers and other creative professionals, as well as the clients, managers and colleagues they work with.

Hightail Reportedly Appoints Advisor For Its Sale

Hightail Inc. has hired RBC Capital Markets as it engages in discussions to be acquired, reported citing sources familiar with the matter. Hightail has had talks with companies including Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA), NetApp, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NTAP) and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), said the sources, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are ongoing and there's no guarantee that a deal gets finalized. A larger acquirer could potentially tie Hightail's offering into a suite of products, by adding a user-friendly way for workers to save and send files. Representatives for Hightail and RBC declined to comment to as did a spokesperson for Hewlett-Packard. Calls to Barracuda and NetApp by weren't immediately returned.

Hightail Announces Integration with SkySync and Mover

Hightail announced integration with SkySync and Mover, enabling enterprise customers to easily sync, share, transfer or backup files across any connected system -- both on-premise and cloud-based. Hightail recognizes the significant investment enterprises have made in on-premise storage solutions, and unlike many of its competitors, the company doesn't think should have to replace current system to take advantage of the cloud. With 97% of businesses interested in hybrid cloud solutions, Hightail wants to enable their users to access their content no matter where it is stored: in the cloud, on-premise or in an online repository. The new partnership with SkySync and Mover will enable enterprises to connect to their storage provider of choice and leverage bi-directional syncing, migration and back-up abilities on nearly all on-premise and cloud-based storage services (e.g. SharePoint, Google Drive and Amazon S3). This gives enterprise users a streamlined experience for ultimate collaboration and productivity. By syncing content from internal repositories to Hightail, business users can utilize Hightail's control features such as passwords, expiration dates, tracking and read-receipts, when sharing with other users. With Hightail, users not only have the simplicity, but also the controls and security that are necessary when collaborating with users outside the company firewall.

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