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May 05, 2015 5:45 AM ET

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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

Phone:

408-879-9118

Fax:

408-879-9117

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 2014.

Hightail Inc. Key Developments

Hightail Reportedly Appoints Advisor For Its Sale

Hightail Inc. has hired RBC Capital Markets as it engages in discussions to be acquired, reported CNBC.com 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 CNBC.com as did a spokesperson for Hewlett-Packard. Calls to Barracuda and NetApp by CNBC.com 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.

Hightail Announces New Strategic Collaboration with Lenovo

Hightail announced a new strategic collaboration with Lenovo. Hightail is pre-loaded on select new Lenovo PCs and Windows tablets, bringing the benefits of cloud collaboration straight to Lenovo customers around the world. With the dedicated Hightail for Lenovo app, users can securely send files, share folders, sign documents and store files in the cloud for easy access across devices. All consumers who sign up through Lenovo will immediately receive 5GB of free Hightail storage. Data security and information control are top priorities for Hightail. Hightail utilizes Single Sign-On (SSO) to provide its business customers with a secure way of helping approved users access different services without having to remember multiple passwords. This practice of simplifying controls without compromising security is extended to consumers through a tie-in with Lenovo ID, a secure cloud-based user authentication system that provides easy management of websites, applications, media and files through a single username and password across platforms. This new strategic collaboration delivers Hightail's intuitive, enterprise-grade security features, including data encryption, password protection, download tracking, identity verification and file expiration dates, to Lenovo customers across the globe. Hightail will tightly integrate into Lenovo's smart connected devices and enable secure access to any file on any device. The Hightail experience will be available across Windows, Android, and Web platforms for end users to have access to their files across multiple devices.

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