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Liferay Portal, the world’s leading enterprise open source portal, was again named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products. Published by one of the IT industry’s premier analyst firms, the report positions leading portal vendors according to their ability to execute and completeness of vision. As a Visionary, Liferay is commended for its innovation, market understanding, product development strategy, and impressive brand recognition among enterprises.

“We’re very pleased with our placement and continued recognition as a key contender in the portal marketplace amongst players like IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft,” said Bryan Cheung, Liferay’s CEO. “According to Gartner, enterprises are asking for Liferay by name as they seek flexible, cost-effective solutions for key business challenges.”

Liferay stands out in this year’s report as the leading independent portal vendor in a market dominated by a few large-enterprise software providers. With compatibility across all IT environments and an impressive collection of included content management, collaboration, web publishing and social tools, Liferay enables users to create custom business solutions that accelerate revenue growth, reduce costs, and increase worker productivity without locking customers into a large vendor technology stack.

“Our clients are deploying effective, results-oriented solutions with Liferay Portal, from white-label retail banking platforms to revenue-generating social networks,” said Cheung. “Enterprises are investing in Liferay software because of the immediate, demonstrable value of business solutions built on our platform.”

In the past year, Liferay has enjoyed healthy expansion of its business footprint, including a growing ecosystem of global delivery partners and new offices in Madrid, Spain, and Bangalore, India. Moreover, thanks to the product’s continued popularity and savings of roughly 90% over the cost of commercial portal products, Liferay has also seen increased penetration into industries that have been historically more conservative in their investment of open source, with almost twice as many inquiries from Gartner’s enterprise readership than for competitor product JBoss Portal.

“Companies are choosing Liferay Portal for its technical flexibility and ability to deliver custom solutions to unique business problems,” said Cheung. “Our customers trust Liferay because we respect existing IT investments and work with best-in-class technologies without a stack agenda. We are well positioned as the leading independent vendor of portal software and look forward to another year of success.”

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Liferay, Inc. is the provider of leading open source portal and social collaboration software with clients including Allianz, AutoZone, Benetton Group, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay, Inc. offers professional services, technical support, custom development and professional training to ensure successful deployment in the most demanding IT environments.

Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

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