Coversant provides easy to use, secure collaboration software for security conscious organizations and their partners. Coversant customers demand outstanding reliability, scalability, security, interoperability, and extensibility. All of Coversant products are compliant with the XMPP global standard for messaging and presence.
Coversant is a sponsor of the XSF, a community responsible for the development and standardization of XMPP extensions.
Today, Coversant serves enterprise users who combined have hundreds of thousands of end points. Small to medium-size businesses (without strict server security requirements) can download SoapBox Communicator® for all their employees.
In 2002, the founders of Coversant entered the software collaboration market. They placed their bets on the developing, but non-mainstream standard, Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). The Coversant team selected a direction in direct contradiction to the industry. In 2004, to the overall surprise of the industry, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) approved XMPP as the worldwide standard for messaging and presence, in opposition to the proprietary standards already developed by the major market players, including Microsoft, AOL, IBM, and Yahoo!. The IETF bottom-line: stop the squabbling and create a catalyst for interoperability.