May 10th, 2012
Seattle-Based TappIn Acquisition Brings Provider of Secure Information Exchange Solutions to Emerald City - Providing Room to Grow
SEATTLE, WA - GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB), a leading developer of secure information exchange solutions for businesses and consumers, today announced the expansion of it’s global operations with a new Seattle office, strategically located to drive continued development of the company’s secure content mobility solutions. This expansion into the Pacific Northwest follows the acquisition of Seattle-based start-up, TappIn Inc., in December 2011. The Seattle office will serve as a hub for research and development and a base to recruit top talent and drive innovation.
Seattle has long been a center of technology innovation and is home to Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech heavyweights and entrepreneurs. With recent moves from powerhouse tech companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga, Seattle is also proving to be a popular destination for some of the world’s hottest Internet and social media companies.
Over the past several years, GlobalSCAPE has made an indelible contribution to Texas, earning a spot on the "Best Companies to Work for in Texas" list published by Texas Monthly magazine. This honor follows a series of workplace accolades including recognition from both the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work in San Antonio.” Nationally and within the technology community, GlobalSCAPE was named to Computerworld Magazine's "Best Places to Work in IT." GlobalSCAPE brings to Seattle a tradition of excellence, innovation and commitment to fostering a positive environment for employees and customers.
GlobalSCAPE’s spacious new offices are located in the Gibraltar Tower on Fourth Avenue near Pike Place Market with views of downtown Seattle. TappIn, Inc., formerly headquartered in Seattle’s Fremont area and a wholly-owned subsidiary of GlobalSCAPE, will occupy the new space. The offices provide the space necessary to support TappIn’s future growth, and the company is actively recruiting top software development talent, including Senior Software Engineers.
“Seattle is a hotbed of technological innovation. The energy and talent in the region will be instrumental in driving company growth and technological development for years to come,” said Jim Morris, CEO of GlobalSCAPE. “First through our acquisition of TappIn last year, and now with the opening of this new office, we intend to establish a strong footprint here, giving us access to top talent and to the Seattle technology braintrust out of which so many revolutionary technologies have already come.”
GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB), headquartered in San Antonio, TX, is a leading provider of secure information exchange solutions. Since the release of CuteFTP in 1996, GlobalSCAPE's solutions have continued to evolve to meet the business and technology needs of an increasingly interconnected global marketplace. Serving a customer base that spans more than 150 countries and includes the majority of Fortune 100 companies, GlobalSCAPE's primary focus is providing customers with intuitive and efficient managed file transfer (MFT) solutions while also ensuring end-to-end security. For more information, visit GlobalSCAPE, or subscribe to our Blog or Twitter updates.
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