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Awards, accolades and recognition of TappIn.

TappIn Makes Finalist List for Golden Bridge Awards 2012!

For the second year in a row, TappIn by Globalscape is excited to announce that the Golden Bridge Awards has listed us as a finalist in the Innovations – Top Mobile Innovative Products or Services category for 2012!

Each year the Golden Bridge Awards honor the best companies across five continents in Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns.

As the workforce continues to become more mobile, businesses and employees are looking for new, secure, and effective ways to work remotely on mobile devices. That’s why TappIn has gained such recognition and become a valuable tool for the mobile workforce.

Following on the heels of winning the Global Excellence Award from Info Security and being named a Red Herring 2011 Global 100 Winner, we couldn’t be more proud to be listed as a finalist in the Golden Bridge Awards among globally recognized companies like AirWatch.

Winners of this year’s Golden Bridge Awards will be honored in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 during the 4th Annual Awards dinner and presentations.

Read about the other awards TappIn has won and read customer stories.

Learn more about the Golden Bridge Awards.
See the complete list of 2012 Golden Bridge Awards finalists.

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Did We Mention That We Love Working Here?

Well it’s not only our opinion, now it is a matter-of-fact. GlobalSCAPE, TappIn’s parent company, was just announced that for the second year in a row it was named to Texas Monthly Magazine’s 2012 list of “Best Companies to Work for in Texas”.

Over the past year, GlobalSCAPE has been named a top place to work by three other sources: the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Business Journal, and Computerworld Magazine.

Here in Seattle, we’ve experienced the same first class treatment. The GlobalSCAPE team has been great to us and we’re excited to be a part of the family.

While winning such awards as these are truly an honor and make us thankful for our place of work, it sparked a great blogging opportunity to look at some of the less fortunate jobs in years past…

In The Dark Ages you may have had this job:

The Guillemot Egg Collector: 
Farming could be unpredictable and food scarce, so guillemot eggs were an important source of protein in the Saxon peasant’s diet. The only trouble being that guillemots nest on ledges, precariously balanced on cliff sides, so collecting them meant risking life and limb hundreds of feet above jagged rocks and raging seas. And if this wasn’t dangerous enough, angry birds were likely to attack anyone trying to steal their precious eggs.” Found on the Discovery Channel online.

If you lived in The Middle Ages you could have had this occupation:

The Leech Collector: These poor unfortunates collected leeches – used for medicinal bloodletting – by wading into marshes and letting the little bloodsuckers cling to their legs. One leech is uncomfortable; imagine pulling a whole bucketful off your body! The wounds often became infected and bacteria from the leeches could cause nasty stomach upsets.” Found on the Discovery Channel online.

And finally, in the Georgian Era you could have had this job:

The Mule Scavenger: Georgian mill owners cared about profits and not about the lives of their workers – and the mule scavenger probably had the worst job in the mill. They were child apprentices, as young as eight, often from the local workhouse. They got board, lodgings and pocket money to crawl around under the ‘mules’ (weaving machines) and collect fluff and cotton. The mills were hot, humid and very noisy and mule scavengers worked 12 to 14 hours at a time, with no proper meal breaks. Concentration was everything, as they had to move with the rhythm of the ‘mule’. One slip and they could lose a finger, a hand or even their life, as they were crushed in the heavy machinery.” Found on the Discovery Channel online.

…Yeah, we’re definitely thankful for TappIn and GlobalSCAPE!

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We’d Like to Thank the Academy…

Award season has kicked off in Hollywood filled with the great tradition of red carpets and fashion statements. Despite the fact we are not movie stars, TappIn just couldn’t stay out of the spotlight. We are very excited to announce that TappIn is a finalist for the Info Security 2012 Global Excellence Awards in the SaaS/Cloud Solution category.

This is the 8th year running for the Info Security Global Excellence Awards. This year marks the second consecutive year in which GlobalSCAPE, TappIn’s parent company, has been named a Global Excellence Award finalist. GlobalSCAPE’s Managed Information Xchange™ (MIX) solution won the award for the same SaaS/Cloud Solution category in 2011.

To see a list of other awards TappIn has won in the past click here. And while you’re watching all of the Hollywood awards shows this season be sure to use TappIn to share the photos of your reactions to red carpet fashion tragedies.

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TappIn Beats Dropbox

With so many options for storage of your files, it’s nice to know that you can depend on TappIn to come out on top. We believe that’s because TappIn is unique and offers its users more advantages and security than other available options. But you don’t have to take our word for it, just read PCWorld’s review of TappIn.

Here are some quick snippets from the review that showcase why TappIn is better than some other options, such as Dropbox:

“TappIn works slightly differently from remote access storage services like Dropbox. With Dropbox, you are buying storage space on the company’s server and allowing others to access your files and folders there. With TappIn, you allow the app to retrieve your data from a designated folder, encrypt it, and send it to another computer or mobile device. TappIn is less expensive than Dropbox, because you are not paying for storage space, and it’s faster, because you don’t have to upload files.”

I know you’re thinking, “of course, TappIn has the advantage because I’m storing my files locally and not on some mysterious cloud server, but did the reviewer comment on how easy it was to safely share my files?” Yes, the reviewer addresses that wonderfully:

“It was easy to set up and use TappIn. After you sign up for an account, you browse through your files and folders and designate which ones you want to give access to. Then you enter the emails of the people to whom you want to give that access, along with a customizable message letting them know that the files are available. The sharer can require those they share with to log in to TappIn with their own ID and password or they can allow others to see the files without logging in. It would seem to be a no-brainer to require the recipients to log in with a password to keep privacy to a maximum, given how many emails get hacked these days.”

So what did they leave out? Why do you think TappIn is better than other cloud storage services? We want to hear from you! Respond to the review or this blog post. It’s 2012, if that Mayan calendar is right, you’ll be glad you supported TappIn and kept your files where you could find them.

Red Herring Global 100

TappIn Named a Red Herring Global Top 100 Winner!

As a leading innovator in digital content access and file sharing for the mobile community, we are proud to announce that TappIn has been selected as a Red Herring 2011 Top 100 Global award recipient, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

“Choosing the best out of the previous two years was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed down our list from 1,100 potential companies to 100 winners. It was an extremely difficult process. TappIn should be extremely proud of its achievement; the competition for the Top 100 was fierce. The Top 100 Global are truly the best of the best.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an invaluable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the greatest business opportunities from around the world.

Red Herring’s Global 100 list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Skype, Baidu,, YouTube, eBay, and many others would change the way we live and work. Winners were announced on December 7, 2011 at an awards banquet in Los Angeles, California.

TappIn’s innovative technology has won numerous awards and accolades from leading industry authorities. “As mobile technology increasingly pervades all aspects of our everyday lives, the ability to access rich media content—from documents to music to photos—on those devices is becoming a must for mobile users at work and at home,” said Chris Hopen, president of TappIn. “Through our recent acquisition by GlobalSCAPE and recognition from industry leaders like Red Herring, we’re continuing to generate growing awareness of our access solution and anticipate expansive growth in 2012.”


TappIn Recognized as a Finalist for Red Herring’s 2011 Top 100 Global Award

It’s not every day (yet) that we get to celebrate a nomination for tech excellence, but it is definitely becoming a pattern for us here at TappIn – and we love it. Today, we announced that TappIn has yet again been recognized as a finalist for Red Herring’s 2011 Top 100 Global award. To see some of the other awards we have been recognized with this year at TappIn, click here.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global award is a prestigious award that recognizes each year’s most innovative and progressive technology leaders in the world. The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating the most innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1000 companies from over 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management’s execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement. This year, TappIn humbly accepts the recognition as a finalist and looks forward to the final announcement of the Top 100 winners at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles on December 7, 2011.

At TappIn, recognition is important, but continuing to be the leading innovator in digital access and file sharing for the mobile community is what gets us up in the morning. TappIn provides secure digital content access and media sharing for mobile users across multiple platforms including Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad and Android. TappIn’s cloud service makes any size document or rich media content available to Web-browsers and mobile devices regardless of where the file is stored – eliminating extra uploading and syncing or the need to pay for additional cloud storage.


TappIn Named Tech Awards Circle Winner!

At TappIn, we are focused on being the best at connecting content to people and people to content.  Clearly, the convergence of our lives on to mobile devices makes providing secure digital content access and file sharing for everyone a popular topic.

To that end, we were excited to learn that the new TappIn was selected as a winner of the Tech Awards Circle, taking Bronze in the Best Consumer/SOHO Software category for our innovative remote access and sharing solution.  TappIn joins past winners including YouSendIt, Fujitsu, and FireEye.

“Despite strong competition, TappIn exhibited industry excellence and placed in the top of the Tech Awards Circle,” said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. “Our judges were impressed with the submissions for this year’s competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation unrivaled in the high tech community.  We wish TappIn continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period.”

The Tech Awards Circle was established this year to truly honor the ‘best of the best’ in technology. Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, services, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange, and enterprise markets. Gold, silver and bronze awards were given out in each category.

Here’s why we are especially proud to receive this honor.  “Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing.”

We continue to hear from award committees and customers that TappIn’s ability to simply, instantly and securely access or share photos, music, videos and documents stored on computer(s) using any web-browser or mobile device is unique.  The TappIn solution is a step beyond current solutions that require people to spend time and money uploading and managing files in the cloud.

We always tell prospective customers – don’t get ‘boxed in’ (get it?) waiting to upload and sync select files or pay for additional cloud storage. Whether you’re a student, parent, best friend or business professional, just TappIn to ALL of your content anytime, anywhere!

HomePipe Wins 2011 Golden Bridge Award for Best Mobile/Wireless Innovation—Tops Apple iPhone 4!

HomePipe’s multi-platform secure remote access and sharing solution tops the iPhone 4 in Annual Awards!

HomePipe wins Golden Bridge AwardHomePipe  is thrilled to have earned the prestigious Golden Bridge Award for our
innovative remote access solution.  HomePipe’s solution was selected from a field of finalists in the Mobile/Wireless Innovation category, including Apple®, Inc. for the iPhone® 4!

You know that HomePipe provides secure digital content access and large file sharing  for mobile users. Our global cloud service makes available any size  document or rich media to Web-browsers and mobile devices regardless of  where the file is stored — eliminating uploading and synching files or paying for additional cloud storage.  Since launching our service in May  2010, we’ve has received numerous awards and accolades from leading  industry authorities. The list just keeps growing!

“We now live in  an increasingly digital world, where consumers and professionals demand  fast, secure on-the-go access to both work and personal rich media  content through mobile devices,” said Chris Hopen, president and CEO of  HomePipe.  “The Golden Bridge Award is a testament to HomePipe’s vision  and commitment to providing on-demand anywhere, anytime access to  streamline the convergence of home and work content on any mobile  device.”

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program  encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and
services, executives and management teams, women in business and the  professions, innovations, case studies, product management, public  relations and marketing campaigns and customer satisfaction programs  from every major industry in the world.   More than 40 judges from a  broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and  their average scores determined the 2011 Golden Bridge Business Awards  winners.

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