Thru, Inc. Acquires Digital Asset Management Vendor Rumble Australia Pty Ltd
Thru extends its leadership position in secure cloud-based content management and delivery
Dallas, Texas, April 26, 2012 – Thru, Inc., a cloud innovator of high-performance, enterprise class services Managed File Transfer (MFT) and Thru Dropbox™, today announced that it has acquired Rumble Australia Pty Ltd, a leading provider in Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions that provide managed storage, optimized access, secure managed delivery of all forms of an enterprises’ digital brand related assets. The acquisition strengthens Thru’s portfolio of cloud-based services for the enterprise.
Rumble provides a digital asset management solution specifically designed to store, manage, search, retrieve and re-purpose corporate collateral and brand assets. This includes any asset deemed to contain ‘brand value’ to the organization such as: style guides, logos, images, corporate policies and procedures, templates, brochures, audio, video, newsletters, reports, 3D and any other form of digital file. The digital asset metadata are captured and indexed (e.g. its origins, its version, its purpose and its relation to other assets), and rights and permissions are specified down to the level of individual category and user, such as the ability to only view and download. Thru’s Cloud Managed File Transfer platform with its expansive Web Services API and flexible SOA architecture has been deployed in many content management applications.
“Both Thru and Rumble, as long time partners, have partnered on synergistic vertical markets such as financial services, manufacturing and entertainment, thus the strategic acquisition of Rumble and its digital asset management cloud based tool set, Brand Asset Manager is a natural fit,” said Lee Harrison, Thru CEO. “Combining Thru’s leadership in distributing, tracking, and storing large amounts of information quickly and securely across the globe with 12 year old Rumble’s strength in digital asset management provides our customers with a powerful and secure integrated workflow solution to organize, catalog, archive, retrieve and distribute large amounts of corporate digital files worldwide,” said Lee Harrison, Thru CEO. “Rumble digital asset management solution is the most reliable solution in the market today, and we are excited to have Rumble’s team and technology as a part of Thru, Inc.”
“This newly acquired technology will soon allow Thru to offer solutions focused on the digital asset requirements of creative entities ranging from advertising, marketing , and graphic design alike, ” said Thomas Skybakmoen VP Product & Marketing Strategy. “Managed File Transfer tends to view files as black box objects where Digital Asset Management treats files as white box content. This is presented to the end user as additional capabilities centered around the category/type of content to be shared or managed. For instance, usage of the company logo by a channel partner can now be enforced and audited on a real-time basis.“
With this acquisition, Thru will further extend its presence in the Pacific Rim by significantly expanding sales and support resources in Sydney, Australia.
Thru, Inc. a global leader in cloud-based managed file transfer, trusted to distribute and track large amounts of information quickly and securely across the globe. Serving many industries including software, financial services, architecture, manufacturing, and professional services, Thru has more than 5,000 corporate installations in over 70 countries, handling millions of transactions annually. Thru’s solutions enable enterprises to distribute software globally, replace FTP, and manage risk and compliance by exchanging files quickly, securely, and reliably. This Improves productivity, ensures compliance, and reduces costs. Thru was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. in the Cool Vendors in Platforms as a Service 2011 report. For more information, go to www.thruinc.com
About Rumble Australia
Rumble Australia is a 7 year old Sydney based company which specializes in delivering digital asset management solutions to its varied clients within the Banking and Finance; Mining and Manufacturing; Entertainment and Media; Consumer and Corporate sectors. Rumble’s leading product ‘Brand Asset Manager’ is the result of a combination of key disciplines across brand, design, technical and end-user understanding and is focused on the creation, review, approval and management of an organizations brand, image libraries, knowledge and digital assets. For more information, go to www.thruinc.com