About Telligent

Telligent® builds a community software platform, Telligent Community, that enables our customers to create incredible experiences.

Telligent is a leader in community software for digital marketing and support communities. Its social software solutions help bring together modern collaboration technologies into a single integrated suite that includes social applications and social services that enable organizations to create communities of interest for their customers. Telligent’s solutions include both external customer and internal employee communities.

In August 2015, Telligent was acquired by Verint® Systems and is now part of Verint’s Customer Engagement Optimization platform.

About Verint

Verint® is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®, which has become a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth. By empowering organizations with crucial insights, Verint solutions enable decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action, and make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Our solutions are designed to address three important areas of the actionable intelligence market: customer engagement optimization; security intelligence; and fraud, risk and compliance. Verint’s vision is to create A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence®, and today, more than 10,000 organizations in over 180 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—already benefit from this vision. Learn more at www.verint.com and NASDAQ: VRNT.


Telligent is the creator of Telligent Community.

Telligent Community is a free and commercial social software product that includes a suite of social applications (forums, wikis, blogs, etc.) and social services (likes, ratings, reviews, comments). Our customers use Telligent Community to create communities of interest for their customers.

Telligent Community supports a number of integrations and add-ons available through partners as well as open-sourced on GitHub.


Telligent was formed in 2004 by Rob Howard. Community Server 1.0 was released in the fall of 2004 and was designed to bring together many new collaboration technologies into a single integrated suite. Community Server was the first fully featured community platform available.

In 2009 Community Server was rebranded to Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise and the brand ‘Community Server’ was no longer used. Telligent Community was a version of the software focused on external communities while Telligent Enterprise was a version of the software focused on internal (employee) communities.

Telligent acquired Leverage Software in 2012 and began integrating its customers and technologies into the Telligent platform.

Telligent acquired Zimbra from VMWare in 2013 and rebranded the business from Telligent to Zimbra. The Telligent product line was subsequently rebranded as Zimbra Social.

In 2015 Verint® Systems acquired the Telligent business from Zimbra to advance Verint’s solutions for engaging the digital consumer through social engagement and community channels. The product was renamed back to Telligent Community.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more frequently asked questions, please see our product frequent questions.

I thought you were called Zimbra Community or Zimbra Social?

Yes, we had a mild identity crisis after acquiring Zimbra from VMWare. In 2015 we began operating as Telligent again after being acquired by Verint® Systems. As for the product? It’s just Telligent Community now.

What happened to Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise?

Again, we’ve done a marvelous job at making our brand confusing. Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise became Zimbra Social when we acquired Zimbra from VMWare. It’s just Telligent Community now.