Press Release

17 Sep 2012

WANdisco expands Subversion portfolio with acquisition of "SmartSVN" Client; reduces pricing by 50 Percent

Enterprises will realize greater productivity and reduced expenses with SmartSVN's optimized project view and streamlined workflows.

smartsvn-logo (1).png WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of Apache Subversion based software and services for the enterprise and a corporate contributor to the Subversion project, today announced it has acquired Syntevo's SmartSVN product suite and will offer it at 50 percent less than its previous cost, including one year of support. Used by developers in more than 2,500 companies, including many in the Fortune Global 500, the Subversion client has rapidly gained popularity since its launch in 2005.

"WANdisco's acquisition of SmartSVN further strengthens our position in the global enterprise as the leading provider of Subversion based products, global support and services," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "Our enterprise customers now have access to SmartSVN's highly optimized user interface and streamlined workflows designed to increase productivity and lower licensing expenses."

SmartSVN joins the ranks of WANdisco's Subversion based products, which includes the award-winning uberSVN platform, Subversion Access Control security solution, and Subversion MultiSite for enterprise class scalability, availability and performance. As a part of WANdisco's portfolio of solutions, SmartSVN will be backed with the same 24-by-7 global support currently offered for uberSVN, TortoiseSVN and Subversion.

Designed uniquely to benefit Subversion end-users and system administrators, SmartSVN's user interface provides all members of a development team with a customizable overview of the most important files (e.g. conflicting, modified or missing) in their project while simplifying common activities.

SmartSVN provides:

  • Complete platform independence with versions available for Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS X.
  • A rich set of features that takes full advantage of Subversion's capabilities and eliminates the need for external tools.
  • A customizable user interface.
  • Extensive file comparison and merge utilities.
  • Global customer support and training.

Pricing and Availability

SmartSVN is available for purchase and download at SmartSVN support is available as a bundle on selected products. WANdisco will offer SmartSVN for US $50 per license (for 1-4 licenses) including one year of support, cutting previous pricing by half. Extended pricing is available for enterprise purchases.

SmartSVN is currently available in three editions:

  • SmartSVN Foundation – available at no charge with 30 days of professional support.
  • SmartSVN Professional – licensed on a per-user basis, SmartSVN Professional is available for 30 days at no charge with 30 days of professional support, or as a paid license that includes one year of support.
  • SmartSVN Enterprise – the enterprise-class version of SmartSVN is designed for larger deployments. Licenses are granted for an entire organization, with no limit on the number of users.

About Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software. For more information, please visit:

Subversion and the Subversion logo are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications