REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:BVSN), a leading provider of e-business and engagement management solutions, today announced its position as a "Social Business Rising Star" in the Experton Group's Social Business Vendor Benchmark 2014 report. BroadVision earned recognition in this report for the Clearvale® enterprise social networking solution based on its functional scope, extensibility, go-to-market strategy, and customer target segment approach. "Clearvale has enormous development potential based on in-depth social business knowledge and integration layers, which are essential for professional use cases. BroadVision takes great efforts in the development of Clearvale and includes an option to connect via a German data center and therefore matches German security concerns quite well," said Heiko Henkes, Manager Advisor at Experton Group AG. According to Experton's report, the market for social business for communication and collaboration outpaces cloud computing as an IT and business driver in Germany with a compound annual growth rate of 50 percent by 2016. To meet the demands of this growing market, BroadVision has created new cloud hosting options which allow various instances of Clearvale to be hosted in-country through a secure environment to fulfill requirements related to data control and security for Germany and German-speaking countries. With these options customers have total control over their data and its location while still retaining the flexibility of a cloud-based solution. "BroadVision is proud to be named a 'Social Business Rising Star' by the Experton Group. We believe this distinction further affirms our continued momentum for Clearvale across the globe," said Ian Heggs, EMEA Director Business Operations at BroadVision. "This award validates how Clearvale is helping bring businesses even closer together to improve communication by creating an environment for which users can collaborate seamlessly and securely." Clearvale is a social platform of engagement where employees, customers, and partners can share expertise and content, enhance business agility through increased communication and collaboration, and track accountability in the network, business processes, and sources of knowledge.