Intermedia Removes Barrier Between Work and Play with Secure Enterprise Email on the iPhone 2.0
Leader in Business Email Supports Hosted Microsoft Exchange on iPhone with the Addition of ActiveSync
New York, NY (June 9, 2008) - Intermedia, the worldwide leader in business email services, today announced immediate support for business email and collaboration features on the iPhone 2.0 software, through the addition of ActiveSync capability. Available upon the launch of iPhone 2.0, iPhone users, with Intermedia’s cost effective and hassle-free hosting services, will be able to access all of Microsoft Exchange’s rich, productive and secure mobile features through the iPhone, including always-synced email, calendars, contacts and more.
For businesses, the addition of ActiveSync to the iPhone means increased security. iPhone users, eager to use just one device for work and home, have previously accessed their corporate email through IMAP/POP3 functionality and by doing so have compromised corporate security through an insecure connection. By instead accessing corporate email via Exchange through ActiveSync capability, businesses can rest assured that their information is synced securely. In addition, ActiveSync enables remote wiping, which allows the administrator to remotely erase all corporate email or data should the device be lost or stolen.
“Data security is a serious concern for all businesses,” said Danny Essner, Director of Marketing for Intermedia. “Our extreme focus on protecting our clients from any email security risks is a primary reason why customers choose Intermedia, and we are happy that we can now also provide a secure solution for iPhone users through hosted Exchange and ActiveSync.”
While Apple products have traditionally been considered consumer-oriented, Apple enthusiasts have always been eager to integrate products such as the iPhone into their business lives. According to leading IT analyst firm IDC, the sale of converged mobile devices, such as smartphones with entertainment-oriented features, will grow from 7.3 million units in 2005 to 63 million in 2010 – a 763% increase in just five years. Now, with hosted access to Microsoft Exchange from Intermedia, and the addition of ActiveSync to the iPhone 2.0, users can easily set up just one device for work and play.
Intermedia offers hosted Microsoft Exchange plans, now completely compatible with the iPhone, for small to midsized business with 3 to 1,000 employees. Users can quickly and easily access full Exchange collaboration capabilities on the iPhone by activating ActiveSync through their HostPilot™ control panel. To learn more about Exchange access on the iPhone, please visit http://www.Intermedia.net/iPhone.
Businesses looking for a more cost-effective and manageable solution for enterprise-class email and collaboration solutions through Microsoft Exchange, should visit Intermedia’s Web site at http://www.Intermedia.net/Exchange.