Kerio offers secure alternative for mobile email access

By | November 7, 2006

Kerio Technologies, a specialist in secure Internet software for small and medium sized businesses, has released a new version of Kerio MailServer that offers Direct Push email for Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs. Users will be able to wirelessly synchronise their email messages, calendar data, contacts, and tasks in their Kerio MailServer account with a Microsoft Windows Mobile-based device.

“Mobile email can be both complicated and expensive for the average small business owner to deploy,” says David Ferris, president and senior analyst at Ferris Research. “Most secure mobile email solutions require a groupware server, usually combined with another expensive middleware server.”

“I want small and medium sized businesses to benefit from mobile email, mobile calendar, and mobile contacts just like large corporations do,” says Martin Viktora, from Kerio Technologies. “Kerio MailServer takes Microsoft Exchange out of the equation when it comes to delivering push email or looking up contacts in Global Address List with a handheld device connecting wirelessly.”

Support for mobile email in Kerio MailServer 6.3 is fully transparent and does not require users to install any additional software on their mobile devices. Likewise, Kerio MailServer does not require any additional third-party middleware to push email, contacts and calendars to mobile users.

Kerio also addresses a big worry of IT administrators – lost cell phones and a potential loss or leak of private company data.

“We constantly see people losing their phones,“ says Skye Quin, Sales Director of QBS Software, a Kerio Business Partner based in London, “We really need to address the problem of how to remotely delete company data from their phones after such incidents.”

Kerio MailServer supports Remote Wipe allowing administrators to simply delete all data from a particular smartphone linked to a company mail server. As Remote Wipe is not available in older Windows Mobile phones, Kerio MailServer 6.3 offers its own alternative solution for older devices that allows administrators to push alternate empty mailbox data to the phone, therefore erasing all emails and groupware information.

Kerio MailServer supports all Windows Mobile smartphones and devices such as the Palm Treo 700w and Motorola Q offered by Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile‘s SDA, and other OEM phones offered by Cingular, Sprint, Orange and O2.

Kerio MailServer supports over-the-air synchronisation for all versions of Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system developed for PDAs and smartphones including Windows Mobile 2002/2003/2003SE and the newest Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU2 as well as Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition and SmartPhone Edition of Microsoft Windows Mobile.

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