Mailtrust Adds iPhone Support for Hosted Exchange Customers
Leader in Hosted Business-Class Email Offers Wireless Synchronization Between the iPhone and Hosted Microsoft Exchange
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Mailtrust[TM], a leading business-email specialist and a division of Rackspace[R] Hosting, today announced its support for wireless synchronization of data for the iPhone 2.0 software. Mailtrust’s Hosted Exchange 2007 solution already supports ActiveSync for Windows Mobile devices, and will now offer that same functionality, including push email, calendaring and contacts for the iPhone. As a trusted provider of hosted business-class email, Mailtrust’s ability to sync with the new iPhone 2.0 software creates a powerful and reliable mobile email solution for serious business users today.
“Mobile device support, once a luxury for messaging users, is now an absolute necessity,” said Daniel Golding, vice president and research director, Tier1 Research, a division of The 451 Group. “Support for the top devices – RIM Blackberry and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile – have been vital for managed messaging providers to achieve a foothold in the highly competitive and demanding enterprise messaging segment. The Apple iPhone, while originally envisioned as a personal device, has morphed into a powerful enterprise smartphone with its latest software and hardware releases. Tier1 expects significant enterprise iPhone adoption, making managed messaging provider support for the Apple smartphone a sharp move.”
For Hosted Exchange customers, secure push communication has never been easier. Exchange Active Sync maintains a secured connection between the Exchange Server and the iPhone so that when a new email message or meeting invitation arrives, the iPhone is immediately updated. By adding iPhone support, Mailtrust provides its users with the mobile support that enable them to compete in today’s 24×7 business climate.
Mailtrust is already a leader in mobile messaging and synchronization, with more than 800,000 users having some form of mobile access to either Hosted Exchange or Noteworthy[R], a business-class alternative to Microsoft Exchange. Whether using a Windows Mobile device, Blackberry, the new iPhone, or some other form of mobile device, Mailtrust customers benefit from hosting their critical business email on a strong, reliable hosting infrastructure.
“Our mission is to take the email headache away from our customers and allow them to focus on their company’s business, not email issues. With our support of the iPhone, we are extending this commitment to our users and continue to offer them the best hosted email choices available,” said Pat Matthews, president of Mailtrust. “With Mailtrust’s solution, the most anticipated mobile device in the market can now be fully integrated with the number one business class email solution available, and backed by Mailtrust’s service experts 24×7.”
Current Mailtrust customers with a Hosted Exchange 2007 account can download and install the new firmware now that Apple made the software available to consumers at large last Friday. In addition, Mailtrust is currently developing options to sync the iPhone with its Noteworthy platform.
Mailtrust[TM], a division of Rackspace, provides more than 100,000 small, medium, and geographically dispersed companies with business-class email hosting. The company manages and maintains the email service and hosting infrastructure, freeing up IT resources and eliminating the need for customers to purchase email-related hardware, software, and security services. The company’s mission critical email systems are housed in Rackspace’s carrier-grade data centers to help ensure uptime. Founded in 1999, and acquired by Rackspace in 2007, Mailtrust is headquartered in Blacksburg. To learn more, please visit www.mailtrust.com.
About Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace Hosting delivers hosted IT systems and computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers choose Rackspace for its hosting specialization and expertise, backed by the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support[R]. Customers can receive benefits such as higher quality, lower cost and better performance from Rackspace’s vast knowledge of industry best-practices. Because Rackspace removes the burden of IT systems maintenance and management, customers can focus on key areas that differentiate their business. Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for, ranking number 32 on the 2008 list. For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit www.rackspace.com or call 800-961-2888.
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