Allows IT managers to provide uninterrupted email access to users during server downtime
Mimecast, a unified email management company offering SaaS-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, has launched Continuity Services for the BlackBerry wireless offering.
The company claims that the new service enables enterprise IT managers to provide uninterrupted email access to BlackBerry smartphone users in the event of a Microsoft Exchange outage, a BlackBerry Enterprise Server failure and Research in Motion infrastructure downtime.
The new service bypasses the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and communicates directly with the handset from the cloud, ensuring that mobile workers can remain connected during server downtime. Whether operating in standard or continuity mode, it ensures email security, data loss prevention and archiving policies at all times, Mimecast said.
Mimecast Continuity Services for the BlackBerry Wireless Solution is the first extension of the company’s existing range of email disaster recovery services to mobile devices.
Peter Bauer, founder and CEO of Mimecast, said: “Our own research recently revealed that just 36% of UK companies had a proper email continuity strategy, despite 97% of written business communication being over email.
“With the BlackBerry solution established in an ever growing number of IT departments, extending business critical email continuity to BlackBerry devices has become an essential requirement.”