First continuity service for BlackBerry email
Mimecast, provider of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity services, has joined the BlackBerry Alliance Program.
The move follows the recent launch of Mimecast Services for BlackBerry smartphones.
The company claims the new service is the first to enable IT managers to provide uninterrupted email access to BlackBerry smartphone users in the event of in the event of scheduled or unplanned mail server outages or connectivity failures.
In their range of continuity choices for the BlackBerry, businesses had limited choices till now, relying on SaaS services that require the availability of BlackBerry Enterprise Server or server replication solutions.
Mimecast founder and CEO Peter Bauer said the company’s research recently revealed that just 44% of businesses with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server have any continuity strategy for the service.
In Mimecast’s existing range of email disaster recovery services, Mimecast Services for BlackBerry is the first extension to mobile devices.