Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple Launched
Apptix recently announced the launch of Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple a new hosted offering that provides native integration of Apple-based communications applications with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
The service provides full business-class Exchange support for all Macintosh computers running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system software (or better). ActiveSync mobile service is also included with each Exchange mailbox for use with the soon-to-be launched Apple iPad as well as any Apple iPhone or Apple iPod Touch (with Wi-Fi access) mobile digital devices.
"This solution is only the latest in our ongoing effort to be the leading provider of hosted Exchange for Apple users," said James Bond, vice president of software & product development for Apptix. "Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple gives our customers all the features and functionality of hosted Microsoft Exchange, but without the need for software outside of native Mac applications. Our customers can now use Apple Mail, Apple iCal, Apple Address Book applications and other device-specific applications to collaborate with colleagues and partners while enjoying the same benefits as PC users when it comes to Microsoft Exchange, all at a lower price point."
Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple makes it easier for organizations to integrate Mac users into their IT structure. The service allows IT departments to easily oversee mixed PC and Mac shops without forcing standardization on end-users and dramatically lowers the cost of including Apple devices in a corporate communications plan.
In addition to supporting Snow Leopard's applications, users will get all of the features of Exchange on Mac devices, including Microsoft Entourage and Web-based access to e-mail, calendars and contacts. The Hosted Exchange for Apple operates a 128-bit SSL encrypted communications and provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection.
Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple is priced at $2.95 for a 1 GB Exchange mailbox account.
Alice Straight is a unified communications editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Alice Straight