LightEdge Solutions Launches Hosted Service for BlackBerry Solution
Service will enable employees of small and medium-sized businesses to securely access hosted Microsoft® Exchange data on BlackBerry smartphones
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 6, 2008 — LightEdge Solutions, a leading provider of managed business services, today announced the general availability of its hosted service for the BlackBerry solution that extends the deliverability of LightEdge’s Hosted Microsoft Exchange service. The service will allow organizations utilizing the LightEdge Hosted Exchange environment to securely send and receive data using LightEdge’s new-hosted BlackBerry® Enterprise Server offering.
Customers utilizing the hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server offering from LightEdge will be able to conveniently access their Hosted Exchange environment including e-mail, attachments, tasks, notes and calendar events, at any time from anywhere. Any changes, updates or deletions made from a BlackBerry smartphone will be updated immediately and synchronized with the Hosted Exchange server, resulting in an integrated extension of the productivity tools used in the office.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server provides a bridge between an organization’s secure internal environment and BlackBerry smartphones. All messages and data exchanged between BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry smartphones are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Additional security is provided through IT policies that include password protecting the handset, resetting passwords, enabling lockouts after a specified period of idle time and performing remote locks or data wipes if the device is lost or stolen.
“With the pace of business today, mobile communication is becoming a necessity for businesses of all sizes, however it has been too expensive and time-consuming for businesses with no internal IT resources to deploy a truly scalable and secure internal platform,” said Jim Masterson, chairman and CEO of LightEdge Solutions. “By integrating a BlackBerry Enterprise Server with our existing Microsoft Exchange environment we can now offer our customers a hosted solution that provides the best of all worlds – a communication package that allows employees to be productive both in and out of the office, while ensuring the security and integrity of valuable business information.”
BlackBerry Enterprise Server integration is just one of the many ways that LightEdge Solutions is continuing to fulfill the vision of integrating the technologies related to voice, data and IT to better meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s 2008 launch plan includes several other new hosted and managed services that will help business owners increase productivity, improve accessibility and reduce costs without time-consuming and expensive internal IT work.
About LightEdge Solutions
LightEdge Solutions empowers businesses to be productive, mobile and effective with managed voice and data services delivered through a multi-homed, Cisco Powered Network data center environment. By out-tasking voice, data and IT services, small and medium-sized businesses are able to realize unparalleled scalability and reliability with a lower total cost of ownership and reduced administration. LightEdge Solutions® is a registered trademark of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.
LightEdge Solutions®, the LightEdge Solutions logo and Scale-on-Demand™ are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of LightEdge Solutions, Inc. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
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