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Hosted Exchange

Hosted Exchange offers a robust, hosted, outsourced and fully managed implementation of Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Located within the Internet Solutions’ Data Centre, the service incorporates a range of security, content and management features in addition to a redundant network infrastructure system and the best engineering staff in the country.  If you are interested in having your mail server hosted contact Cyber Connect on 011-781 8014


An overview of our Hosted Exchange Service:

  • Fully Outsourced Enterprise Email Hosted Exchange logo
  • Web based Provisioning
  • Free ActiveSync License for wireless synchronisation
  • Email Anywhere via Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  • McAfee Mail Firewall
  • 5 Anti-Virus Engines scanning email
  • SPAM Filtering
  • 99.9% uptime
  • 24 Hour Support
  • IS Mercury © for non-windows compliant mobile devices available

The Hosted Exchange offering comprises two services, either Premium or Lite, depending on your requirements. Within your organisation, you may have a mix of the services, some Lite, and some Premium. The features for these services are detailed below.

Hosted Exchange

Feature

Description

Exchange
Lite

Exchange Premium

Hosted Exchange

First in the World Deployment of HMC 3.5: Hosted Exchange 2006

YES

YES

Mobility

ActiveSync enabled backend- free licensing

YES

YES

Web Portal

Users can access their mail via HTTP using Outlook Web Access (OWA). Textualised versions for low bandwidth connections are available through Outlook Mobile Access (OMA) from any Internet connection.

YES

YES

Mail delivery

Mail Delivery via POP3 or IMAP 4

YES

YES

 

Synchronisation via MAPI (piped through HTTPS if using OWA web client)

 

YES

Global Address List

Users gain access to the entire organisation address list

 

YES

Calendar

Store and access appointments, with full view on other users in the organisation, set up appointments and view free/busy time of colleagues.

 

YES

Tasks

User use Exchange to manage their tasks and reminders.

 

YES

Storage options

Variable storage plans per user up to 1 GB mailboxes.

YES

YES

Security Redundant firewalls; MS Active Directory for authentication; and the secure web access protected by SSL certificates.

YES

YES

Anti Virus

All external mail inspected via McAfee running on Mail Marshal Sybari’s Antigen Anti-Virus for protection of mail on Exchange.

YES

YES

Anti spam

Mail Marshal anti spam can be enabled to filter spam messages.

YES

YES

Support

 

IS’ call centre: 24 hours per day, 365 days per year for technical contacts.

YES

YES

Monitoring

 

Advanced monitoring through Microsoft Operations Management (MOM) software is performed on all servers along with notification of any issues.

YES



 

secure email Cost benefits: Lower your operating costs and IT capital expenditure with Hosted Exchange. Deploying a fully-fledged Exchange system in-house is capital and labour intensive. Hosted Exchange is an outsourced system that mitigates the need for all Capex.  It also eliminates administrative and technical burdens on IT staff, allowing them to focus on core technology issues.

Mobile workers: Increasingly, Information workers are away from the confines of their desktop. Sales and service staff are great examples of the mobile information worker.  Using laptops / Windows Mobile enabled devices (PocketPc or SmartPhone) with ActiveSync installed; workers are free to roam within the coverage of their wireless connectivity (3G, Edge GPRS, GPRS, WiFi and soon, WiMax). Users can therefore work from home, abroad, on the road, at customer sites, airports, and so on.  Internet Solutions Hosted Exchange offers this not only at the lowest TCO but also provides the highest ROI through increased productivity.  For deeper understanding, ask your Account Manager the for 2-page primer on Hosted Exchange’s Email Anywhere, Anytime.

Security & Stability: The Hosted Exchange environment was built on a foundation of secure and redundant systems, all of which are managed by the best engineers in the country. Firewalls, back-up devices, content inspection systems and fail-over hardware are some of the features that enable Application Solutions to provide a fault-tolerant and secure service.  For storage, there is a world class fibre optic Storage Area Network (SAN).

Easy Administration: Provisioning is handled via a browser, which permits remote management of user mailboxes. All Administrative tasks can be completed online, including: creating and deleting users, assigning service plans and storage limits.

Pricing

 

Feature

Description

Cost

Hosted Exchange Lite

Hosted Exchange 2006
Mail Delivery via POP3 or IMAP
Webmail access via OWA
Anti Virus and Spam Filtering

R49 per user per month

Hosted Exchange Premium

Hosted Exchange 2006
Mail delivery via POP3, IMAP and MAPI over HTTPS – Full synchronisation between client machine and server Full Calendaring and Global Address Lists (GAL)
Webmail access via OWA
Anti Virus and Spam Filtering

R79 per user per month

Storage Costs

Per GB or part thereof, summed across all users allocated storage

R75 per month

Configuration

Once off set up

R3,500



Please Note:

 

  • All prices are quoted in ZAR, exclude VAT and are subject to Terms and Conditions.
  • The contract period for the pricing quoted above is 12 months.
  • Minimum of 10 users.