Email hosting has become one of the most commonly used forms of communication technology in the industry, as providers allow for premium e-mail services along with custom configurations and a large number of accounts. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest email hosting news. Here are a few highlights:
We’ve lived in a world where everyone has told us to remain constantly on top of all the latest and greatest in technology. It’s logical to move to a new system, right? This isn’t always the case.
According to The Tech Republic, 87 percent of organizations currently using Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange 2003 for email hosting are reluctant to migrate to Microsoft Exchange 2007, mostly because of its reputation for being a flimsy piece of software that no one really wants to touch even with a 20-foot pole. Ok, so what about Microsoft Exchange 2010?
While Exchange 2010 offers much broader features that allow email hosting companies to scale up, people don't seem to be taking kindly to its new architecture. It all boils down to more components in the middle tier of the software that exchanges data with the mailbox. Third-party applications, unlike in Exchange 2007, no longer can interact with the mailbox as fluidly as they’ve done. At this point, they have to communicate with Exchange components first.
F5, a company that specializes in developing solutions for increased IT productivity, came up with an idea that might just help businesses make the step to move on. F5 Architecture Design for Microsoft Exchange has come as a result of conferences and analyses that have led the company to the ideal method of deployment for companies that wish to upgrade their email hosting platforms.
For more on F5’s email hosting capabilities, click here.
Almost all companies are depending on e-mail when it comes to sharing files, personal information, and other details related to strategic actions. However, security of such e-mails is not really taken care of. This fact has been highlighted in a new survey data, released by PhoneFactor (News - Alert), regarding the vulnerability of company e-mail systems.
The survey highlights that organizations clearly understand the risk they face regarding remote access to company e-mail as well as the importance of securing it. However, a large majority do not feel confident that they have enough protections in place.
According to survey results, about 80 percent of respondents use only username and password to protect their e-mail communication from attackers. Seventy-four percent of respondents were either “not at all confident” or only “somewhat confident” that their existing security protections are sufficient to avoid an attacker from penetrating their company e-mail system. Eighty percent of the surveyed people said that an attacker can easily access at least some users’ accounts if they obtain employee’s username and password.
In other email hosting news this week, data management and storage technologies expert, Tarmin Inc., recently won two Storage Industry Awards for its GridBank Data Management Platform at an awards function in London this month.
The company’s flagship GridBank solution was dubbed Product of the Year in the “Email Archiving and Compliance” and “Storage Monitoring” categories.
Shahbaz Ali, president and CEO at Tarmin, said these accomplishments establish the company’s growing reputation as a leader in the exciting fields of storing big data, controlling risk and understanding information.
For more email hosting news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.