Moving from an on-premise email system (a typical client/server model) to a cloud-based option (hosted Exchange) has a wealth of benefits, including saving money by eliminating the cost of buying, updated and supporting hardware, while lowering licensing costs; reducing IT management and support needs by letting us do it for you; and increasing productivity with real-time mobile access to email, calendars and contacts.
The included hosted ActiveSync service* gives your staff access to their email, contacts and calendar from virtually any smartphone, including iOS, Android and Windows** devices.
And since ActiveSync’s real-time wireless synchronization keeps devices constantly synced and updated with the latest data, there’s no need to manually refresh or wait for emails to come through. The simple mobile-optimized interface makes it easy to do more from your device, like viewing attachments, accepting/declining meetings, adding alerts and more.
In addition, Outlook Web Access (OWA) allows you to access your email account from any computer through a Web browser, meaning your account is always at your fingertips.
*Requires an app on your mobile device capable of connecting to Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Many are commercially available for download. Please see your wireless provider for details.
**Blackberry synchronization is offered as an upgrade for $9.99 per device/mo
Hosted Exchange comes with built-in anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-phishing and filtering capabilities to help eliminate threats. The spam e-mail filter disables harmful links within emails, protecting employees from clicking on threatening content, while the anti-virus system scans attachments for dangerous files. And it’s all kept up to date with automatic software security patches.
With Hosted Exchange you can also send encrypted messages, a feature that has been developed using trusted industry standards including public key infrastructure (PKI), digital certificates (X.509) and Secure / Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME).
With CenturyLink you’re connected to the cloud via redundant 1Gbps network segments at our geographically distributed data centers with continuous data backup, leading disaster recovery capabilities and 99.99% availability.
Integrated productivity features enable employees to work smarter, not harder. Scheduling meetings is a snap when co-workers can view each other’s availability, propose new meeting times and book open meeting rooms. Keep workflows running smoothly with shared task lists that can be created, assigned and shared with team members, while shared contact lists prevent important contact information from being lost.
Employees can stay organized with advanced search capabilities like filtering emails by date, sender, size, status and more, while users can automatically move emails to folders based on custom rules.
Let employees modify how they interact with their email by choosing how to group their messages (e.g., by conversation, by date, etc.), selecting a different “out of office” message for coworkers versus people outside the organization and other advanced customization features.