Customers Can Continue to Use BlackBerry Devices for Email with Microsoft Exchange and Still Comply with Government Security Regulations
Campbell, CA – August 5, 2010 – MailSite Software Inc. today announced that BlackBerry users in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates can continue to get their email using AstraSync after the ban and still comply with local government security regulations.
AstraSync is a popular BlackBerry software application that automatically synchronizes email, calendars and contacts over-the-air without the need for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, a BlackBerry Internet Service account or a BlackBerry data plan. AstraSync uses the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® protocol and works seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange® and MailSite Fusion. AstraSync makes the BlackBerry operate in the same way as an Apple iPhone or Google Android device.
John Davies, President and CEO of MailSite, said “we are pleased to provide BlackBerry users in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a solution that allows them to continue to use their handsets. BlackBerry smartphones are the most productive devices for managing email, calendar and contacts, and with AstraSync users do not have to switch to an iPhone or to Android”.
AstraSync works by connecting the BlackBerry device directly to the email server through a standard TCP HTTP connection. AstraSync works with a standard TCP data plan and does not require a BlackBerry data plan provisioned on the device. AstraSync makes the BlackBerry work exactly like an Apple iPhone or a Google Android device. AstraSync uses the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to make the HTTP connection and uses industry standard SSL security to encrypt the data between the device and the destination email server.
A seven day evaluation license is available on the AstraSync website. Customers can also purchase a license directly from the website or can call or email the AstraSync sales team: http://www.astrasync.com
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