Do you wonder what is Hosted Exchange? Hosted Exchange is a service in the telecommunications industry which is offered by internet service providers (ISP). In hosted exchange model, the providers create an instance of Microsoft Exchange and host it in their secure data facility. They will create email boxes as well as allow some space for you on their server. The clients can use this space to store their data online. The management and uptime of the Microsoft Exchange is the responsibility of the provider. The benefit of hosted exchange server is that the clients can access their emails, address book, calendars, task management and documents from anywhere and anytime. Clients will not have the headaches of managing their own Microsoft Server for this application.
Nowadays, the emails can automatically be routed to a laptop or mobile phone devices through push technology. The hosted exchange solution can boost the productivity of a company through advanced features like syncing all the emails, files, schedules and contacts among all the devices from Smartphones to the computer systems. With hosted exchange, the business calendars or files can be shared with all the employees at once. The employees can easily access the centralized files on Microsoft Exchange, so, it will surely save time and money for the business.
What is Hosted Exchange
Hosted Exchange was designed for optimal security and privacy, with a variety of features at both the server and mailbox level. Some Hosted Exchange Servers use Kerberos authentication, a network security protocol that provides mutual authentication for a network connection. Additional security protocol support includes Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME), enabling users to digitally sign and encrypt emails and attachments or to access their mailboxes securely, without a VPN connection, when working outside company firewalls. Anti-spam features include support of real-time Safe and Block lists and both server-side and client-side message filtering in your email tool to help reduce the amount of unsolicited junk e-mail messages.
Hosted Exchange also includes rich features for personal, group, and resource scheduling that integrates with email, contacts, and tasks. Users of hosted exchange can share their calendar information with others and view multiple calendars simultaneously to send meeting requests for shared open times. Recipients can decline or propose a different time, or accept and have the meeting automatically entered in their calendars. Schedules for shared resources like conference rooms and projectors may also be incorporated. Hosted Exchange offers the ability to create and assign tasks and can be integrated with email notification and scheduling for basic project management and personal time management. Users can track progress as a task moves from active to complete to overdue while managing status through various criteria like the person responsible and the category.
Hosted Exchange stores contacts in the company directory (Global Address List or GAL) and centrally maintained for sharing throughout the organization and can be downloaded to your email managing program and synchronized for access from an email access server. Distribution lists also can be centrally shared and maintained to facilitate communication to groups such as departments or customer lists.
Hosted Exchange is a good idea for companies who are looking to not be in the management of this application.
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