Apptix Introduces Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple

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Offering provides native Microsoft Exchange integration and functionality for iPad, iPhone and other Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard devices

This solution is only the latest in our ongoing effort to be the leading provider of hosted Exchange for Apple users

Apptix (OSE: APP), the leading provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange email, Microsoft SharePoint and VoIP services for businesses worldwide, announced today the launch of Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple, a new hosted offering that provides native integration of Apple-based communications applications with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The service provides full business-class Exchange support for all Macintosh® computers running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard® operating system software (or better). ActiveSync mobile service is also included with each Exchange mailbox for use with the soon-to-be launched Apple iPad™ as well as any Apple iPhone® or Apple iPod® Touch (with Wi-Fi access) mobile digital devices.

“This solution is only the latest in our ongoing effort to be the leading provider of hosted Exchange for Apple users,” said James Bond, Vice President of Software & Product Development for Apptix. “Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple gives our customers all the features and functionality of hosted Microsoft Exchange, but without the need for software outside of native Mac applications. Our customers can now use Apple Mail, Apple iCal®, Apple Address Book applications and other device-specific applications to collaborate with colleagues and partners while enjoying the same benefits as PC users when it comes to Microsoft Exchange, all at a lower price point.”

Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple makes it easier for organizations of all sizes, from home offices to enterprises, to integrate Mac® users into their existing IT structure. The service allows IT departments to easily oversee mixed PC and Mac shops without forcing standardization on end-users and dramatically lowers the cost of including Apple devices in a corporate communications plan.

Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple includes:

  •     Full functionality of Microsoft Exchange 2007
  •     Full support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s Apple Mail, iCal, and Address Book applications
  •     All the features of Exchange on Mac devices without additional applications (i.e., Microsoft Entourage, etc.)
  •     Web-based access to email, calendar and contacts
  •     128-bit SSL encrypted communications
  •     Premium anti-virus and anti-spam protection
  •     ActiveSync included for email, calendar, and contact synchronizing with Apple mobile devices including the iPhone, iPod, and iPad

Apple iPad Support
Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple will fully support hosted Exchange natively on Apple’s forthcoming iPad. iPad Mail, Calendar and Address Book are supported by Apptix’s service, giving users a singular mailbox that they can access from all of their Apple devices, whether iPad, iPhone, MacBook or Mac desktop.

Apptix Hosted Exchange for Apple is priced at $2.95 for a 1 GB Exchange mailbox account. For more information, please visit Apptix Hosted Exchange for iPad.

About Apptix
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Apptix (OSE: APP) is the leading provider of business-class hosted email, voice, and collaboration services for 200,000 users worldwide. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix and its MailStreet subsidiary offer a variety of communications and IT services including: Microsoft Exchange plus Outlook Voice Access; VoIP; Microsoft SharePoint; Web conferencing and secure Instant Message and Presence via Microsoft Office Communications Server R2; Online Backup by EMC's Mozy; mobile email (including BlackBerry, Palm, Android, Windows Mobile, and iPhone); compliant archiving; and a Web presence solution that includes domain registration, DNS hosting, and Website hosting. Apptix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Hosting and Application Services. Apptix is recognized as one of the CRN 2009 & 2008 Fast Growth 100, Deloitte's 2009 & 2008 North American Technology Fast 500, Software Magazine's 2009 & 2008 Software 500, Washington Business Journal 2009 & 2008 Fastest Growing Companies, as a finalist in the Customer Service and Product Departments categories for the 2009 American Business Awards (Stevie Awards), and as a 2009 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Awards finalist in the Unified Communications Solutions category.
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