Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, today announced the availability of new compliance upgrades for its hosted Microsoft Exchange service. The optional add-ons to Hostway Hosted Exchange – including archiving and retention, encryption and Active Directory sync – are designed to reduce the risk of email-related data breaches, facilitate audits in the event of company litigation, and protect organizations against email compliance penalties such as a recent $1.8 million fine imposed on the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for a violation of HIPAA regulations.
The need for these added email protections will be discussed from 1-2 pm CDT on July 26 in a free webinar titled “Corporate Email – A Risky Business Without Security.”
With one in five outgoing email messages containing content that poses a legal, financial or regulatory risk, the new upgrade options for Hostway Hosted Exchange provide critical compliance support for regulations ranging from SOX, GLBA and HIPAA to US SEC Rule 17a and new electronic discovery rules for litigation. The new add-ons for Hostway Hosted Exchange include:
- Compliant email archiving and retention, allowing businesses to safely preserve and find mission-critical emails affected by compliance regulations. Businesses can set various rules dictating timeframes for emails to be archived, deleted or moved.
- Advanced email encryption, which encrypts emails at the desktop to prevent confidential information from being read by anyone other than the intended recipient. Hostway enforces email encryption based on pre-defined policies; meets or exceeds various industry standards for encryption and digital signatures; and allows encrypted emails to be read on desktop or mobile devices by any authorized recipient.
- Active Directory synchronization, enabling Administrators to centrally modify Exchange mailboxes, user permissions and other personally identifiable employee data and sync the information between on-premise AD servers and Hostway’s hosted Exchange Active Directory servers. This feature supports compliance by keeping employee directories, databases and user permissions up to date.
These upgrade options are available individually or as a complete package, depending on the organization’s needs.
“Companies facing stolen data are looking at considerable costs in terms of fines and customer attrition. Firms that aren’t actively working to meet compliance regulations are setting themselves up for serious problems,” said Aaron Hollobaugh, vice president of marketing & communications for Hostway. “Our Hosted Exchange upgrade provides clients with a new layer of security and functionality that is simple to implement, cost-effective when compared to the potential risks, and capable of boosting operational efficiency by allowing user accounts to be updated and terminated very quickly.”
A free 60-day trial for the complete Hostway Hosted Exchange compliant-ready upgrade package is being offered to all customers who sign up within 90 days. For more information and non-promotional pricing, call 866-467-8929 or visit http://www.hostway.com/hosted-exchange/compliant-ready-email.html, and provide PROMO CODE: FREE60PR.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in cloud, managed, and hybrid cloud hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. The company services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and IaaS providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and its commitment to providing SMBs and large enterprises with cost-effective business solutions. Core products include managed hosting, cloud hosting, hybrid hosting, and email and applications.