Thus Launches Virtual Mail Hosting Solution

Thus has launched Virtual Dedicated Exchange, a network-based electronic mail hosting solution. This innovative product provides a secure and reliable tool for businesses to manage critical messaging and collaboration systems more economically than companies running their own individual mail hosting services.

Virtual Dedicated Exchange offers organisations all the benefits of a dedicated exchange based system without the high install costs or the need to worry about constantly upgrading hard and software. In addition, the system is protected by the highest level of security to minimise the threat from viruses and the disruption caused by spam, allowing companies to focus on their core business

Through the Virtual Dedicated Exchange, customers can design, implement and manage a scalable email solution that stores, and organises messages and enables effective mobile messaging. It can reduce the costs and complexity of the existing email infrastructure and can be deployed quickly without any up front capital investment while fully meeting regulatory and corporate compliance requirements and policies.

The fully managed service ensures high availability, performance and security, all backed up by Service Level Agreements giving clients peace of mind that their business critical messaging and collaborative working systems are always on and always reliable. It supports a wide range of mobile devices including BlackBerry, and is supported by a password protected web interface providing messaging and calendar options, usable even if the primary email service becomes unavailable.

Phil Male, Chief Operating Officer at THUS plc said: “It makes sense for companies to outsource email messaging services. It saves time and money by removing the need for hiring experts, buying hardware and licensing software. Secure, always on and available through a wide variety of devices, Virtual Dedicated Exchange delivers what businesses require. It ensures that the customer’s time is spent on its core business and not on managing email systems.”

Virtual Dedicated Server is a fully managed business-class hosted mail solution utilising Microsoft Exchange. The service is scalable but comes with a standard 50GB storage capacity and additional features such as archiving and data encryption. A three server configuration supports up to 1000 mail boxes and Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering helps ensure that no mail is lost or bounced unnecessarily. The service is charged per mailbox.