RIM Offers Free SMB Server Software

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 17, 2010

RIM has introduced the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Express at Mobile World Congress. The new server software is designed for smaller companies that want enterprise-grade security. According to the news report on Enterprise Mobile Today, RIM wants to assist mobile managers burdened with increased employee requests to connect their personal BlackBerry smartphones to their corporate infrastructure.

The new software gives smaller businesses smartphone security without paying enterprise-level costs.

"BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express works with Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2007 and 2003 and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and 2003 to provide users with secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks, as well as other business applications and enterprise systems behind the firewall.

"The slimmed down version of BES comes at a time when RIM has been more aggressively courting the consumer market in its fierce battle with competing rivals in the mobile device market, namely Apple, whose iPhone has been making inroads in the enterprise."

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