Nokia today announced expanded support within its Intellisync Device Management solution for managing Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync settings on the Nokia Eseries device range -- the Nokia E50, Nokia E60, Nokia E61, Nokia E62 and Nokia E70 -- based on S60 3rd edition and Symbian OS, and Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices, such as Palm Treo 700W and Motorola Q. With the Intellisync Device Management solution, an IT administrator can now centrally configure and manage mobile email, calendar and contact settings on Nokia Eseries and Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices over the air, taking the burden of manually configuring each device with the correct Exchange Server settings off employees and the IT help-desk. This new capability will be an essential tool in large scale enterprise Exchange ActiveSync email deployments.
Exchange ActiveSync is a Microsoft protocol for wireless push email and calendar/contacts synchronization between mobile devices and Microsoft Exchange server. The Nokia implementation of the Microsoft ExchangeActiveSync protocol is through a device client called 'Mail for Exchange,' developed exclusively for Nokia Eseries mobile devices. The Exchange ActiveSync settings management for Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices utilizes the Intellisync Mobile Suite client. The Mail for Exchange solution enables the wireless synchronization of email, calendar and contact data from compatible Microsoft Exchange Servers.
"As the mobile work force continues to grow, organizations are looking for solutions that will allow them to cost-efficiently and easily provide their workers with anywhere access to their e-mail, calendar and other data," said Kim Akers, general manager of Unified Communications at Microsoft Corp. "Intellisync Device Management from Nokia will help accomplish this with over-the-air mobile device provisioning and asset management, which is a big challenge that IT administrators face in broadly deploying mobile solutions today."
"Mobile email is already a must in most businesses today. Mass adoption, however, has been hindered by cost effective and controlled methods of deployment. Intellisync Device Management, with new capabilities that allow IT administrators to deploy and provision ActiveSync on Nokia Eseries and Windows Mobile 5.0 powered devices over-the-air, is a compelling and powerful solution to extend mobile email beyond the corner office," said Scott Cooper, vice president of Mobility Solutions at Nokia. "With information and transparency provided by a centralized device management solution, IT managers and business owners can trust that company data and devices are protected, and total cost of ownership of mobility is under control."
Intellisync Device Management can be used for managing a company's business devices from the moment they are deployed until the end of their life cycle. The solution manages configurations and settings, application distribution, installation, upgrade and uninstallation as well as maintains security policies. Furthermore, a lost or misplaced device can be locked or wiped remotely.
The Intellisync Device Management solution is available for enterprises of all sizes either as part of an in-house corporate IT solution or as a hosted service from a service provider or a mobile operator. The Intellisync Device Management product is also a part of a broader Nokia Unified Device Management Solution offering for enterprises, mobile operators and service providers that will help operators manage all their customer segments and device management operations.
Intellisync Mobile Suite comprises :
- Intellisync Wireless Email,
- Intellisync Device Management,
- Intellisync Application Sync,
- Intellisync File Sync
- Intellisync Call Connect.
Exchange ActiveSync support within the Intellisync Device Management is available today.