Business mopera Access Simple Launches in Japan
Today SEVEN announced it is powering NTT DoCoMo’s Business mopera Access Simple — a mobile groupware service that enables secure remote access to email, calendar, contacts, and documents via i-mode phones. Available today from NTT DoCoMo’s direct business sales force and NTT DoCoMo’s retail stores throughout Japan, Business mopera Access Simple is a tier-one i-mode service and is a core “i-mode for Business Solutions” offering. NEC and SEVEN partnered to develop Business mopera Access Simple; it is based on SEVEN’s “behind-the-firewall” Server Edition software.
Business mopera Access Simple delivers business e-mail, calendar, contacts, corporate directories and documents in real time, over the air to an i-mode phone, and does not require desktop software or cradle synchronization to do so.
Based on SEVEN’s real-time architecture, all information stays in perfect synch-an email read on an i-mode phone is instantly reflected on the email server and vice versa. Business mopera Access Simple supports access to Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and IMAP Servers.
Business mopera Access Simple, is an enterprise-class, secure mobile email solution, that provides IT departments maximum control of data both inside and outside their business. Business mopera Access Simple integrates with existing IT infrastructure to automatically extend corporate security policies — such as account and password policies — to mobile devices. It also includes security features such as end-to-end encryption and the ability to remotely remove data from a mobile device if, for example, it becomes lost. Connections are protected using both 128-bit AES encryption and digital signature algorithms to satisfy the most demanding enterprise security requirements. In addition, Business mopera Access Simple augments its robust authentication system by utilizing Caller ID technology that is inherent in NTT DoCoMo’s mobile network.
“A great many business people in Japan forward their business email to their consumer account,” said Tsutomu Kunita, General Manager of 2nd Network Software Division, Network Software Operation Unit, Mission Critical Systems Business Unit, NEC, “Business mopera Access Simple enables an improved fully synchronized end user experience and allows the business to stay in control and secure their email. We are solving a major security issue in the Japanese market.”
For IT departments, Business mopera Access Simple is easy to install and manage. A highly scaleable yet lightweight server is deployed within the business, behind the firewall. As an i-mode and network-based service, no desktop PC deployments are required, and all software to provision and update an i-mode phone and user are provided over the air. Business mopera Access Simple is integrated with pre-existing management tools, making user provisioning and routine administrative tasks quick and easy.
“By bringing Business mopera Access Simple to market, NTT DoCoMo demonstrates its absolute commitment to its business customers,” said Kent Thexton, co-CEO of SEVEN, “Business mopera Access Simple is a low-cost, easy-to-use, high-value service that works across an array of the latest i-mode phones, layered on top of one of the world’s most advanced data networks. We’re pleased to have contributed to the NTT DoCoMo and NEC teams to make this exciting development a reality in Japan.”
SEVEN is a leading global provider of software that enables mobile operators to offer their subscribers secure, low-cost, real-time access to critical information including business and personal email and applications. SEVEN is available as Personal Edition for consumers, and Server Edition and Enterprise Edition for businesses. Our software supports a wide variety of device platforms, including BREW, J2ME, Microsoft Pocket PC, Microsoft Smartphone 2003, Palm OS and Symbian-based phones, and is currently compatible with handheld devices manufactured by Hitachi, HTC, Motorola, palmOne, Sanyo, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba. SEVEN is available today across major international network standards, and is sold by Cingular Wireless, Globe Telecom, KDDI Corp., NTT DoCoMo, O2, Orange, Optus, SingTel and Sprint. SEVEN is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, CA.