Research In Motion (RIM) has launched a version of the Blackberry Enterprise Server Express aimed directly at small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), branch offices and companies new to Blackberry.
Blackberry Enterprise Server Express provides the same enterprise-level security, reliability, features and functionality of Blackberry Enterprise Server v4.1 and is available as a free download to any customer who buys a new Blackberry device.
"Mobile access is an increasingly essential requirement of doing business and this is especially prevalent in smaller businesses," says Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO at RIM.
Blackberry Enterprise Server Express provides tight integration with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino or Novell GroupWise to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email, organiser, internet and intranet applications. Blackberry Enterprise Server Express software comes with a single user licence and is upgradeable to support up to 15 users. It can also be upgraded beyond 15 users (with the purchase of an electronic unlock key) to a full Blackberry Enterprise Server.
Blackberry Enterprise Server Express also includes RIM's standard 60-day free technical support plan (where available).