Nokia launches secure mobile e-mail software

Nokia is to release business e-mail software for mobiles. It uses encryption at the server and device, and offers the ability to compose, read and delete e-mails. Users will also be able to access attachments, meeting requests and contact directories.

Nokia is to release business e-mail software for mobiles. It uses encryption at the server and device, and offers the ability to compose, read and delete e-mails. Users will also be able to access attachments, meeting requests and contact directories.

The Nokia Business Centre package comprises a Java-based mobile phone client and the Nokia Business Centre server.

One early adopter will be transport company Sea Containers. Chief executive Duncan Scott said, "We have selected Nokia Business Centre because it supports a wide range of devices and networks and it operates seamlessly with our infrastructure."

The Business Server will initially support the Nokia 9300 smartphone, 9500 Communicator, 6630, 6680 and 6681 but it will eventually run on any Java phone.

It will also support Nokia 6682 for Microsoft Exchange, with Lotus Domino support coming later.

The system uses "end-to-end" encryption of data transport, storage and over-the-air synchronisation, rather than "store and forward" used by other mobile e-mail suites. This makes the software more secure, said Nokia.

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