We have evaluated others, and Veara uses Amazon WorkMail connected to Microsoft Outlook for all of our internal email, calendaring and contacts.
Amazon WorkMail is a secure, managed business email and calendar service with support for existing desktop and mobile email client applications. Amazon WorkMail gives users the ability to seamlessly access their email, contacts, and calendars using the client application of their choice, including Microsoft Outlook, native iOS and Android email applications, any client application supporting the IMAP protocol, or directly through a web browser.
Amazon WorkMail makes it easy to manage your corporate email infrastructure and eliminates the need for up-front investments to license and provision on-premises email servers. There is no complex software to install or maintain and no hardware to manage. Amazon WorkMail automatically handles all of the patches, back-ups, and upgrades.
Microsoft Outlook Compatible
Amazon WorkMail provides native support for Microsoft Outlook on Windows and Mac OS X, so users can continue to use the email client they are already using without needing to install any additional software, such as plug-ins for Microsoft Outlook. Amazon WorkMail supports all of the advanced Microsoft Outlook capabilities your users depend on, such as free/busy scheduling, delegation, and out of office replies.
Amazon WorkMail automatically encrypts all of your data at rest with encryption keys you control, using the AWS Key Management Service. All data in transit is encrypted using industry-standard SSL encryption.
Journaling allows you to record all email communication sent or received by your Amazon WorkMail organization. By enabling journaling, you can meet your data security and information protection policies using third party compliance solutions for email archiving and e-discovery. Because Amazon WorkMail uses industry standards for journaling, you can integrate with any third-party solution that supports SMTP journaling.
Feature-Rich Web Client
Amazon WorkMail provides a feature-rich web client so that users can access their email and calendars, view shared calendars, quickly schedule meetings with co-workers, or search the company address book using their browser. Users can also manage their out-of-office replies and book resources, such as conference rooms.
The Amazon WorkMail web client supports most popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer 9+.
Mobile Device Management
Amazon WorkMail enforces security policies that you specify for your users’ mobile devices via the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol. You can require device encryption, require that devices lock, specify requirements for device password strength, and wipe devices remotely using the AWS Management Console.
Users can access their email and calendar using all major mobile devices supporting the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, including iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Fire Phone, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10.
Email Flow Rules
Amazon WorkMail allows you to use email flow rules to filter inbound email traffic for your Amazon WorkMail organizations, which helps you reduce email from unwanted senders, route suspicious mail to junk folders, and make sure important messages are successfully delivered. Email flow rules can be applied based on specific email addresses, or entire email domains.
Spam and Virus Protection
Amazon WorkMail scans all incoming and outgoing email for spam, malware, and viruses to help protect your users from malicious email.
Amazon WorkMail provides a 50 GB mailbox size by default, eliminating the need for users to have to worry about dealing with large attachments or mailbox size restrictions.
For more information about Amazon WorkMail, connect with one of our Business Development Managers today.