SOURCE: Cemaphore Systems

October 01, 2007 08:27 ET

Cemaphore Extends MailShadow Disaster Recovery Solution for Microsoft Exchange to BlackBerry Platform

Cemaphore CEO Tyrone Pike to Speak on Disaster Recovery for Mobile Email and Business Continuity, Ferris Webinar October 3rd

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - Cemaphore Systems, Inc., a leading innovator in email disaster recovery, announces the interoperability of its flagship product, MailShadow®, with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server from Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM) (TSX: RIM) to help to ensure email availability for BlackBerry® smartphone users even if their Microsoft® Exchange server has an outage.

MailShadow protects Microsoft Exchange mailboxes by replicating mailbox transactions to geo-diverse, active Exchange servers for real-time disaster recovery. In the event that the primary Exchange server goes down or is undergoing planned maintenance, MailShadow will ensure that mailflow to and from BlackBerry Enterprise Server is restored within minutes.

Deep integration with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory allows MailShadow to replicate mailbox content accurately and completely, including information stored within Exchange by BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Because MailShadow's mailbox failover is driven by the user's record in Active Directory, it allows BlackBerry Enterprise Servers, which rely on Active Directory for mailbox server information, to immediately reconnect to the recovery Exchange server and maintain mailflow continuity to BlackBerry smartphone users. Cemaphore has tested MailShadow and the BlackBerry platform together and they can be deployed as an end-to-end solution for mobile email availability.

"Cemaphore's core value proposition -- the ability to protect messaging services for select mailboxes across multiple servers -- uniquely helps to maintain email flow to BlackBerry users in the enterprise," states Tyrone Pike, CEO of Cemaphore Systems. "By interoperating with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, we can provide our customers with the ability to maintain mobile email flow to executives and essential staff, no matter what."

Ferris Research analyst Colin Bush will interview Cemaphore CEO Tyrone Pike in an upcoming online discussion about the importance of protecting mobile email. The live, interactive webinar, "Mobile Email Continuity Across the Enterprise: A Conversation With Cemaphore Systems," is available to the general public on 10/3/07 8:30 PDT. To register go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=sDRmvlRTMfSYId_2f_2fndE_2fcA_3d_3d

About Cemaphore

Cemaphore Systems™, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, delivers software solutions for Microsoft Exchange. Cemaphore has built a deep expertise in Exchange transaction technology to develop solutions that ensure the availability, integrity and reliability of messaging services. Mayfield, Worldview Technology Partners, and vSpring Capital have provided funding for this company (www.cemaphore.com) with teams in Provo, UT and San Mateo, CA.

About MailShadow

MailShadow replicates selected mailboxes from multiple Exchange servers to one or more active DR Exchange servers. Using a service account to acquire message transactions removes the need to install any software on the Exchange servers. MailShadow uses transaction replication technology to move all Exchange content, including calendars and contacts, to the DR Exchange server, and checks the integrity of all data prior to forwarding transactions. After failover, Outlook, OWA, ActiveSync, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, etc. are fully functional, and complete mailbox content is available.

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