Intermedia Adds First Compliance Features to Hosted Microsoft Exchang

Company positioned for Microsoft’s upcoming Exchange 2010 launch


Intermedia, the global leader in Microsoft Exchange hosting, today enhanced its hosted Exchange 2010 beta offering - the world's first - with two new features. The hosted Exchange 2010 beta feature set leaves the company positioned for a production-ready experience.

Both new features were developed by Intermedia and are critical for compliance-sensitive industries such as law and financial services. The new Exchange 2010 beta features include:

The two features are already available on Intermedia's hosted Exchange 2007 offering as well as Intermedia's hosted Exchange 2010 beta offering.

"Intermedia is clearly a leader in the hosted Exchange market, having been the first hosted provider for Exchange 2007 and the first host to market with Office Communications Server (OCS) and OCS for BlackBerry," says Michael Osterman of industry analyst firm Osterman Research. "The company is leading the charge for hosted Exchange 2010 and has had a working beta since May. Any small- to mid-sized business running an earlier version of Exchange - or considering the migration to the latest version of Exchange - should give Intermedia a very close look."

About Intermedia's Hosted Exchange 2010 Beta

Because Intermedia's Exchange 2010 beta is hosted, no software downloads or installations are necessary. The company's proprietary HostPilot® control panel, which partners and customers use to manage their Exchange accounts, supports Exchange 2010. Unique in an industry that relies on generic control panels, HostPilot provides business executives with a simple way to adjust common Exchange settings - and IT administrators with a level of control comparable to an on-premise Exchange installation.

Intermedia's hosted Exchange 2010 beta continues a tradition of practical innovation. The 14-year-old company was the first to market Microsoft Exchange 2007 as a hosted service. Today, more than 200,000 premium Exchange mailboxes - and 400,000 mailboxes overall - are under Intermedia's management. Premium mailboxes use Microsoft's full MAPI license, which includes a downloadable copy of Microsoft Outlook, the power to share calendars, and other features essential to business.

Exchange 2010 and its Outlook Web Access interface introduce several features designed to enhance the user experience, such as conversation-style email formats and full compatibility with Safari and Firefox browsers. Users can apply to be considered for Intermedia's invitation-only beta at