June 30, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – USA.NET (http://www.usa.net), a subsidiary of Perimeter, the leading provider of integrated messaging and collaboration services, has announced the availability of an enhanced version of its Commercial Messaging Service (CMS) 2.0, a lower cost webmail alternative to other business email solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, GroupWise and LotusNotes offerings.
"CMS 2.0 is a feature rich hosted messaging solution bundled with the best-in-class anti-virus and spam protection, as well as mobility, in one simple hosted package that includes the same attributes as other hosted email solutions on the market at a notably lower price. It's a rock solid solution that has served hundreds of thousands of customers since it's inception in 1996," said Doug Howard, President of USA.NET and Chief Strategy Officer at Perimeter. "And CMS 2.0 can be branded to enforce the consistency with your company's look and feel, offering the perfect way to build customer and employee loyalty through brand reinforcement. We have several affinity groups, non-profits, franchises and carriers that utilize the service today as part of their continued brand building efforts with their customers and members."
The hosted email solution comes in two different packages, CMS Web, and CMS Enterprise, that both allow users to access emails from any Web browser with an Internet connection, any desktop email clients including Outlook, Outlook Express, and Entourage, as well as from most wireless devices. Both solutions also allow a high degree of application programming interface integration with customer business applications such as Customer Relationship Management platforms, databases, alerting, among many others.
CMS Web includes multi-layered virus and spam protection, an address book with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) access, auto-responders, scheduled message delivery, flexible mail delivery, administration features and other services. Users can also view their emails from their mobile devices through either a Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) webpage designed for CMS, or via POP or IMAP access.
CMS Enterprise includes all the capabilities of the CMS Web solution, with additional features such as wireless and two-way outlook synchronization, calendaring, tasks, notes, web-based reporting and flexible storage allocation capabilities. Add-on features such as encrypted email, content filtering and Instant Messaging, are also available in the CMS Enterprise package.
"In this challenging economy, businesses and affinity groups that rely on email messaging for their business communications need to have access to a full-featured email hosting program that is dependable, feature rich and cost-effective, and that's exactly what we're providing. In addition, customers demand high quality 24x7 professional customer service that's only an email or call away, a clear differentiator for us in this marketplace," added Howard.