Hosted Exchange

GamCo Application Solutions business offers is a pure play Application Service Provider (ASP) offering organisations outsourced and managed applications and online business systems on GamCo backbone. Application Solutions offerings include hosted Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint Services, Citrix services for thin-client application enabling and Grapevine Messaging services for robust outsourced SMS messaging.

What Is Hosted Exchange?

Hosted Exchange offers GAMCO clients a hosted, outsourced and fully managed implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. The e-mail infrastructure is located within GAMCO’s Data Centre and incorporates a range of security, content and management features in addition to redundant network systems and skilled administrative staff.

Exchange 2003 offers breakthrough advances in performance and stability, along with staff productivity gains and reductions in total cost of ownership. Users are provided with a wide choice of flexible ways to access their mailboxes including Outlook 2003 and Outlook Web Access (Outlook via a Web browser). This functionality serves to empower organisations, enabling more effective and efficient communication channels and ultimately enhancing productivity and competitiveness.

There are two options available, depending on the specific requirements of the organisation and users.

Business Benefits And The Power Of Hosted Exchange

E-mail is the most widely used collaborative technology, and with Hosted Exchange, organisations can communicate efficiently and securely and take advantage of a number of productivity tools integrated into the system, such as calendaring, scheduling and task lists.

Pricing & Features

  Exchange Lite Exchange Premium
Setup Cost R570.00 R570.00
Monthly Cost (per user) R63.68 R116.28
Storage Cost (per GB - per month) R97.47 R97.47
- Features
 - Storage options - Variable storage plans: 10MB, 50MB, 100MB, 250MB or 400MB. Configurable per user. Yes Yes
 - Tasks - User use Exchange to manage their tasks and reminders No Yes
 - Calendar - Schedule appointments, view all users in company, view free/busy times No Yes
 - Global address list - Users gain access to the entire organisation address list No Yes
 - Synchronisation via MAPI over HTTPS No Yes
 - Synchronisation via POP3 or IMAP 4 Yes Yes
 - Web Portal - Users can access their mail via HTTP Yes Yes
 - Exchange 2003 Deployment and licensing for Exchange at GAMCO Yes Yes
- Security
 - Protected through redundant firewalls, MS Active Directory for authentication, and the secure web ac Yes Yes
- AntiVirus
 - All inbound mail is inspected via McAfee running on Mail Marshal Yes Yes
 - Sybari's Antigen anti-virus is run throughout the Hosted Exchange environment, protecting user Yes Yes
- AntiSpam
 - Mail Marshal anti spam can be enabled to filter spam messages Yes Yes
- Monitoring
 - Advanced monitoring is performed on all servers. Organisations are notified of concerns, as GAMCO Yes Yes