Exchange Hosted Email Services

Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services (EHS) offers online tools to help your organization protect itself from spam and malware, satisfy retention requirements for e-discovery and compliance and encrypt data to preserve confidentiality.

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Protection and preservation for e-mail

Exchange Hosted Services technical requirements

  • Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Exchange Hosted Encryption work with any e-mail platform
  • Exchange Hosted Encryption requires Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
  • The Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services Directory Synchronization tool is optional, and requires:
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2
    • Active Directory (single-forest topology)
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or 2010 (Exchange Server 2007 or 2010 is required for Safelist aggregation synchronization feature)
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Web applications are accessible via a web browser (Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Firefox 2.0 or higher)

Adding Exchange Hosted Services to your existing e-mail infrastructure

The services are quick and easy to implement. Because they are deployed over the Internet, there is no need to modify your existing e-mail infrastructure, install and maintain any new hardware or specialized software, or invest in training for IT staff or end users. With a simple configuration change, you can begin using Exchange Hosted Services right away.

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"Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange uses multiple antivirus engines, so even if one fails to update, another is going to catch the virus before it would ever get to us."
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Scott Walkingshaw, Lead IT Developer, Edinburgh Napier University