Vol. 4, No. 24
May 2, 2005

In Markets Abroad, Barriers Fall for Push E-mail
By Michelle Maisto

Visto, last week, scored an enormous coup, when Vodafone chose Visto Mobile 5 with ConstantSync push mobile e-mail as the push e-mail solution it would offer its subscribers. Or is it Vodafone to whom the coup belongs? Visto is a white-label product (branded through the mobile operators it partners with) that competes directly with RIM’s BlackBerry. Which means Vodafone can now offer customers a service comparable to that of the RIM BlackBerry and on a device-agnostic platform, which means end users requiring push e-mail have a lot more options about the devices they use.

“I think this is probably the biggest thing to happen within the mobile enterprise market since the initial introduction of BlackBerry,” says Brian Bogosian, CEO of Visto. “The reason for that is up until now, a rather expensive proprietary solution—which did a good job of providing a mobile e-mail solution on a closed system—was the one choice people had. I think this announcement tells a much bigger story about how mobile operators, who today are the primary distribution channels for everybody, including BlackBerry into the market, have made a decision around an open solution—providing people with true choice around an open platform to provide mobile push e-mail to any device of your choice. So I think this is where this market goes from the low single millions to the tens of millions to the hundreds of millions over the next few years.”

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AirMagnet and Colubris Networks Raise the Bar for Highly Secure WLAN Deployments
AirMagnet, the leader in wireless LAN (WLAN) security and performance solutions, and Colubris Networks, a leading global provider of Multiservice WLAN solutions, has announced an agreement to integrate AirMagnet’s award-winning AirMagnet Enterprise software into the Colubris Intelligent Multiservice System (CIMS) – which is comprised of the InCharge centralized management system, the InMotion family of services controllers and the InReach family of multiservice access points (MAPs).
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VeriSign Working with Microsoft on Roaming Wireless Security
VeriSign, the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, has announced it is working with Microsoft to promote roaming wireless security for enterprises. As part of the collaboration, the two companies intend to develop a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) security reference architecture and solution based on Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) and VeriSign Unified Authentication technologies.
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Fujitsu Names Kazuyuki Kawauchi New President, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Microelectronics America-
Fujitsu Microelectronics America (FMA) has announced that Kazuyuki Kawauchi has been named president and chief executive officer. Kawauchi assumed his new post effective April 1, the beginning of the company's fiscal year. He replaced Kazuo "Ken" Iida, who becomes an advisor to Fujitsu Microelectronics America and will remain in the United States for a year.
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