Press Release: Alt-N Launches MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses

MDaemon Messaging Server - BlackBerry Edition
By Kevin Michaluk on 23 Feb 2011 08:00 am EST

Press Release

Alt-N Launches MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses

Affordable Windows-Based Email and Messaging Server Now Available with Wireless Synchronization, Security, IT Policy Management and Control Features for BlackBerry Smartphones Built In

Grapevine, TX - Alt-N Technologies today announced the immediate availability of MDaemon® Messaging Server, BlackBerry® Edition - a new edition of the popular low cost Windows®-based MDaemon email and messaging server. The new edition integrates wireless synchronization, security, management and control features for BlackBerry® smartphones and is available as a single software download. MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition is an all-in-one email and messaging solution that makes it easy and affordable for small-to-mid-sized
businesses to provide their employees with secure access to email, calendar and contacts from almost anywhere via the desktop, the web and BlackBerry smartphones.

"MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition is an all-in-one messaging and wireless server that is easy to set up, easy to use, secure, and very affordable," said Arvel Hathcock, Founder and CEO of Alt-N Technologies. "It's ideal for both new and established businesses that want the benefits of more advanced smartphone features, controls, security and management."

"MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition brings together proven strengths of Alt-N's MDaemon technology and RIM's BlackBerry enterprise technology, yielding a secure and reliable mobile communications solution for small and mid-sized businesses," said Peter Devenyi, Vice President, Communications Platform Group at Research In Motion.

Key wireless features include:

  • Email instantly pushed to the user's BlackBerry smartphone via BlackBerry push technology
  • Wirelessly synchronized calendar, contacts, email folders and personal distribution lists between the MDaemon messaging server and BlackBerry smartphones
  • Flag an email for follow-up from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Send and respond to meeting invitations from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Look up a colleague's calendar availability from a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Edit attachments using Documents To Go® on a BlackBerry smartphone
  • Search for emails on the MDaemon Messaging Server from a BlackBerry smartphone

IT policy management and controls for BlackBerry smartphones; designed for small-to-mid-sized business environments Remote lock or wipe of a BlackBerry smartphone's content in the event that the device is lost or stolen Integrated MDaemon Instant Messaging for complete and flexible inter-office communications Encrypted data transmission between BlackBerry smartphones and the messaging server
using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (Triple DES)

MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition is easily installed in as little as 30 minutes by running a single installation wizard to set up both the server and BlackBerry smartphones. The solution includes a management console for directly or remotely securing, managing and controlling both email and BlackBerry smartphone functionality.

Pricing starts at US$380 for a six user license. It works with any BlackBerry personal or business service plan that includes email access. It can be installed on a server running Windows® 7, Windows 2008, Windows Vista or Windows 2003, or on a desktop computer running Windows

MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition is available starting today in over 40 countries and seven languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese,and Japanese. For more information, or to download, visit

Reader comments

Press Release: Alt-N Launches MDaemon Messaging Server, BlackBerry Edition for Small-to-Mid-Sized Businesses


We use this at work for our email server instead of MS Exchange, works really well and much cheaper. The latest version which includes BES Express is great, would highly recommend it.

We used to be resellers of MDaemon before RIM purchased them

Great product, never an issue (although we moved to a zero maintenance google apps for our clients) but my only frustration with their product was the insistence to ignore devices that use Activesync. IMAP IDLE is great but not supply supported across all mobile platforms

Mdaemon is a great email server for small business. I use it myself and am a reseller, so perhaps I'm a little bit biased.

The Blackberry Integration with the new BES is superior to Android or iPhone support. The battery and data usage are far better than other platforms. Every client that tries it, loves it. It can use the cheaper "personal" BIS data plan and in most cases works with the smaller data plan just fine. It could easily save $180 - $300 each year for each phone compared to higher data plan usage of other platforms.

The ease of use of Mdaemon and efficiency of Blackberry BES with Mdaemon are a winning combination. The integration with Outlook when using Outlook Connector is spectacular.

Mdaemon 12 also supports SyncML and ActiveSync for Calendar and Contacts, the combination makes it possible to have about 2/3 of the integration on Android and iPhone, which is satisfactory for many users, but BB is the most complete and exceptional.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista ARE NOT server OSs. Whomever wrote that part should smack themselves.

Personally, I'd rather see a client invest in an MS SBS than a small-name solution such as this, but I'm biased on liking Exchange as an email server platform.

this is excellent for small businesses that couldnt afford real server or its not cost effective for them to get a server.

If it's not cost affective for them to have their own server, then they are better off letting their domain registrar host their email on a platform of their choosing. A lot of them offer hosted email on various platforms at very little cost if not already included in the price of their domain hosting package anyway. Running this on a workstation grade PC and calling it your business email solution for your office would be a bad joke the day that PC fails and you're left high and dry because you overlooked data backups or failover redundancy on the hard drives in the system. I see and have to replace more "cheap" solutions like this than I ever want to see on a yearly basis.

There's nothing wrong with not being able to afford a proper email server, but don't halfass it if you can't afford it. Use another solution or avenue that's just as inexpensive but offers a lot more redundancy and safety for your information.