Hosted Exchange server: dedicated server advantages

Scalability, security drive dedicated hosted Exchange server adoption

Hosted Exchange server solutions help organizations exert more control over the security and management of their email systems, while simultaneously reigning in costs. Microsoft Exchange-based on-premises email support systems are more susceptible to downtime and require ongoing management which exceeds the capabilities of most companies’ in-house IT departments. Business email systems need 24/7/365 expert support to provide uninterrupted functionality and prevent lost team productivity due to outages or security issues.

Businesses looking for a hosted Exchange server solution have many options when it comes to third-party service providers. Of all available options, dedicated Exchange hosting offers the most reliable and secure environment for mission-critical corporate email systems.

Dedicated hosted Exchange server: maximum scalability

hosted exchange serverOne of the benefits of a dedicated hosted Exchange server over shared server space is the degree of storage scalability it offers. In a shared environment, a company pays for access to a server which is shared with other clients of the hosting company, limiting the flexibility to add more storage when needed.

A dedicated hosted Exchange server offers a virtually unlimited upgrade path, and provides a platform that can grow with the organization’s needs. A business can add storage capacity as needed, which can be important as compliance and continuity concerns make it increasingly prudent to store all email messages for multiple years.

Dedicated hosted Exchange server: advanced security and threat detection

A hosted Exchange server solution facilitates state-of-the-art security measures such as managed firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to repel cyber threats. Dedicated servers also support optional services, such as advanced spam filtration, to help keep inboxes clean by identifying and eliminating spam, phishing, and other messages that could be potential conduits for malware or otherwise undermine staff productivity. These layers of security form a preventative shield around company email systems and inboxes to keep threats at bay.

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