Visto Corporation, the leading global provider of mobile email, today announces a marketing and enablement relationship with IBM that will leverage IBM Lotus Notes Traveler and help enable delivery of Visto?s Mobile for IBM Lotus Domino to millions of IBM Lotus Notes users.
?In an age of increasing mobile usage, providing flexibility and choice to customers is demanded to address the range of IT configurations that can be found in businesses of all sizes,? said Michael Rhodin, general manager, Lotus Software, IBM Software Group. ?The combination of Lotus Notes Traveler and Visto Mobile offers a compelling mobility solution for the millions of Lotus Notes users.?
Under the terms of the agreement, Visto and IBM will collaborate on the enablement and marketing of a connector for Visto Mobile for Lotus Domino, providing existing and new Lotus Domino customers with mobile access to email, calendar appointments, contacts and other data pushed directly to their mobile phones.
?IBM?s leadership position in the global enterprise messaging and collaboration market, combined with Visto?s advanced mobile technology, makes this deal a strong catalyst for rapid wireless enterprise email growth worldwide,? said Brian Bogosian, president, chairman and CEO of Visto. ?This will be the first solution to allow mobile operators the benefit of provisioning Lotus Domino users without the need for a separate server installed behind the firewall. This will be a groundbreaking improvement over traditional approaches based on standalone server technology that Visto is excited to pioneer in conjunction with IBM.?
Visto delivers the leading global platform for mobile operators to provide easy-to-use mobile email to the broadest set of devices. Visto?s open solution enables email for the mass market, targeting enterprises, small businesses mobile professionals and consumers. The company?s patented Visto Mobile platform with ConstantSync technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email solutions for personal to business use, providing maximum control and flexibility for the operator and choice for the customer.
Visto?s customized, brandable solutions are available through mobile operators worldwide including Elisa, Rogers Wireless, Qtel, SmarTone, SFR, Softbank Mobile, Sprint-NEXTEL, TELUS, Turkcell and the Vodafone Group.
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, Toronto, London, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Tokyo, and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Altitude Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, DFJ ePlanet Ventures, DFJ Growth Fund, Rustic Canyon Ventures, GKM Newport, Stanford Accelerator and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit www.visto.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.