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Funambol Launches First SaaS Mobile Cloud Sync and Push Email Solution
Hosted service powered by open source lets mobile operators, device makers,
portals and ISPs 'just add water' to provide mobile cloud services for
billions of wireless phones
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - May 5, 2009 - Funambol, the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email, today announced it is introducing the world's first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mobile cloud sync and push email solution. The company now provides customers with the option to use its commercial Carrier Edition Software on a hosted basis in addition to implementing it internally. "Hosted Funambol" makes it quick and easy for mobile operators, device makers, portals, service providers and software vendors to provide mobile cloud sync and push email services for their users. It consists of Funambol Carrier Edition that is deployed at world-class hosting facilities around the globe. Hosted Funambol has no noticeable differences to end users versus the on-premises version of Funambol. It is brandable, customizable and integrateable with customer systems. Hosted Funambol enables companies to quickly launch a mobile cloud sync and push email service, without the need to acquire hardware, software and personnel. This helps customers reduce capital spending, speed time to market and reduce risk.
Funambol is offering its hosted solution in response to growing worldwide demand for mobile cloud sync and push email. Hosted Funambol is uniquely powered by Funambol's leading mobile open source project that provides the industry's broadest device compatibility, for billions of mobile phones. It is a natural extension of the company's strategy, as it has already been helping several customers manage their mobile sync and push email operations.
"The response to our open source MobileWe cloud sync and push email solution has been tremendous," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "At the same time, customers view us as the wireless experts and they are increasingly requesting that we host our solution for them. They just want to 'add water' to turn on the service, which is why we are now offering Hosted Funambol."
Hosted Funambol provides customer personnel with secure access to all system data. It employs state-of-the-art security to protect end user data. The solution is designed for large scale deployments and to provide excellent performance in all markets around the world, with high guaranteed uptime. It can be localized for different languages and transitioned from a hosted to an on-premises deployment as customer needs change.
Hosted Funambol is immediately available. Pricing is customized based on specific customer requirements. For more information, please contact a Funambol sales representative.
Funambol is the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email. Funambol open source software has been downloaded over three million times by 50,000 developers and project participants in more than 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed at mobile operators, portals, device manufacturers, service providers and ISVs including customers such as AOL, 1&1, Earthlink and CA, Inc. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with an R&D center in Italy. For more information, please visit http://www.funambol.com. You can follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.