Amazon is known for taking bold steps and the latest is the launching of a new email service. It comes under Amazon Web Services and is geared towards business users only. For now. It is called WorkMail and this email solution provides secure managed email and calendar that’s not all that different than what Google and Microsoft offer to tell you the truth.
Amazon is touting WorkMail as a secure solution. This service can use Amazon’s Key Management Service or KMS to encrypt data with keys managed by the customer. If customers don’t supply keys WorkMail data gets encrypted by KMS with a key from AWS.
Business users will also have the option to decide where they want to have their data stored. Its up to them if they want to select different locations due to regional compliance etc. AWS is going for integration with existing mail and calendar softwares like Outlook on Windows and Mail on OS X, as well as on mobile devices. A WorkMail account will cost businesses $4 per user per month and for a 50GB mailbox for each account. That’s not a bad price at all. Now we are wondering if this email service could one day be opened up for free to the general public as well.
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