Apparently Amazon is looking to expand into more horizons. Earlier in the week, the online retail conglomerate unveiled its new business email service called Amazon WorkMail. This new enterprise email service is meant to compete with the service of companies such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
The new Amazon WorkMail service will be including the same types of useful and innovative features as similar business email services and it is will also be working with email providers that are web-based as well as providers that already exist. The Amazon WorkMail service will also be featuring Microsoft Active Directory compatibility. Anyone who uses Outlook will be able to use their current client and existing credentials to sign into Amazon WorkMail.
Amazon wants to improve interactions between businesses; therefore the company’s new WorkMail service will include securitycontrols and will give its users simple, on-demand access to a “managed cloud server.”
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of the Amazon company gave more information about some of the highlighted features of Amazon WorkMail in one of the company blog posts. According to the post, the new enterprise email service is said to feature encryption of stored data, message scanning, location control, mobile device policies and S/MIME. The encryption of stored data means that when data is not currently in use, it will be encrypted and managed. The location control feature will let the WorkMail administrator choose mailbox creation within any region that is supported by AWS. Mail and data that is stored in one location is not capable of being transferred to another one.
The Amazon WorkMail message scanning feature makes sure that both outgoing as well as incoming emails are scanned for spam prevention and/or malware. S/MIME encrypts data that is being transferred to and from Outlook clients and certain iOS applications.
The Amazon WorkMail service costs $4 per month per user.