The days of hosting on-premise Exchange servers are long over. On-premise Exchange systems are expensive to implement and maintain and with various complicated components can often suffer outages or performance issues.
In the modern workplace, emails are cloud hosted. This means you rely on a third-party cloud service provider to host your email systems and data in their data centres. Emails will be accessible to your employees anywhere they work providing they have an internet connection.
Email hosting is reliable, highly accessible, cost effective and scalable. You can usually access cloud hosted emails through Microsoft Outlook, Windows/Mac email clients and from mobile devices.
Typically, you pay a fixed monthly price per mailbox and with providers like Microsoft 365 this is often bundled in with various other cloud services.
Over 95% of our clients use Microsoft 365 for hosting their business emails but we also work with other solutions such as Google Workplace and third party hosted Exchange systems. Pricing for Microsoft 365 email hosting starts at just £3 per mailbox per month with 50GB of storage.
Microsoft 365 is our product of choice because we feel it delivers the most value, comprehensive integrated security and is extremely user friendly. We are Microsoft Silver Partners and our engineers hold various Microsoft accreditations.
Security is paramount when it comes to using hosted emails. Email is one of the most common methods of cyber/phishing attacks. Without the right controls such as a dedicated email security solution, two-factor authentication, mobile device management and encryption solutions; your data is at risk. We have personally been commissioned to manage cyber incidents for small businesses that resulted in up to tens of thousands of pounds of financial loss each.
Labyrinth can help you find the right hosted email solution, take care of migration and ensure suitable security controls are in place.