Software facilitates installation and use of mobile email.

Press Release Summary:

Visto Mobile v5.5 is available with Easy Setup(TM) out-of-the-box mobile email automation, installation, provisioning, and deployment solution. Easy Setup features on-screen Smart Icon integrated directly into device, which, when used, automatically installs Visto Mobile onto handset. Carrier-grade platform utilizes ConstantSync(TM) real-time push technology, providing wireless access to corporate and personal e-mail, calendar, contacts, and other corporate data.

Original Press Release:

Visto Identifies Mobile Email Market Tipping Point

New Easy Setup simplifies mobile email experience to increase mass adoption; rounds out Visto's three-dimensional approach to the mobile email business

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 11 -- Visto, the leading global provider of secure push email to the enterprise market, today launched a solution to overcome the final barrier to mass adoption of mobile business email.

Easy Setup(TM) is a new, out-of-the-box solution designed to automate the installation, provisioning and deployment of mobile email. Easy Setup is part of Visto Mobile 5.5 and provides wireless operators, enterprises and end users alike with an easier way to set up, use, manage and deliver mobile email.

With market analysts predicting more than 100 million enterprise mobile email users by 2009 -- a 10-fold increase on today's numbers -- Visto says that the ease with which mobile email can be deployed and used is crucial to the realization of the market's growth potential.

"While many mobile professionals have an email-capable mobile device, the vast majority aren't yet comfortable using that capability," said Stephen Drake, program director at IDC. "Three factors need to come together to turn the tide and spur the mobile email market into a new phase of growth: comfort with the level of security; a wide choice of devices; and ease-of-use -- both for the users and the administrators provisioning the service. In my view, ease of use is the key requirement to begin to spur broader adoption for the enterprise mobile email market."

Feedback from Visto's customers -- including many of the world's leading mobile carriers -- similarly identified data security, choice of handset and service, and ease of installation and use, as the three key dimensions of mobile email adoption. Again, the third dimension -- ease-of-use -- is seen as the key factor for success in driving mass adoption and Visto's new Easy Setup solution has been developed specifically to meet this market need.

"To date, adoption of mobile email has been stalled by complexity," said Visto Chairman, President and CEO Brian Bogosian. "We've listened to our customers and understood that implementing a mobile email service fuelled by subscriber requirements is the fastest route to achieving mass-market adoption. With Visto Mobile, busy professionals have a mobile email service that is easy to setup and use, available on all of the sleek and sexy business-ready handsets on the market today and secure from end-to-end."

The new Easy Setup feature addresses ease-of-use concerns by simplifying the configuration process for devices and improving the user setup process as well. Easy Setup includes a new on-screen "Smart Icon" integrated directly into the device, which when used, automatically and effortlessly installs Visto Mobile onto the handset. The end-user enjoys a smooth, streamlined configuration process, which minimizes the number of screens and keystrokes required to get up and running on mobile email.

Easy Setup is now part of Visto Mobile 5.5, the platform supported by some of the world's largest mobile operators.

About Visto Mobile with ConstantSync(TM)

Visto Mobile is Visto's carrier-grade platform for wireless access to corporate and personal e-mail, calendar, contacts and other corporate data. Visto Mobile utilizes ConstantSync, a real-time push technology that ensures valuable corporate data is always up to date and never stored outside the firewall. The complete platform comprises server, desktop, and device software, providing a complete mobile email/PIM solution for wireless operators to rapidly deploy as their uniquely branded solution for their subscribers. The platform provides push e-mail delivery to any mobile device over 2.5G and 3G networks, FIPS 140-compliant, end-to-end AES encryption and an optimized network architecture that requires only 20 percent of the bandwidth of SyncML or IMAP-based solutions. Visto's solutions work on the broadest set of wireless devices that include Treo600/650 with PalmOS, Microsoft Smart Phone devices, Microsoft PPC integrated communications devices, Sony-Ericsson P900/P910 with Symbian UIQ, Symbian S60, S80 devices from Nokia and Java Enabled devices.

About Visto

Visto delivers the leading global platform for mobile operators to provide wireless push email to the broadest set of mobile devices. Visto's open solution enables email for the mass market, targeting large enterprises, small businesses and mobile professionals. The company's patented Visto Mobile(TM) platform with ConstantSync(TM) technology works in real time with POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino email solutions for personal to enterprise 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 Cingular, Elisa, KPN, Lenovo Group Ltd, Rogers Wireless, SmarTone, SFR, Sprint-Nextel, TELUS, Turkcell and the Vodafone Group.

Established in 1996 and headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, with offices in Seattle, London, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing and Tianjin, China, Visto is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ ePlanet Ventures, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Rustic Canyon Ventures, Allegis Capital and Blueprint Ventures. For more information, visit or email

(C)Copyright 2006. Visto Corporation, Visto, the Visto logo, Visto Mobile, ConstantSync, Constant Synchronization and worklife.freedom are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Visto Corporation. All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks are the property of their respective owners and are used only to refer to the goods or services identified by those third-party marks. Visto's technology is protected by U.S. Patents 6,085,192; 5,968,131; 6,023,708; 5,961,590; 6,131,116; 6,151,606; 6,233,341; 6,131,096, 6,708,221 and 6,766,454 and the following NTP U.S. Patents: 5,436,960, 5,438,611, 5,479,472, 5,625,670, 5,631,946, 5,819,172, 6,067,451, 6,317,592 and various other foreign patents. Other patents pending.

CONTACT: Suzanne Panoplos of Visto (NA), +1-650-486-6026(p), Mobile: +1-415-640-7475(m), or; Steve Maynard of Visto Europe, +44 (0)7979 708637 or

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