IBM releases Lotus secure email software for iPad

8 Jun 2010

Technology giant IBM has expanded its Lotus messaging and collaboration software to appear as a secure enterprise mail platform on the Apple iPad.

IBM Lotus Notes Traveler Companion is a native iPhone OS application that enables the viewing of encrypted mail on the iPad and iPhone.

It is a no charge software that can be downloaded by Lotus Notes customers providing two-way, over-the-air synchronisation of enterprise email, calendar and contact between Lotus Domino servers and mobile devices, including the iPad.

This means that Lotus Notes based information will automatically synchronise and be up to date on the device. Lotus Notes Traveler also allows iPad users to enjoy the security of per message mail encryption.

“IBM is committed to providing the broadest-possible collaboration software support on all major mobile platforms,” said Kevin Cavanaugh, vice-president, messaging and collaboration, IBM.

“With high anticipation and many requests for iPad compatibility for Lotus Notes, we’re pleased we can offer this now at a highly secure level.”

Several organisations in a wide variety of industries globally have begun using Lotus Software on the iPad.

 When Lotus Notes Traveler iPad users are in a meeting, they can now have up to date push mail, calendar and contacts.

IBM portal based web pages will display clearly on the iPad through the Safari browser.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years