Amazon is diving into enterprise email against the likes of Exchange Online and Google Apps with its own service: WorkMail. The email client—priced at just $4 per month—was announced earlier today to the Wall Street Journal.
With the inclusion of WorkMail into an arena dominated by Google and Microsoft, Amazon will add a service that is much more affordable for businesses big and small. Amazon Web Service’s own Adam Selipsky basically said as much in speaking with the WSJ.
“A lot of customers feel those solutions are expensive and complex,” said Selipsky in reference to WorkMail’s competitors.
While it will compete with Google and Microsoft’s offerings, it will work in tandem with Microsoft Outlook. More impressive than what services WorkMail will work with or against is its security element. Amazon bolsters WorkMail by encrypting messages that goes through their network. The companies will have the encryption keys in addition to getting to pick which data centers their correspondence will be stored.