Lotus Foundations

Simple choices.  Powerful results.  A perfect solution.

IBM® Lotus® Foundations Start is an all-in-one software appliance that enables business to focus on running their business, not managing their IT systems. Lotus Foundations Start includes e-mail, security, backup and recovery features, and is an ideal solution for small businesses with little or no IT support. It can be deployed in under 30 minutes and provides the essential collaboration software required to power a small business.


  • Reduces the time and effort required to get set up by automating installation and configuration and by discovering and mapping the network around it.
  • Provides security features and connectivity while reducing time effort and error by auto-configuring a firewall and VPN.
  • Protects and stores electronic data with frequent, automated, highly reliable backups.
  • Quickly executes a full system recovery in the event of a disaster.


  • Complete Protection: Automatically stop threats from reaching your network.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Updates are automatic, so there is no need for continual system maintenance.
  • Stay Connected: Rapidly link offices, as well as mobile workers.
  • Increase Productivity: Work more productively with fewer interruptions.
  • Cost Savings: Conserve network resources.

Office Productivity

  • IBM Lotus office productivity tools included in the price.
  • Import, edit, and save work in a variety of file types, including Adobe® PDF.
  • Access email, calendars, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and applications quickly from a single interface.
  • Use business applications, create documents, and search the Web without ever having to leave the Lotus Notes interface.



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