Lava.net – 30GB Storage & 2 Factor Authentication coming May 1, 2015
This affects all Lava.net email users in 7 months (May 1, 2015).
Lava.net Customers –
Thank you for your continued support since 1994. We are proud to be Hawaii’s oldest ISP.
We strive to bring you the latest and most secure online experience.
In Feb 2011, Lava.net partnered with Google to move Lava.net users into the Googleplex as Google Apps Partner Edition accounts. Giving @lava.net users features which would be impossible for any email provider to match. Companies are still struggling to match the features of Google, Microsoft 365 with office can cost as much as $22 / month per user directly from Microsoft (no local tech support).
In 2015, Google will be replacing the Google Apps Partner Edition with Google Apps for Business/Work. This change will result in a price increase of $4 per mailbox for all Google App Partners. LavaNet will simply pass on this price increase of $4 per month per mailbox which means each @lava.net mailbox will now be $9/month. The only exception to this pricing is If you have DSL/T1 internet or business VoIP (telephone) services with us, then additional mailboxes will be $5 per month.
We believe this is the best product on the market and will be sticking with Google Apps. Many @lava.net users make use of multiple systems in the Google Apps environment. We will continue to blog different features of the Google Apps experience so you can maximize your use of Google Apps.
On May 1, 2015 several new features will be enabled:
30 GB storage (from 15GB)
2 Factor / Step Authentication
One huge feature Google Apps Partner Edition misses is 2 Factor / Step Authentication. We believe this is a necessity with any online account, especially how much important data your email holds.
What is 2 Factor / Step Authentication :
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in. When you have to enter only your username and one password, that’s considered a single-factor authentication. 2FA requires the user to have two out of three types of credentials before being able to access an account. The three types are:
Something you know, such as a Personal Identification Number (PIN), password, or a pattern
Something you have, such as an ATM card, phone, or fob
Something you are, such as a biometric like a fingerprint or voice print
Product line up will look the the attached :
AlohaTone Voice over IP, Lava.net DSL , Lava.net Dialup, Tri-net Solutions T1 customers will get an @lava.net account free. Additional @lava.net accounts will cost $5/ month.
Email only pricing will be $9 / month.
We are offering custom domains for those who would like to control their usernames @domain.com. Please see the attached flyer and email.
Our family of companies is here to support you:
Aloha Tone – Voice Over IP done right. Our cloud based infrastructure is geographically diverse (13 Data Centers) – allow our platform to be resilient and scalable, ensuring you always have the best VoIP Service. Our per client dedicated architecture allows for advanced features and security.
Tri-net Solutions – Private high bandwidth, low latency bandwidth with a Service Level Agreement and ability to do Quality of Service – perfect for fixing VoIP issues using best effort internet.
Keep Your ISP Honest – Managed and monitored firewall services on any internet connection. Perfect for quickly pin pointing VoIP issues when using best effort internet. Also great to know if you are getting the bandwidth you think you are paying for.
AlohaDNS – Using our DNS Servers you can stop your office from visiting unwanted domains (Facebook for example). You also get a nightly report on which domains your office visited during that day.
Call us if you have any questions : 545-5282 (LAVA)
Or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for your continued support and patronage!
Walk through for 2 Factor Authentication :