IBM today announced an expansion of its Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration flagship software to new markets and users with a new version that delivers higher levels of mobility and security for the iPhone and another that protects companies from Internet-borne threats such as spam and viruses.

Lotus Notes and Domino software adoption has grown to more than 140 million licensed users worldwide.

The ability to connect to secure business email on devices such as the iPhone is an example of Tomorrow at Work, an IBM initiative that examines a changing work world and anticipates trends in technology, business, society and culture.

Lotus iNotes ultralite is a software download that allows a person to do Lotus Notes email and view calendar and contacts using the iPhone. iNotes is available at no extra charge to people who have a Lotus Notes software license and is also included with IBM’s new Lotus Notes software 8.0.2, which raises performance significantly, and uses 20 percent less memory than the previous version.

Notes 8.0.2 also includes an updated version of Lotus Symphony, an easy-to-use document, spread sheet and presentation software package based on the Open Document Format. This newest Symphony has improved compatibility with Microsoft Office and now supports 28 languages. The four new ones are Catalan, Slovakian, Slovenian, and Thai.

iPhone users can access Lotus iNotes ultralite through an intuitive interface via the Safari browser. For added security and protection of corporate data, iPhone users can choose to use IBM’s Lotus Mobile Connect virtual private network software along with ultralite. The latest version of Lotus Mobile Connect, which became available at the end of June, makes the ultralite sign-on process even easier.

IBM’s new Lotus Protector for Mail Security, which protects companies from Internet-borne spam and viruses, is also available now. The first offering in the new Lotus Protector security family, it shields Notes and Domino systems and users from harmful and inappropriate content, and secures company data from unauthorized access. Lotus Protector for Mail Security features a high-performance engine with comprehensive scanning and filtering techniques. It also features a sophisticated rules engine to block incoming and outgoing content based on customer specifications.

Lotus Notes and Domino has grown across small-medium business, and is used by more than half of the largest 100 corporations in the world, 80 percent of the top 10 global companies in banking, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, insurance and pharmaceuticals.

Features include:
• Access email, calendars, and contacts
• Easily view your inbox
• Read email with details either hidden or shown
• Quickly compose or reply to email
• View email attachments
• View day-at-a-glance calendar
• View details on meetings, all day events, reminders, and anniversaries
• View an organized view of your contacts
• View information on contacts and groups
• Quickly create new contact entries

More info here.