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Sybase Extends Mobile Device Management Solution to iPad & Android

Enterprises are now able to embrace this widespread demand by providing secure access to corporate information

PBDJ News Desk

Sybase, a provider of enterprise and mobile software, on Tuesday announced support for iPad and Android devices with the latest release of Afaria. With strong consumer adoption of highly functional mobile devices, enterprises are now able to embrace this widespread demand by providing secure access to corporate information. With the new ability to secure and manage iPad and Android, Sybase extends its ubiquitous device support to a list that includes iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows, Symbian and BlackBerry.

"The popularity of highly functional smart mobile devices, such as iPhone, Android and now the iPad, is significantly impacting enterprise mobility support requirements as these devices increasingly cross over from consumers into the corporate setting," said Jack Gold, president and principal analyst of J. Gold Associates, LLC. "The extensive communities currently established around mobile development will enable a near term and dramatic growth of data-rich deployments of enterprise-class applications where security and manageability are key requirements. Companies such as Sybase that exhibit leadership and a deep expertise in enterprise mobility, security and management, will be required to drive this emerging evolution in mobile business solutions."

Significant industry developments point to the growing challenges businesses face in securely managing data across multiple platform and device types. For example, Android is quickly becoming a highly coveted device for business users, adding more complexity to the highly diverse mobile enterprise environment. Additionally, according to a recent survey commissioned by Sybase, the top reason that U.S. consumers will use a tablet device such as the iPad is to work while mobile, with the results showing that users want more access to information and work applications on their mobile devices.

“The number and variety of mobile devices being brought into the enterprise continues to expand, as does the demand for data-driven applications with advanced enterprise-ready features,” said Gary Kovacs, senior vice president, markets, solutions and products, Sybase. “We have listened to our customers and responded by providing our management and security solution for the widest range of mobile devices. Today’s addition of capabilities for Android and iPad further extends Sybase’s leadership in delivering the technology required for organizations to make the most of mobility within their enterprises.”

Sybase’s enterprise mobile device management and mobile security solution for iPad and Android will be available in Q2 in the Afaria 6.5 feature pack, which will include:

  • New ability to manage Android devices from the Afaria console, enabling IT to configure devices, control password policies, perform remote kill and more.
  • Expanded management capabilities including the ability to perform a remote kill for iPhone and iPad.
  • Expanded security to block unknown or non-compliant devices from accessing corporate assets for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms.
  • Enhancements to scalability, ensuring iPhone and iPad management is highly scalable for on-premise deployments as well as when managed in a hosted environment.

For more information and to obtain the Afaria product, please call 800-8SYBASE or visit www.sybase.com/afaria.

Sybase is committed to helping businesses understand the value of adopting new devices. Through free seminars Sybase technical experts can help companies explore the issues they need to consider when evaluating the iPhone and iPad. Upcoming sessions include:

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