Sybase Advances iPhone Adoption in the Enterprise

By PRESS RELEASE — November 09, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sybase, Inc., an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software, released new product offerings for the iPhone that extend enterprise functionality to service both internal employees and external end users.
The new capabilities enable secure device management, rich application development, as well as a complete solution for mobile banking.
With these releases, Sybase enables organizations to adopt iPhone as a strategic platform. Sybase's new iPhone support includes key components of its comprehensive, best-in-class mobile platform.
Afaria now provides industry-leading enterprise device management and policy enforcement for iPhone.
SQL Anywhere database and synchronization technology now brings a proven, scalable way to extend information in enterprise relational databases to line of business applications running on iPhone devices.
To meet the growing demand of consumers for mobile banking solutions, the company announced availability of its leading mobile banking iPhone application through the Sybase mBanking 365 platform.
"While Apple has made significant progress in making the latest version of iPhone enterprise-ready, there are still a number of challenges in provisioning, management, security and application enablement," said Jack Gold, President of J.Gold Associates, LLC. "To achieve true enterprise-class capability, companies should deploy a comprehensive, open, third-party mobility platform capable of filling these gaps. Solutions like Sybase's mobility platform not only support companies looking to proactively deploy iPhones but also to respond to the rapidly growing population of information workers bringing personally owned smartphones into the enterprise."
"The popularity of the iPhone and speed at which it has entered the workplace magnifies the challenges of managing and supporting the growing diversity of device types in the enterprise," said Mort Rosenthal, CEO of Enterprise Mobile, a mobility systems integrator and outsourcer. "We are confident that our strategy and enterprise mobility services are future-proof with Sybase."
"We are significantly expanding our iPhone offerings with advanced enterprise-ready features that are consistent with Apple's direction," said Raj Nathan, SVP and CMO, Sybase. "As an increasing number of consumers bring personal smartphones into the enterprise, there is a greater need to extend high levels of application performance, functionality and security to a wider range of mobile devices. Sybase continues to deliver the technology that customers require to fully embrace mobility within their enterprises."
Delivering on customer demand for helping make iPhone an enterprise-ready, strategic platform, Sybase offers the following new capabilities:
Device Management
  • Over-the-air provisioning and certificate-based policy enforcement
  • Enforceable administrative policy lockdown control (i.e., passcode, WiFi, VPN/APN, IMAP/POP email settings, and application usage/installation restrictions)
  • Accurate compliance reporting
  • Device authentication to a corporate directory
Database and Enterprise Synchronization
  • Bi-directional synchronization between iPhone and Sybase ASE, SQL Anywhere, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and MySQL databases proven to scale from 1 user to 100,000s of users
  • Enterprise-caliber data management and synchronization technologies designed to operate in heterogeneous environments without regular on-site IT maintenance
In Related News
Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce, announced availability of its mobile banking iPhone application through the Sybase mBanking 365 platform. BBVA Compass is one of the first adopters of the mBanking iPhone application.
Sybase also announced the latest release of Afaria, the industry's leading mobile device management and security solution. Afaria 6.5, a key component of the Sybase's comprehensive mobile platform, comprises new hosting options via a highly-secure multi-tenant infrastructure, enhanced security updates, and a new policy based model for enabling simplified device management across a range of platforms and smartphone devices including iPhone.
Afaria 6.5 with iPhone support will be generally available in mid November 2009.Th e SQL Anywhere for iPhone beta program is now open.


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