The latest release of the mobile application server from Verivo, Akula 2.0, aims to provide enterprise IT departments more control, visibility and governance of their enterprise mobile applications with significant new capabilities. The open platform enables IT to secure and govern mobile services and applications while allowing development teams to access and reuse these services leveraging the front-end tools of their choice.
“As enterprises develop multiple complex apps, IT oversight and governance become more difficult to enforce, thus compromising security, control, management and visibility,” said Chris Marsh, principal analyst, enterprise mobility at Yankee Group. “Enterprises need an open and extensible platform that, rather than just sitting as another silo, can work with existing IT infrastructure and scale policy, security and compliance across mobile assets.”
The latest version seeks to fill a gap between SOA and the needs of mobile devices by providing services for security, data access, data sync, monitoring, management and more—plus the option to add custom services as needed. Capabilities include:
Client Actions: Provides a number of built-in client actions to any app automatically including force logout, data wipe and refresh app permissions, all of which can be generated from within the Akula management console.
Push Notifications: Enables developers to quickly and easily add push notifications, such as alerts, badges and sounds across all of their iOS and Android devices.
Management Console: The Akula server management console has been greatly expanded to replicate all of the functions of the Akula management REST APIs and allows full management of Akula mobile apps at runtime.
Public Maven Repository: Developers can now create a new Akula app project in a single step with the Verivo-hosted public Maven repository.
Android Certification: The Akula client SDK is now certified for Android 4.4 (KitKat).
“Gregg Bjork, president and chief operating officer of Verivo, said, “With Akula 2.0, we’ve added key capabilities that help improve development, security and governance as the industry continues to evolve, and the number of apps companies develops continues to increase.”