Sybase iAnywhere announced the latest version of iAnywhere Mobile Office for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise. The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security and deployment features that allow enterprises to reduce the total cost of ownership when extending email and business processes to wireless devices. iAnywhere Mobile Office is an industry leader in extending enterprise-class email and PIM data from Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange to a variety of wireless devices.
"To ensure secure email access and protection of on-board corporate data for wireless users, companies need to add a third party application that extends the offering provided with the device," said Jack Gold, President of J.Gold Associates. "Products that offer enhanced network security, data protection, device management, profile administration, support and deployment features, such as iAnywhere Mobile Office, should be considered for any enterprise deploying wireless devices. This especially holds true if the product allows for cross-platform support which is so common in the enterprise."
The latest version of iAnywhere Mobile Office continues to address enterprise requirements on various wireless devices with the following new key features:
Business Process Mobilization
A simplified email-driven approach that enables business and workflow processes on Windows Mobile and Symbian devices
- Ability for users to take action from mobile devices to complete business processes, such as approval of expense reports, human resources requisitions and purchase orders, or notifications from CRM activities
- Web Service interface for seamless server integration and speed of development with business process widgets, reducing the cost and effort necessary to develop and deploy simple applications
Enhanced Network Security with New Relay Server
Remote administration and the ability to administer multiple iAnywhere Mobile Office servers from a single console
Web Services interface for managing the server
Reduced TCO with New Deployment and Supportability Features
Facilitates highly secure communications with mobile devices by not requiring any open inbound ports into the corporate network
Secure communications with no impact on device processor or battery performance (no VPN software required)
Works across multiple Sybase mobility components, providing a single security solution for all device communications
Sybase has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wireless E-Mail Software, May 2008 and 2008 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms.
Data roaming control of client connections to the server when the device is not on the carrier's home network
Optional SMS provisioning using Sybase 365 global messaging platform
- Enhanced supportability features that assist in troubleshooting issues
"Enterprise users are looking to do more with mobile devices. The latest version of iAnywhere Mobile Office empowers workers to securely conduct time-sensitive business processes on a variety of mobile devices," said Willie Jow, vice president of Mobility Product Marketing, Sybase. "We are focused on enabling the real-time Unwired Enterprise, facilitating work to continue even when mobile workers are not in the office."
The new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office, which supports both IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange, is now available. A free 30-day trial version is available.
Sybase announced expanded iPhone support and availability on the iPhone App Store. The iPhone client is available on the App Store as a free download. The client requires use of iAnywhere Mobile Office server and a client access license to connect with email systems. A video demo of the new iPhone features is available.
About Sybase iAnywhere
Sybase iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), enables success at the front lines of business. The company holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile email, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth and infrared protocol technologies. Sybase iAnywhere plays an important role in the Sybase Unwired Enterprise strategy, which focuses on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Tens of millions of mobile devices and over 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company's "Always Available" technologies, including Sybase Unwired Platform, SQL Anywhere, Afaria and iAnywhere Mobile Office.