SAP has launched its SAP Mobile Secure, an enterprise mobility management solution portfolio designed to provide customers with enterprise-grade security for devices, apps and content. Announced at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, FL, this new portfolio optimizes the mobile experience for users of today’s most popular mobile devices. Partners include Amazon Web Services, Capgemini, and Mocana.
SAP Mobile Secure also offers a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, with the cloud edition of the SAP Afaria mobile device management (MDM) solution to help companies secure and manage mobile devices.
“Gartner has seen indications that cloud-based offerings are finally evolving to address the emerging needs of mobile users to access data and systems more complex than simple messaging,” said Phil Redman, vice president Distinguished Analyst for Gartner. “The cloud model provides natural synergies with the solutions needed for mobile device management (MDM). Scalable and elastic delivery of IT capabilities is the foundation of the cloud computing value proposition.”
MDM and Security With Built-In Analytics
SAP Afaria, cloud edition, enables IT departments of any size to manage and secure both corporate-liable and personally-owned devices, providing a way to manage security risk with or without any prior SAP infrastructure. Bundled with this offering, analytic dashboards from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio provide customers with instant insight into device compliance and usage.
SAP Afaria, which delivers a highly scalable cloud-based mobile device management solution, is available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.
“Enterprises are using AWS for every imaginable use case, and it’s been exciting to see the acceleration of SAP applications being run on AWS,” said Andy Jassy, senior vice president, AWS. “Powering SAP Afaria, cloud edition, on AWS is a natural extension of the strong and expanding relationship we have with SAP, as we work together to help enterprises manage their mobile devices in a scalable, low-cost and robust fashion.”
Security for Device, Content and Apps
With the constant introduction of new devices in the market, the variety of mobile operating systems and the influx of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs for employees, enterprise-level security is top-of-mind for many companies.
The SAP Mobile Secure portfolio addresses these security challenges by enabling security of the device, apps and content for today’s most popular mobile devices, including iOS, Windows and Android devices.
“Cyber security is increasingly a board room priority, and as such, iron-clad mobile security is job one for all CIOs and CISOs to execute their mobile strategy,” said Sanjay Poonen, president of Technology Solutions and the Mobile Division, SAP.
SAP Mobile Secure is designed to scale to millions of devices and even support large-scale “Internet of Things” use cases. Solutions in the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio include:
Device security and app management: SAP Afaria is a highly scalable solution to manage and secure deployments of mobile devices and apps for any size of company — in the cloud or on-premise. The latest release of SAP Afaria now includes support for Windows Phone 8.
App security and management: SAP today also announced a partnership with mobile security vendor Mocana. The SAP Mobile App Protection solution by Mocana helps organizations accelerate mobile app security. App-wrapping technology enables enterprises to quickly secure existing corporate and third-party applications without having to write any code. In addition, the SAP Store offers a white-label mobile app distribution storefront, including secure distribution of internally developed and purchased third-party apps.