Sybase iAnywhere Introduces Comprehensive Management and Security for Symbian Devices
Empowers Companies to Manage and Secure Their Unwired Enterprise Across a Range of Devices and Platforms
LONDON — INFOSECURITY EUROPE 2008 — APRIL 2008 — Sybase iAnywhere today announced that its Information Anywhere® Suite Afaria® component, which provides leading-edge mobile device management and security capabilities, now supports the latest mobile devices based on the Symbian platform. Sybase iAnywhere is unique in providing robust management capabilities combined with a policy-based, managed security solution to ensure central IT control of Symbian devices. Appealing to the mixed device environments of many global organizations, companies can leverage Afaria to manage and secure a range of mobile devices based on Windows Mobile, Palm and now Symbian handhelds, and Windows laptops.
“With the rise in popularity of Symbian OS handhelds for enterprise use, it is critical for companies to be able to centrally control, back up and secure these devices used by mobile workers,” said Joe Owen, vice president of engineering, Sybase iAnywhere. “Our customers are excited that we are bringing the same managed security approach to Symbian devices as we provide on other platforms, which allows IT to enforce important security policies such as enforced power-on password and device lockdown.”
“Symbian is a proven operating system that is seeing widespread adoption within enterprises in EMEA,” said Lars Vestergaard, Research Director, European Wireless and Mobile Communications at IDC. “The ability to now secure Symbian devices is an important extension of the cross-platform support provided by Afaria from Sybase iAnywhere, who are already recognized as the leader in mobile device management enterprise software by IDC.” *
“With the addition of security for the Symbian operating system, Sybase iAnywhere enables us to offer a complete management and security solution for our customers, many of whom have a mixed profile of Windows Mobile and other smartphone devices,” said Magne Gabrielsen, director of System Development, SmartPhones telecom AS. “With the importance of mobile security rapidly growing in Europe, combined with the wide acceptance of Symbian devices, Sybase iAnywhere presents a great solution for businesses who are looking to develop a mobile plan and require security as part of their deployment.”
Security capabilities for Symbian OS v9 include:
* Enforced Power-On password
* Administrator defined password format requirements
* Password expiration
* Device lockdown after exceeding allowed password attempts
Mobile management capabilities for Symbian OS v9 include:
* OTA software distribution
* Data backup and restore
* Hardware and software inventory collection
* Software license management
* Custom scripting component for automating electronic file distribution, file and directory management, program execution and notifications.
Sybase iAnywhere is participating at Infosecurity Europe in London where the company will be demonstrating the latest version of its Information Anywhere Suite at booth # H140. Information Anywhere Symbian support for Afaria is expected to be available in June 2008. For more information on the Afaria beta program, please contact 1-800-792-2735 in North America, +(44) 207-285-4000 in the UK or +(49) 2115-9760 in Germany.
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Special Note: References to Sybase iAnywhere mean iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions’ product market, relationships with its customers and new products are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in Sybase’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company’s web site).
* Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2007-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares (IDC # 208771, October 2007) leading IT market research advisory firm IDC recognized Sybase and its iAnywhere subsidiary as the leader in mobile device management enterprise software with higher revenues and market share in a top 15 list that makes up more than three-fourths of the market and is dominated by large systems management vendors, mobility companies, and smaller pure-play MDM vendors.
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