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Sybase iAnywhere Introduces New Security Functionality to Protect Against Rogue or Unsecured Mobile Email Access


Sybase iAnywhere today announced the immediate availability of new security functionality within its Information Anywhere® suite, designed to prevent unsecured mobile devices from receiving sensitive or confidential Microsoft Exchange email and personal information manager (PIM) data. This technology expands on the broad Sybase® iAnywhere® set of mobile security offerings, empowering IT organizations with another important way to protect corporate data from rogue mobile device access.

This new access control is available as part of the Security Manager component of the Information Anywhere suite, a platform that addresses converging enterprise requirements for mobile email, messaging, security, device management and enterprise applications.

“With the constantly changing mobile landscape, IT managers are faced with the daunting task of securing the influx of multiple types of mobile devices that may be obtained outside of corporate purchasing and provisioning processes,” said Joe Owen, vice president, engineering, Sybase iAnywhere. “Now organizations can take advantage of Information Anywhere to easily block email access from devices that might compromise enterprise security policies.”

With the new Information Anywhere technology, IT managers can easily:

* Deny Microsoft Exchange email synchronization requests by handheld devices that are not properly managed and/or secured by the Security Manager component;
* Define the ‘security verification policy’ on the Security Manager console;
* Create a ‘white list’ of users that should always be allowed to synchronize with Exchange, even if their device fails the ‘security verification policy’; and
* Create a ‘black list’ of users that should never be allowed to synchronize with Exchange.

“Wireless mail is a mission critical application in most companies, with highly sensitive data being passed around the organization,” says Jack Gold, president of J.Gold Associates. “It is imperative that enterprises provide a way to block unapproved devices that present a potential security and compliance liability from accessing corporate systems. A policy-based approach, like Sybase iAnywhere’s, that enables only approved and remediated devices to connect to sensitive information, is a must for organizations in almost any type of business, but especially in regulated industries.”

"Mobility and the security of mobile devices and the information on them has become a business imperative for many companies,” said Patricia Wilkey, director Global Desktop & Mobility for EDS. “EDS’ customer base has requested this feature for some time, and Sybase iAnywhere responded by developing their new Access Control for Microsoft Exchange. The feature has great benefit for users in that it secures corporate email access to mobile devices not properly managed or secured.”

The new Information Anywhere access control for Microsoft Exchange is available immediately, supporting Windows Mobile devices. For more information, please visit

About Information Anywhere Suite
The Information Anywhere suite is a secure, scalable mobile software portfolio of products that address the converging IT requirements of enterprises today. By combining mobile email, collaboration, device management, enterprise-to-edge security and back-office application extension capabilities, Information Anywhere enables organizations to empower employees to do the work they need to do anywhere, at anytime, on any device. Built from the inception to address the unique characteristics of frontline environments, Information Anywhere ensures that mobilized applications are as secure, reliable and available as those that run within the data center. Additional information about Information Anywhere suite is available at:

About Sybase iAnywhere
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 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 SQL Anywhere and its Information Anywhere suite.

Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, Information Anywhere and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. The Bluetooth trademark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by iAnywhere is under license. IBM, Lotus, Domino and Sametime are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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).

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