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Sybase iAnywhere Named Number One in Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software Market for Seventh Consecutive Year


New Report from Leading Industry Analyst Firm Positions Sybase iAnywhere Well Ahead of 15 Competitors in the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Enterprise Software Market

DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase today announced that in a recent report, Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2008-2012 Forecast and 2007 Vendor Shares (IDC # 215219, December 2008), leading IT market research advisory firm IDC recognized Sybase iAnywhere as the leader in mobile device management enterprise software for the seventh consecutive year. Sybase iAnywhere achieved the highest revenues and market share in a top 16 list of companies that make up almost 90 percent of the market and includes large systems management vendors, mobility companies, and pure-play MDM vendors.

”In 2008, IDC observed MDM vendors adding advanced security capabilities, such as full disk encryption, antivirus and firewall, that support the core value propositions for enterprises – IT control, policy enforcement and regulatory compliance,” said Sean Ryan, Research Analyst, Mobile Enterprise, IDC. “The lines between mobile management and security are further being blurred. As more enterprises evaluate MDM solutions, it will be important to find an offering that provides comprehensive management and security capabilities for various mobile infrastructures and device types.”

IDC forecasted that the worldwide market for MDM enterprise software will grow from $243.8 million in 2007 to $364.7 million in 2012 at a CAGR of 8.4%. As defined by IDC, the Mobile Device Management Enterprise software provides standard features found in all desktop administration solutions, such as maintaining PC hardware and software inventories, performing software distribution, managing antivirus scan files and enabling remote control for systems diagnostics. In addition, MDM Enterprise solutions also include advanced functions that address the needs of mobile and wireless users, such as mobile security, support for offline and over-the-air wireless synchronization, and back up and recovery capabilities.

“We are extremely pleased that Sybase iAnywhere is recognized by IDC as the leading MDM provider for the seventh consecutive year" said Terry Stepien, president, Sybase iAnywhere. “Mobile device management and security continue to be a top priority of our customers and key focus area for us as a company. In addition, in 2009 we will continue to demonstrate our leadership in mobility by offering customers the industry’s most comprehensive, robust mobile enterprise application platform featuring our best-in-class device management and security.”

The full report can be obtained 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 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 SQL Anywhere® and its Information Anywhere® Suite.

Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, and Information Anywhere, Afaria, 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. 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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