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April 6, 2010

Sybase adds iPad, Android support to Afaria

Expanded security to block unknown or non-compliant devices

By CBR Staff Writer

Enterprise software vendor Sybase has released a new version of Afaria with support for iPad and Android devices, extending its device support to a list that includes iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows, Symbian and BlackBerry.

According to Sybase, the Afaria 6.5 features include, the ability to manage Android devices from the Afaria console, enabling IT to configure devices, control password policies, perform remote kill; and expanded management capabilities including the ability to perform a remote kill for iPhone and iPad.

In addition, the new version includes expanded security to block unknown or non-compliant devices from accessing corporate assets for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms; and enhancements to ensure iPhone and iPad management is scalable for on-premise deployments as well as when managed in a hosted environment.

Gary Kovacs, senior vice president of markets, solutions and products at Sybase, said: “The number and variety of mobile devices being brought into the enterprise continues to expand, as does the demand for data-driven applications with advanced enterprise-ready features.

“We have listened to our customers and responded by providing our management and security solution for the widest range of mobile devices. Today’s addition of capabilities for Android and iPad further extends Sybase’s leadership in delivering the technology required for organisations to make the most of mobility within their enterprises.”

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