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Sybase iAnywhere Broadens Information Anywhere Suite Management and Security Capabilities With Afaria 6.0

2008-08-05 05:00:00

Sybase iAnywhere Broadens Information Anywhere Suite Management and Security Capabilities With Afaria 6.0

New Version of Afaria Offers Customers Enhanced Network and Client

Security While Reducing IT Administrative Costs

LAS VEGAS–(EMWNews)–Sybase iAnywhere today

announced that it has expanded its industry-leading mobile device

management and security solution with the release of Afaria®

6.0. The latest version of Afaria,

a core component of the Sybase Information

Anywhere® Suite, will include a new relay

server architecture that works across multiple Information Anywhere

Suite components to offer highly-secure communications for data

synchronization and mobile device management functions. Afarias

device security capabilities are expanded through new mobile device port

controls. Finally, Afaria introduces several new features focused on

reducing IT administration costs, including a new policy-based device

management capability, support for Open Mobile Alliance Client

Provisioning (OMA CP), and a local password recovery feature.

We have been working with Sybase iAnywhere on

Afaria 6.0 testing and have had an extremely positive experience with

the new relay server architecture and its enhanced secure connectivity

to our network infrastructure, said Samuel

Lee, IT Manager for Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Also,

their profile based management console effectively streamlines device

management tasks for both IT and the end-user.

Despite the fact that adoption of mobile

devices and smartphones continues to proliferate, enterprises today are

required to implement mobile device security frameworks with reduced

resources and IT budgets, said Stephen

Drake, program director, mobile enterprise, IDC. Suppliers

delivering a strong mobile management and security platform, while

making it affordable and easily accessible to customers without

compromising the latest features and functionality, is a compelling

solution for the enterprise.

The new additions to Afarias award winning

mobile device management and security technology create a complete and

tightly integrated enterprise mobility platform.

Key Features Include:

Enhanced network security with new Relay Server

  • Facilitates highly secure communications with mobile devices by not

    requiring any open inbound ports into the corporate network

  • No VPN software required – secure communications is achieved with no

    impact on device processor or battery performance

  • Works across multiple Information Anywhere Suite components, providing

    a single security solution for all device communications

Reduced IT costs with new Policy-based administrative model

  • Group and role-based policies reduce IT administration costs by

    facilitating automated management of large numbers of mobile devices

  • Provides consolidated, expanded views of group policies and schedules

    for ease in management and troubleshooting

  • Dynamic policy enforcement capability ensures compliance with

    management and security policies even while devices are disconnected

Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning (OMA CP)

  • Over-the-air standards-based device provisioning capability

  • Supports configuration of access point settings needed to connect new

    devices to the Internet

  • Supports both user and network PIN signed messages for increased


Mobile Device Port Controls

  • Dynamically controls and enforces the use of device communication

    ports and features on Windows Mobile devices

  • Reduces or eliminates spurious communication costs by controlling

    unauthorized use of IMAP/POP3 email and SMS/MMS messaging

  • Disables use of Infrared, WIFI, USB and Bluetooth communications

  • Enforces corporate security and configuration policies regarding the

    use of device functionality such as camera, microphone, and external

    data cards

Local Password Recovery

  • Provides a method for end users to regain access to locked devices

    without compromising security

  • Reduces help desk costs

  • Optional setting depending on corporate security policy

Afaria 6.0 is focused on reducing IT costs,

which is one of the most pressing issues facing enterprises today,

said Joe Owen, vice president of engineering, Sybase iAnywhere. The

new policy-based administrative model, the OMA client provisioning

capabilities and the local password recovery feature all work to drive

down mobile device management costs. This latest version of Afaria also

includes significant advances in network and device security with the

new relay server architecture and mobile device port control



Sybase Information Anywhere Suites Afaria

6.0 will be available by the end of Q3 2008. For more information,

please visit:

or by calling 800-801-2069.

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 companys Always

Available technologies, including SQL

Anywhere and its Information Anywhere Suite.

Join us August 4-8 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for TechWave

2008, Sybases annual user conference.

For more information, visit

Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, Afaria, 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. 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 Sybases 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 Companys web


Sybase, Inc.
Scott Malinowski, 978-287-1793
[email protected]

Communications for Sybase, Inc.
Cynthia Conway, 212-857-9375
[email protected]

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