Sybase has announced support for iPad and Android devices with the latest release of Afaria. With the new ability to secure and manage iPad and Android, Sybase extends its device support to a list that includes iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows, Symbian and BlackBerry.
According to Sybase, significant industry developments point to the growing challenges businesses face in securely managing data across multiple platform and device types. For example, Android is quickly becoming a highly coveted device for business users, adding more complexity to the highly diverse mobile enterprise environment. Additionally, according to a recent survey commissioned by Sybase, the top reason that U.S. consumers will use a tablet device such as the iPad is to work while mobile, with the results showing that users want more access to information and work applications on their mobile devices.
"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," states Gary Kovacs, senior vice president, markets, solutions and products, Sybase. "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 organizations to make the most of mobility within their enterprises."
Sybase's enterprise mobile device management and mobile security solution for iPad and Android will be available in Q2 in the Afaria 6.5 feature pack. For more information, go here.