BlackBerry may be the go-to enterprise smartphone platform, but Samsung is positioning its newly unveiled Galaxy S II as new contenders for the crown. To get there, Samsung's working with Sybase to bring far more advanced security to the handsets than stock Android offers, including control of individual applications and ports and also allowing for remote administration -- including admin-pushed app updates. Samsung also talked up the phone's Exchange compatibility and, with help from Cisco, the phone offers WebEx compatibility, VPN support, and VOIP calling. Know what this means? Your next corporate phone just got a lot more interesting.
Sybase Ensures Android Enterprise-Readiness With Breakthrough Security on Samsung Mobile Devices
Industry leading Sybase Afaria Transforms the Enterprise with Advanced Security for Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II Android Platforms
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Sybase, Inc., an SAP® company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced its expanded partnership with Samsung to deliver its Sybase Afaria® Advanced Enterprise Security (AES) for Android, providing breakthrough security and application management for Samsung's popular Galaxy S and Galaxy S II devices. Sybase Afaria is the industry's most powerful and flexible mobile device management and security solution for the enterprise.
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"The partnership with Sybase enables our enterprise customers to confidently embrace Samsung Android devices," said Jongshin Kim, vice president of Enterprise Solution Group, Samsung Electronics. "Sybase provides a comprehensive solution that helps Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II set a new security standard within the Android ecosystem. With the widespread adoption of both personally-owned and corporate-owned Samsung devices, our enterprise customers can now enjoy the benefits of Samsung's compelling Galaxy S devices in the most secure and consistent manner."
"Enterprises are diversifying their installed base of smart phones as users demand the latest devices to complement existing company supported platforms," says Jack Gold, President of J.Gold Associates. "The surging popularity of Android devices, like the latest Samsung Galaxy phones, leaves companies with a dilemma – how to give users choice while maintaining a secure corporate environment. Products with extensive device support like Sybase Afaria significantly advance the off-the-shelf device capabilities of Android, iPhone, iPad, etc., making them enterprise-class through protection and manageability enhancements that safeguard corporate assets and minimize total cost of ownership."
Together, Sybase and Samsung are setting out to transform entire organizations through enterprise mobility solutions that bring unprecedented levels of productivity and security without the complexity, allowing enterprises for the first time to extend best practices and polices to Android devices.
"As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy," said Willie Jow, Vice President Enterprise Mobility, Sybase. "The combination of Samsung's leading devices and Sybase's best-in-class mobile device management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments."
Sybase Afaria Advanced Enterprise Security empowers enterprise IT with the most comprehensive device management capabilities on Samsung Android devices (Android version 2.3 or later), including:
Security management – enforce device encryption, remote lock/wipe, strong password security, and corporate sandbox management
Application management – deliver and control the applications that run on Samsung Android devices
Configuration management - provide control over various ports (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, camera, microphone), roaming, and more
Exchange Client Configuration – configure native email client
Over-the-air (OTA) deployments – reduce the complexity of managing devices by automating OTA deployments, configuration and application management without the need for user intervention
In Related News
Samsung announced its enterprise mobility solutions for its mobile devices. Please see press releases at www.samsungunpacked.com/press. Also, Sybase announced expanded Android support, including full control of enterprise email and powerful and secure mobile data management. Please see press releases at www.sybase.com/press.
Sybase Afaria Advanced Enterprise Security (AES) for Samsung will be available in the first half of 2011. For more information, please visit: www.sybase.com/afaria/samsung.
The joint solution will be demonstrated this week at the Samsung booth, Hall 8, Stand No 8B169 at the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain from February 14-17.
IDC: (i) – Sybase recognized as the leader in mobile device management enterprise software for the ninth consecutive year.
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About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
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(i) Source: IDC, Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2010-2014 Forecast 2009 Vendor Shares Report, Doc # 224437, August 2010.