Sybase Products Middle East, the leading provider of enterprise and mobility solutions, today announced the launch of Sybase iAnywhere's OneBridge® 5.5 solution for secure mobile email and applications and Afaria® 5.5 Management and Security Solution for the first time in the Middle East at Gitex Dubai 2006. Sybase plans to use the mega technology event as a platform to promote its world class products with a special focus on its data warehousing and Internet Banking solutions in addition to meeting existing customers, identifying prospective customers and expanding its partnership network at Gitex Dubai 2006.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Hisham Malak, Channel and Marketing Manager at Sybase Products Middle East, said, "Gitex, being the largest IT exhibition in the Middle East, is a perfect platform to launch our new products OneBridge® 5.5 and Afaria® 5.5 in the Middle East. Interoperability between OneBridge 5.5 and Afaria 5.5 will enable us to deliver the most secure, end-to-end email messaging solution on the market today. The latest version of OneBridge is more secure than ever, with the ability to take advantage of Afaria features such as device-side and server-side security in addition to on-the-fly encryption and decryption."
“Sybase iAnywhere has significantly raised the bar on how IT can manage and secure wireless devices in the enterprise. Mobile devices are evolving at a very fast pace and are becoming more and more prevalent in the enterprise. Afaria 5.5 helps companies take advantage of the latest device technology while ensuring that these new devices are well-managed and that the data is always secure.” Mr. Malak added.
OneBridge® 5.5 extends enterprise email and applications to mobile workers, provides new interoperability with the company’s Afaria® 5.5, supports more than 130 mobile devices, simplifies the evaluation process for businesses, and provides administrators and users with enhanced security, management and email capabilities. OneBridge 5.5 delivers a host of new features that will excite IT administrators and end-users alike. Enterprises looking to evaluate OneBridge will find it easier to evaluate, with features that make it simple to install and test-drive. Users will appreciate enhanced usability such as live access to corporate email and phone directories, greater usability in conjunction with strong device security features, and compatibility with the latest mobile devices.
Afaria® 5.5 is the next generation of the company’s award-winning frontline management and security solution, Afaria. Version 5.5 includes new capabilities to initially provision devices over wireless networks, expanded device security functionality, remote control for Windows Mobile devices, and expanded Patch Manager Capabilities. Afaria Security Manager has also been updated to include FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption modules, which ensures corporations can safely extend sensitive data to mobile professionals and meet security directives and compliance requirements.
OneBridge® 5.5 and Afaria® 5.5 are core components of the recently announced Information Anywhere® Suite, a platform which addresses converging enterprise requirements for mobile email, security, device management and application enablement. Afaria 5.5 delivers full interoperability with the company’s OneBridge solution, providing users with an end-to-end secure email and messaging solution. These technology advances allow organizations to better integrate, extend and leverage investments in their existing IT infrastructure when developing a mobile strategy.
"We will also be showcasing our extensive portfolio of enterprise and mobility solutions at the exhibition. We will be demonstrating our latest releases such as PowerBuilder and PowerDesigner, our market leading Mobility Offerings such as Push Email and Mobile Device Management as well as our Internet Banking Solutions, which have realized great success in a short period of time. Gitex is an opportunity to further solidify our presence and commitment to the Middle East market, share customer successes and meet customers from diverse market sectors all under one roof over a five-day period,” Malak added.
Sybase is exhibiting at Sheikh Rashid Hall, Stand: H9-1 at Gitex. Sybase will also be hosting its annual Gitex executive dinner on November 20th at Le Meridien Mena Al Seyahi to thank its customers and partners for their continuous support.
Sybase is the largest enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. With Sybase, customers can optimize and enhance the investments they already own, link together the valuable data resources already in place, and extend the reach of business-critical information to users on the front lines—giving them a financial, agility and productivity edge across all areas of their business.
About Sybase iAnywhere
Sybase iAnywhere 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 middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth® and infrared protocol technologies. Tens of millions of mobile devices, millions of subscribers, and 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company’s “Always Available” technologies, including SQL Anywhere, Afaria, OneBridge, Advantage Database Server and the AvantGo mobile Internet service. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY).
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