Sybase Enterprise Mobility Solutions Complement Cisco Cius Debut in Enterprise Tablet Market

Published on July 11, 2011 in Computer Software, Consumer Electronics, Internet, Mobile, Technology


Sybase Unwired Platform and Afaria Bring Unmatched Mobile Device Management, Security, App Development and Deployment Capabilities to Latest Android Tablet from Cisco

LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2011) – Today at Cisco® Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Sybase, Inc., an SAP® company (NYSE: SAP) and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, announced its mobile device security and application management software support Cisco Cius™ – an innovative, highly secure business tablet created for the enterprise. The combination of Sybase’s market leading management and security from Afaria® with the power of the Sybase® Unwired Platform provides application developers a fast, efficient and secure way to build and deploy mobile enterprise applications on the industry’s leading devices. Today’s announcement extends Sybase’s device agnostic approach to support a growing list that includes Android (smartphones and tablets), iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry.

With the exponential growth of personally owned and corporate-liable tablets entering the enterprise, businesses are seeking a comprehensive platform to simplify and centralize the development, deployment, management and security of their mobile application landscapes across a widening array of device types. The Cisco Cius business tablet brings innovative new voice, video, collaboration and virtualization capabilities to enterprise users. By combining Cisco Cius and Sybase’s leading enterprise mobility solutions, organizations can now deliver an optimized tablet containing enterprise-grade management, security and a suite of collaboration applications.

“Our ability to rapidly support the latest devices on our mobile enterprise application platform and ensure they are enterprise-ready is unmatched in the industry,” said Terry Stepien, president, Sybase iAnywhere. “We highly value Cisco as a strategic partner with a common goal of driving enterprise mobility innovation. The Cisco Cius running on Sybase Unwired Platform will offer customers a new class of highly collaborative and secure productivity apps, which will continue advancing tablet adoption in the enterprise.”

Built on proven technology, the Sybase Unwired Platform and Sybase Afaria are designed to improve customer efficiency, responsiveness and satisfaction through development and management of user-friendly, highly productive native and web-based applications. These applications are designed to mobilize business processes and workflow, and provide real-time access to back-office systems across the enterprise on one of the most secure mobile platforms in the industry. Sybase’s Support for Cisco Cius brings leading functionality to mobile application developers and IT managers, including:

Device and Application Management:

  • Over-the-Air (OTA) deployment, enabling IT managers to quickly configure hundreds or thousands of devices at a time and deliver applications
  • Asset tracking and reporting

Device Security:

  • Ability to restrict access to corporate assets from compliant devices only
  • Protection from data loss by providing password control and remote device wipe capability

Application Development:

  • The Unwired Workspace Eclipse development tool allows developers to quickly and easily extend enterprise backend systems to a variety of mobile use cases
  • The Hybrid Web container allows developers to quickly mobilize simple business processes and lightweight applications, using web standards (HTML5/Javascript/CSS)


Sybase Afaria support for Cisco Cius is immediately available with Sybase Unwired Platform support and additional application development deployment functionality to come in Q3. Sybase will be demonstrating three enterprise workflow applications built on the Sybase Unwired Platform and running on Cisco Cius at Cisco Live, which is being held in Las Vegas, NV, July 10-14, 2011.

About Sybase

Sybase, an SAP company, is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. Our information management, analytics and enterprise mobility solutions have powered the world’s most mission-critical systems in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and government. For more information, visit Read Sybase blogs:

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Source: Sybase

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