SAP Launches New Version of Afaria

    By: Mr. Adrian Bridgwater on Dec 19, 2012

    SAP has introduced the latest version of the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution.

    Enhancements will include deepening enterprise integration and distribution capabilities to effectively manage and secure the large number of disparate users bringing their own devices into the workplace. To address the growing use of enterprise mobile apps, SAP will include new app and self-service portal designs to provide a familiar, consumer-like app portal experience in the enterprise.

    According to Forrester Research, Inc., more than two-thirds of North American and European information workers personally choose the smartphones and tablets they use for work.

    To address this trend, enterprises are developing bring your own device (BYOD) programs that require a highly scalable, mature EMM solution — either on-premise or in the cloud — to effectively manage and secure all the various mobile devices and apps entering the workplace.

    The latest release of SAP Afaria aims to remove complexity and support the growing mobile workforce by helping ensure that all data stored and transmitted via mobile device is protected and secure. It will allow customers to gain greater control and insight into a wide range of devices and apps, remotely back up and delete data if a device is lost or stolen and easily deliver fixes, upgrades and refreshes to mobile users.

    “In our recent report on the mobile enterprise management (MEM) market, IDC recommends that enterprises evaluate mobile solutions that both manage and secure devices and mobile applications,” said Stacy Crook, program manager, Mobile Enterprise Research at IDC. “SAP’s MEM offering, [SAP] Afaria, looks to address the broad requirements of enterprises — for both corporate- and employee-owned mobile devices — and users. Some of the key solution differentiators for companies to look for include complete app and device life-cycle support, analytics on all data collected/managed, high scalability, product maturity/flexibility and on-premise and on-demand/cloud delivery.”

    “SAP is the undisputed leader in MDM and now EMM. We win customers because SAP Afaria scales to meet the expanding requirements of large enterprises,” said Sanjay Poonen, president and head of Mobile Division, SAP. “As the industry moves beyond MDM to EMM, customers resonate with our vision to connect over 1 billion devices, which puts us in the best position to future-proof their investment with the most expansive mobile platform in the industry.”

     

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    Released: December 19, 2012, 4:11 am | Updated: March 22, 2014, 2:57 pm
    Keywords: Mobility News | Afaria


     

     

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