Sybase/SAP Afaria Offers iOS And PC Management Options [Mobile Management Month]

Sybase/SAP Afaria Offers iOS And PC Management Options [Mobile Management Month]

Sybase Afaria offer comprehensive mobile and desktop management

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Sybase, and SAP company provides a range of enterprise IT solutions. Afaria, Syabase’s mobile management platform, is a comprehensive solution that ties in with other Sybase and SAP enterprise products (most notably its desktop PC management offerings). Overall, the platform is a great resource for existing SAP and Sybase customers.

Company: Sybase/SAP
Product(s): Afaria
Type of solution(s): device and app management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, webOS, Windows Mobile (plus Windows and Linux workstations)

Licensing Model: perpetual and recurring licensing options
Includes/Offers Maintenance Updates?: Optional
Technical support options: 24/7

Deployment options: cloud service, on-premise software, on-premise appliance

Failover and load balancing options: supports server failover and load balancing

Scalability: supports multiple locations and location-specific administration

Directory system integration: Microsoft Active Directory, Apple Open Directory, LDAP

Administrative tool options: web/cloud

Data export capabilities: device hardware, installed configuration profiles, location and usage tracking, installed apps

Expense management features: track current carrier, alert on roaming, bandwidth optimization/throttling

Device enrollment mechanism(s): website, iOS app
Support for secure/authenticated enrollment?: Yes
Security certificate features: Certificates for Exchange, Wi-Fi, VPN

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: remove passcode, lock, wipe, push text message

App management options: push apps to device, enterprise app store with custom and public apps, Apple Volume Purchase Plan integration, app whitelist/blacklist options, admin alert on unapproved apps

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Ryan FaasRyan Faas is a technology journalist and consultant living in upstate New York who has written extensively about Apple, business and enterprise IT, and the mobile industry. In addition to writing for Cult of Mac, he is a contributor to Computerworld, InformIT, and Peachpit Press. In a previous existence he was a healthcare IT director as well as a systems and network administrator. Follow Ryan on Twitter and Google +

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