Secures mobile office on Apple smartphones
Sybase Inc has posted a version of its iAnywhere Mobile Office up on the iPhone App Store, in a move that helps strengthen iPhone adoption within enterprises by securing Lotus Domino or Microsoft Exchange business email on employee iPhones.
The company said the release provides the usual email, calendar, tasks and contacts to iPhone users, but will also allow IT administrators provide application password protection to staff using the popular smartphone.
They can also call into play on-device encryption and on-demand remote data wipe services to secure any business data that is held on an employee’s iPhone, without interfering with that user’s own data and applications.
iAnywhere enables custom and standard enterprise applications to be ported to mobile devices, as well as email servers. Other features include remote device repair, control and patch management.
The system uses a relay server architecture, which basically means it has a server in an enterprise’s demilitarized zone, the subnetwork that sits between a corporate firewall and an external network.
The advantage of this is that companies can seamlessly connect any wireless mobile devices to their enterprise data securely, without staging data outside the firewall.
The iPhone client is available on the App Store as a free download. The company said that a client requires use of iAnywhere Mobile Office server and a client access license to connect with email systems.