Software vendor Sybase has announced a partnership with Samsung to offer security on the device vendor's Android-based tablets used to connect to an enterprise.
Under the partnership, Sybase begins delivering Sybase Afaria advanced enterprise security (AES) for Android to include the device vendor’s Galaxy S and Galaxy S II tablets.
“As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems...through [the] device of [their] choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” says Dereck Daymond, managing director for Australia and New Zealand at Sybase. “The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s...management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”
The companies announced the parntership during the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.
The new product offer Enterpsie IT device management capabilities on Samsung Android 2.3 or later devices including enforcement of device encryption, remote lock and wipe, strong password security, and corporate sandbox management, as well as application and configuration management, Exchange client configuration and over-the-air (OTA) deployment configuration and management.