SAP announces new enterprise mobility management solution

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 15, 2013


SAP AG today unveiled SAP Mobile Secure, an enterprise mobility management solution portfolio designed to provide customers with enterprise-grade security for devices, apps and content. The solution also offers a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, with the cloud edition of the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution to help companies secure and manage mobile devices for only one Euro per device per month.

“Gartner Inc has seen indications that cloud-based offerings are finally evolving to address the emerging needs of mobile users to access data and systems more complex than simple messaging,” said Phil Redman, analyst at Gartner Inc. “The cloud model provides natural synergies with the solutions needed for mobile device management (MDM). Scalable and elastic delivery of IT capabilities is the foundation of the cloud computing value proposition.”

SAP Afaria, cloud edition, addresses the demand for a solution that empowers IT departments of any size to manage and secure both corporate-liable and personally-owned devices, providing a way to manage security risk with or without any prior SAP infrastructure. Bundled with this offering, analytic dashboards from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio provide customers with instant insight into device compliance and usage. SAP Afaria, cloud edition, delivers a highly scalable cloud-based mobile device management solution and is now available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.

“Powering SAP Afaria, cloud edition, on AWS is a natural extension of the strong and expanding relationship we have with SAP, as we work together to help enterprises manage their mobile devices in a scalable, low-cost and robust fashion,” said Andy Jassy, senior vice president, AWS.

SAP solutions in the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio include device security and app management; app security and management and content security.  

SAP also announced a unified cloud portfolio to offer more flexibility and choice across the broad spectrum of cloud-based solutions, which will combine the proven breadth of enterprise solutions from SAP with the simplicity of cloud powered by the SAP HANA platform for real-time business.