Sybase iAnywhere has announced Afaria 5.5, the next generation of the company's frontline management and security solution. Afaria 5.5 includes new capabilities to initially provision devices over wireless networks, expanded device security functionality, remote control for Windows Mobile devices, and expanded Patch Manager capabilities. Afaria Security Manager has also been updated to include FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption modules, designed to ensure corporations can safely extend sensitive data to mobile professionals and meet security directives and compliance requirements. Afaria 5.5 is a core component of the recently announced Information Anywhere Suite, a portfolio of products to address converging enterprise requirements for mobile email, security, device management, and application enablement. Afaria 5.5 will be available later in Q4.
Sybase iAnywhere has also released OneBridge 5.5, which extends enterprise email and applications to mobile workers. Version 5.5 provides new interoperability with the company's Afaria 5.5, supports more than 130 mobile devices, can simplify the evaluation process for businesses, and provides administrators and users with enhanced security, management, and email capabilities. OneBridge 5.5 is also a core component of the recently announced Information Anywhere Suite. OneBridge 5.5 will also be available later in Q4. Pricing is based upon a one-time, per-seat licensing agreement. A free 30-day trial version of OneBridge 5.5 is available from the website.
Sybase iAnywhere has also announced new versions of two of the core components in its Information Anywhere Suite. Recent Information Anywhere Suite product updates of Afaria, OneBridge, M-Business Anywhere, SQL Anywhere, and Unwired Accelerator include improved interoperability across components. Information Anywhere Suite capabilities include: Heterogeneous Mobile Email Delivery; Mobile Device Management; Mobile Device Security; and Mobile Enterprise Application Enablement.