Today at SAP TechEd the Mobile Secure team announced significant updates to the Mobile Secure portfolio. I blog a lot about all of the products in this portfolio and am excited to share this news with you live from TechEd. The full press release is available here.
The highlights come across all of the components of the portfolio include
- A new cloud edition of the SAP® Mobile App Protection solution by Mocana with app wrapping
- A new secure mobile browser
- Enhanced capabilities for mobile content management.
SAP Mobile Secure Portfolio Expands Cloud Capabilities
Building on the momentum of the cloud edition of SAP Afaria businesses can soon secure iOS and Android apps with the cloud edition of SAP Mobile App Protection, which is planned for release in Q4. This solution helps customers add fine-grained security control into apps developed in-house, by SAP and third parties. We’re excited, SAP will be able to offer customers a complete solution for mobile device, app and content security in the cloud.
Secure Mobile Browser
My personal favourite new feature is the new secure mobile browser. Part of the Mobile App Protection solution, the browser extends the same app level security features to intranet data, Web apps and portals. Companies can wrap advanced policies, including FIPS 140-2 data-at-rest encryption, true per-app VPN capability, copy/paste protection and app-level data wipe, into most any Web app. Administrators can configure browser security even for devices not under active management.
Easy Access to Personal and Corporate Content
We also made enhancements to the SAP Mobile Documents solution to extend features to increase user productivity. The latest release of SAP Mobile Documents has added support for iPhone and Android, a new user-interface, custom branding for iPad, enhanced connectivity to corporate content management systems and security policies based on document classification. If you haven’t seen the solution yet, check out this video of the new UI.
Affordable Pricing for a Complete Solution
One of the greatest features of this portfolio is the fantastic pricing. The SAP Mobile Secure portfolio will offer customers affordable enterprise-grade security for devices, apps and content in the cloud, through the following offerings:
- SAP Afaria, cloud edition, at one euro per device per month
- SAP Mobile Documents at four euros per user per month
- SAP Mobile App Protection, cloud edition, pricing to be determined
A free 30-day trial of SAP Afaria, cloud edition, and SAP Mobile Documents is available at www.sapmobilesecure.com. The Mobile App Protection trial will be available at the same URL shortly.
In addition to today’s news, we also shared a few related announcements in the past few weeks. SAP Afaria now offers full support for iOS 7, including managed app configuration, single sign on and per-app VPN, and supports Samsung KNOX and has enhanced Windows Phone 8 support, including application deployment and management.
New, recent videos on SAP Mobile Secure.
If you’re at SAP TechEd this week in Las Vegas, pop by the SAP Mobile Secure booth in the exhibit hall or watch one of our many mobile security sessions where all of these new solutions are being demonstrated. All sessions are listed here.
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