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Instant Messaging protection included on Sybase iAnywhere.

Sybase IAnywhere : 17 July, 2007  (New Product)
Security for mobile devices and laptops across many platforms improved with enhancements to the Sybase Information Anywhere range of products.
Sybase iAnywhere has announced important enhancements to its Information Anywhere suite that are focused on collaboration and security for mobile enterprise users. The Information Anywhere suite is a platform that addresses converging enterprise requirements for mobile email, messaging, security, device management and enterprise applications. The company has expanded the suite's mobile collaboration capabilities with the general availability of Information Anywhere Mobile IM which provides secure instant messaging and presence capabilities to mobile workers. In addition, the company has also added significant new enhancements to the suite's security solution for laptops, including the addition of security for shareable removable media. 'With mobility comes responsibility. Businesses must take measures to protect corporate information wherever it resides, particularly with widespread usage of unmonitored consumer instant messaging services at work,' said Joe Owen, vice president, engineering, Sybase iAnywhere. 'Information Anywhere helps IT take a strategic approach mobilising, managing and securing the entire spectrum of enterprise solutions, from collaboration to other line of business applications, across all mobile devices and media.'

Information Anywhere Mobile IM and email address the demands of today's mobile workers for increased productivity and collaboration within a controlled, secure environment. The Information Anywhere collaboration software is installed and controlled within the enterprise and includes important features such as message routing and compatibility with IM and email auditing and archiving systems ensuring the security of the enterprise systems and complying to various industry regulations.

With this release, Information Anywhere suite offers the most comprehensive support for extending enterprise email systems and IM platforms across the broadest range of mobile devices and smart phones, including the latest Windows Mobile 6.0, such as the HTC S710 and the T-Mobile Dash, and Symbian-based devices, such as Nokia Eseries and Sony Ericsson M600i and P990i series.

The newly available Information Anywhere Mobile IM includes:.

* Support for leading enterprise instant messaging systems including IBM Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Office Live Communications Server, Jabber XCP, Jabber Wildfire and Reuters Messaging as well as support for public instant messaging networks via XMPP, including Google Talk and Jabber.

* Comprehensive cross-platform support for Windows Mobile, RIM BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia Eseries and Symbian OS-based mobile devices.

Laptops continue to be the single most important mobile device in many corporations as well as the most significant security vulnerability because of the enormous amount of confidential information they contain. The Information Anywhere laptop security solution provides centrally managed control for this vulnerability which is virtually transparent to end users. The current update delivers many enhancements, including:.

* Easy Administrative Decommission Process: Securely decommission retired
laptops in one easy step. Eliminates the need for third party tools or services
to decommission retired devices.

* Shareable Removable Media Support: Ability to encrypt data on USB and IEEE
1394 (Firewire) devices with option for sharing data on the device with other

* Multi User/Admin Support: Each protected machine supports administrator and
multiple user accounts, with unique login credentials.

* Two Factor Authentication: In addition to strong password authentication,
ability to support smart card and token-based authentication products.

* Expanded Status Reporting: Easily and remotely track the status of a
security installation and encryption for the enterprise.
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