SAP offers mobile device management for €1 per month on Amazon's cloud

Enterprises can take control of mobile devices without the cost related to installing an on-premise platform

A new cloud version of SAP's Afaria mobile device management software offers IT departments a more convenient way of controlling mobile devices.

As with its other cloud-based offerings, SAP hopes to attract enterprises to the cloud-based version of Afaria with improved installation speed and cost, compared to traditional software. Enterprises gain all the benefits and features of on-premise mobile device management without the capital expenses, the company said Tuesday at its Sapphire conference in Orlando.

Using the offering, IT departments can provision in-house apps and revoke privileges without limiting access to personal information. Employees can handle routine tasks such as configuring their smartphones and downloading enterprise apps, but if they make changes and become noncompliant with corporate policies, they are blocked from accessing enterprise resources.

Analytic dashboards from the BusinessObjects portfolio, which allows IT staff to keep track of device compliance and usage, are bundled with the package.

The software is now available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8 for €1 (US$1.30) per month and device. For IT departments that want to try the product first, there is a 30-day free trial available.

The German company is far from alone in offering mobile device management in the cloud. AirWatch, Fiberlink and MobileIron already offer cloud-based solutions. But Afaria is the first that has been approved by Amazon Web Services

SAP also announced a partnership with mobile security vendor Mocana to offer the Mobile App Protection software by Mocana. It allows enterprises to use app-wrapping technology to secure existing corporate and third-party applications without having to write any code.

The IT department can customize policies that include authentication, encryption and per-app VPN to help protect data, according to SAP. The MAP software is compatible with Google's Android and Apple's iOS and can be used across managed and unmanaged devices, including those that employees bring to work. SAP didn't provide pricing.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags mobiletabletssoftwaremobile applicationsSAPhardware systemssystem managementsapphireMobile OSes

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?