ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet increased demand for enterprise-class security for mobile apps, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a partnership with Mocana, one of the fastest-growing global security platform startups, to resell the leading mobile security product Mocana Mobile App Protection™ (MAP™). The SAP® Mobile App Protection solution by Mocana, part of the SAP® Mobile Secure portfolio, provides secure mobile app management capabilities. The solution is intended to enable customers to benefit from the ability to quickly add fine-grained usage and security policies to iOS and Android apps without having to write any code. The partnership is forecasted to also help customers expedite deployment of secure mobile apps, especially in highly regulated industries such as financial services, retail, healthcare and government. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held May 14–16 in Orlando, Florida.
"SAP is leading the way in partnering with some of the most successful startup companies in the mobile market today," said Sanjay Poonen, president, Mobile Division, SAP. "In working with Mocana, one of the fastest-growing privately-held security platform providers in the world, we plan to bring a new, innovative best-of-breed solution to our customers. This announcement helps reaffirm our commitment to be at the forefront of enterprise mobile app security and to provide customers with the highest level of viability, management and security available today."
SAP is focused on comprehensively addressing and simplifying all aspects of enterprise mobility for its customers. The SAP Mobile Secure portfolio addresses the many complexities experienced by any enterprise deploying a mobile solution or strategy. Adding SAP Mobile App Protection to this portfolio helps organizations speed mobile initiatives by automating app security without having to write any code. Once an application is wrapped, SAP Afaria is designed to deploy and manage the application, ensuring corporate data in an app is protected, even outside of the enterprise. Customers may also customize a range of policies including authentication, FIPS 140-2 encryption and per-app VPN to help comprehensively protect data for different users and contexts.
"Mobile security is of paramount importance to Intel," said David Flanagan, managing director, Intel Capital. "Intel is working on mobile technologies to transform the way the enterprises do business. We believe that the partnership between these two leading companies, SAP and Mocana, can help enable innovative solutions for highly secure, mobile deployments within the enterprise."
"App enablement is a growing market cutting across key B2C, B2B and B2E organizations," said Stephen Drake, program vice president, Mobility Enterprise Research, IDC. "Solutions such as those from SAP's end-to-end mobile portfolio and Mocana's app wrapping technology are expected to help enterprises accelerate the deployment of game-changing mobile applications that are designed to leverage sensitive corporate information and services."
"Our partnership with SAP helps cement Mocana as the market's leading app security solution, a solution that helps enterprises deploy and manage the 'long tail' of specialized apps they use every day," said Adrian Turner, CEO, Mocana. "Whether it's application development, device management, scalable app distribution or now application security, SAP continues to see what matters most for enterprise mobility ahead of the rest."
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About Mocana Launched in 2004 and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology Pioneer, Mocana unlocks the mobile enterprise and simplifies wide-scale deployments by securing apps automatically, in seconds. The company's Mobile Application Protection (MAP) app-shielding solution mitigates the complexities of mobile management, while freeing developers from lengthy and expensive security coding. Mocana is the global app security expert, counting five of the top seven Android handset makers as customers, with deep expertise born from a decade of experience securing embedded devices across the Internet of Things; from medical devices to aerospace and defense, from smart grid to industrial automation. For more information, visit www.mocana.com.
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