SAP Embraces iOS 7 to Improve and Simplify the Enterprise Experience

SAP MENA MD:

Following yesterday’s Apple iPhone 5S and 5C launch, and with mobile playing an increasingly critical role in today’s best-run businesses, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the comprehensive suite of mobile solutions from SAP will support key iOS 7 features.

SAP is committed to rapidly supporting customers running the latest mobile operating system from Apple with SAP Mobile Secure solutions, SAP Mobile Platform and mobile apps from SAP. Many of the new enterprise features within iOS 7 will benefit SAP customers eager to adopt corporate security requirements such as single sign-on, per-app VPN and app configuration. SAP has validated iOS 7 for apps running on SAP Mobile Platform both on premise and in the cloud, and will further enhance support with upcoming releases of the software development kit (SDK) for SAP Mobile Platform. There are currently over 60 SAP apps on the iOS platform.

SAP also has one of the largest enterprise deployments of iOS devices, and has successfully deployed iPhones and iPads across all business functions, including sales, marketing, services, development and operations. SAP Global IT supports more than 50,000 iOS devices used by employees worldwide.
"With the recent announcement by H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum that the UAE is moving towards a mobile government, the ability to provide new, highly-connected, scalable and adaptable solutions is more pressing than ever," said Sam Alkharrat, Manging Director, SAP MENA.
"Apple has made it easier for the enterprise to adopt its devices with the release of iOS 7, which is considered by many as the biggest upgrade since its debut, and bodes especially well for enterprise developers and IT managers. The changes Apple is implementing in iOS 7 directly align with our goal of enhancing, securing and simplifying the end-user experience. This will markedly enhance SAP’s ability to help customers in both the public and private sector build beautiful mobile apps and securely use iOS devices in mission-critical business environments."

Mobile security is about securing three business critical areas: devices, apps and content. New features publically noted in iOS 7 further consolidate the role of mobile device management in protecting enterprises against costly downtime or IP theft. These include the simplified enrollment process, per app VPN for secure communications, "Open In" attachment management to control sensitive documents and email, Single Sign On for enterprise applications and VPP enhancements to improve licensing of enterprise applications. SAP will support new security and management features to offer scalable support for iOS 7 with the SAP Mobile Secure portfolio, including the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution and the SAP Mobile App Protection solution by Mocana both on premise and in the cloud.
A podcast on mobile security, app wrapping and iOS 7 is available here. For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.

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