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WSO2 Unveils WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager

February 24, 2014

WSO2 announced the launch of WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager.

According to a release, WSO2 EMM is a product for managing an enterprise's corporate and employee-owned devices, as well as the mobile apps running on them. Today these include any devices and applications using the Android and Apple iOS operating systems.

WSO2 said that EMM brings several advantages in addressing enterprises' mobility management demands:

-As the industry's only 100 percent open source mobile management solution, it provides an alternative to proprietary products.

-An enterprise mobile app store for Android and Apple iOS applications facilitates volume purchase management and encourages employee adoption and compliance.

-WSO2 EMM is integrated with WSO2 Identity Server for authentication and authorization.

-Extensive monitoring of mobile apps, devices and users is enabled by integration with WSO2's big data analytics framework, including WSO2 Complex Event Processor (WSO2 CEP) for real-time analysis and WSO2 Business Activity Monitor (BAM) for batch analysis.

-Like all WSO2 software, WSO2 EMM is multi-tenant and cloud- ready, so the same software can be deployed directly on servers or in the cloud.

"In the era of the connected business, desktop computers and laptops are being replaced by smartphones and tablets as the preferred devices for communicating, collaborating and accessing corporate applications--anytime, anywhere," said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. "The launch of our open source WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager is helping to fuel this revolution by bringing a new level of ease, flexibility and access to comprehensive mobile app and device management. WSO2 EMM also marks a major extension of our commitment to empowering enterprises to develop, integrate, optimize and protect the applications and APIs that drive their business."

The launch of WSO2 EMM is the first milestone in WSO2's strategy to support today's enterprise mobility demands. Future solutions will help developers to write mobile applications, as well. WSO2 will deliver a mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) and provide software developer kits (SDKs) that help developers write secure, containerized, manageable enterprise mobile apps.

WSO2 also will add mobile app development capabilities to WSO2 App Factory, which provides an open source, open standards approach to cloud-enabled enterprise DevOps for continuous cloud delivery. Additionally, WSO2 will build on the current capabilities of WSO2 API Manager for managing mobile app APIs with the integration of WSO2 API Manager and WSO2 App Factory to help developers create enterprise mobile apps that are integrated with existing APIs.

In line with this enterprise mobility strategy, the WSO2Mobile subsidiary has been absorbed into WSO2's core business.

"IT leaders have made it through the first wave of enterprise mobility: extending email/personal information management (PIM) to corporate and personally owned devices," observes Gartner in the report, Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility, 20131. Gartner goes on to write, "They now face the challenges associated with enterprise mobility's second wave: cost-effectively extending access to corporate and personal resources, collaboration and document management functionality to a wide and continually changing assortment of mobile devices and appliances."

WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager is available now as a software download that can run directly on servers or on top of WSO2's platform as a service (PaaS) software; as a WSO2 Cloud Virtual Machine running on the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2), Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM), and VMware ESX; and as a public cloud service hosted by WSO2. As a fully open source solution released under the Apache License 2.0, it does not carry any licensing fees.

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices.

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