SAP introduced SAP Mobile Secure, an enterprise mobility management portfolio that’s designed to provide companies with security for devices, applications and content. SAP Mobile Secure also includes a software-as-a-service offering, with the cloud edition of the SAP Afaria mobile device management product to help organizations quickly and easily secure and manage mobile devices.

The SAP Mobile Secure portfolio includes SAP Afaria, which provides device security and application management; and the SAP Mobile App Protection solution that SAP offers through a new partnership with mobile security vendor Mocana.

“Gartner has seen indications that cloud-based offerings are finally evolving to address the emerging needs of mobile users to access data and systems more complex than simple messaging,” Phil Redman, vice president and distinguished analyst at research firm Gartner Inc., said in a statement. “The cloud model provides natural synergies with the solutions needed for mobile device management. Scalable and elastic delivery of IT capabilities is the foundation of the cloud computing value proposition.”

SAP Afaria, cloud edition, addresses the demand for a reliable and low-cost service that allows IT departments to manage and secure both corporate and personally owned devices, SAP says, providing a way to manage security risk with or without any prior SAP infrastructure. SAP Afaria, cloud edition, is now available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.

Bundled with this offering, analytic dashboards from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio provide organizations with instant insight into device compliance and usage.

“The enterprise managed mobility market has needed a highly affordable, scalable cloud-based enterprise mobile device management solution,” Fernando Alvarez, senior vice president and Mobile Solutions Global Service Line Leader at Capgemini Group, said in a statement.

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