|[June 13, 2012]
Kony Announces the Industry's Most Versatile Mobile Application Management Solution
ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Solutions, Inc., the leading multi-channel application development
platform and business applications provider, today announced a new
solution for Mobile Application Management (MAM) that sets the standard
for managing and securing mobile applications. Kony's Mobile App Manager
gives organizations a single, easy-to-use environment for deploying,
managing, analyzing and securing mobile applications for all devices,
across all channels, including HTML5, mobile web, native, hybrid, or
The new product is a highly customizable, application-centric solution
for provisioning, updating and managing a wide array of mobile apps in
both business-to-employee (B2E) and business-to-business (B2B)
environments. Administrators can use Kony Mobile App Manager to manage
Kony pre-built apps, custom-built and third party apps running on the
KonyOne Platform, or third-party or custom apps built outside the
KonyOne Platform environment. In addition, organizations can use Kony
MAM to enable Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies, because Kony MAM
handles application provisioning, policy management, and even device
feature management from within a secure client container that does not
impact end users' personal apps, games, photos or videos.
Kony MAM provides end users, IT and developers with the tools they need
for comprehensive mobile application management. Users can leverage the
self-service features to install and configure apps inside Kony's secure
client container. IT can have detailed visibility with a powerful and
simple to use web-based management console. Meanwhile, developers can
utilize Kony APIs and app development tools to build mobile app security
and management into apps from the early development stages. In addition,
Kony MAM utilizes a highly scalable server model that integrates
seamlessly with backend security infrastructures including those from
Symantec (News - Alert), McAfee, and CA. By offering a single, unified resource for
managing multiple applications, Kony Mobile App Manager streamlines
management while delivering the industry's most flexible MAM environment.
Gartner (News - Alert) predicts that 90% of companies will support corporate
applications on personal mobile devices by 2014. Some of the biggest
challenges organizations must cope with in mobilizing their business
applications are applying layered security policies and developing,
deploying and maintaining mobile enterprise applications. Kony's Mobile
App Manager addresses both of these issues for enterprises in a single
comprehensive easy offering.
"Our open and standards-based KonyOne Platform has become the solution
of choice for the world's largest IT organizations. With the new
application management solutions we're introducing today, we now have
the industry's most versaile set of offerings to help enterprises
tackle their diverse mobile deployments," said Sam Lakkundi, Chief
Mobile Officer at Kony Solutions. "CIOs want to be able to secure and
manage corporate data and assets, without touching end-users' Angry
Birds or Bejeweled games - now they can do that in a very intelligent
and straightforward way - and they can do so without having to cobble
together different underlying platforms, consoles, and MAM/MDM products.
Kony MAM gives them a single resource for total, flexible control."
Kony Mobile App Manager features a secure mobile app container,
centralized web-based management console, enterprise app store, and
complete support for Kony or third party Mobile Device Management (MDM)
software. The Kony MAM platform can be deployed on-premises or in the
cloud to provide "instant-on" capability - both of these deployment
modes can dynamically scale on demand.
Kony MAM features:
Secure App Container for BYOD -- Kony
MAM features a secure mobile app container that abstracts applications
and data away from the specifics of the device and operating systems,
thereby enabling administrators to provision, run and update
applications without impacting users' personal games, ringtones, and
Web-Based Administration Console -- The
Kony web based management console is the only MAM console on the
market to deliver consolidated management of mobile applications,
analytics, data synchronizations, and the mobile runtime environment
from a single web-based dashboard.
Flexible Policy Management -- Kony
Mobile App Manager enables highly flexible and customizable policy
management. Policies can be assigned by role and by groups within an
organization and can be set to be enforced purely at the application
level, so that the entire device need not be affected.
User Authentication and Authorization --
Kony Mobile App Manager features complete integration with
LDAP/SiteMinder/Active Directory and other popular security and
identity based systems.
Enterprise App Store -- Kony's
Enterprise App Store feature allows administrators to set up,
administer and push apps to diverse devices and allows employees to
easily discover and download applications. Each app store is optimized
for use both inside and outside of corporate firewalls and across any
operating system or device, and is fully integrated into the
centralized management console.
Integrated MDM -- The Kony MAM
product delivers integrated mobile device management (MDM)
functionality in addition to mobile application management, to enable
administrators to lock down, wipe clean, and protect data on diverse
mobile devices, among other functions.
About Kony Solutions
Kony is the industry's leading multi-channel application development
platform and business applications provider. Kony's customers include
more than 70 Fortune 500 companies, the largest global bank, and
many of the U.S.'s largest airlines, automotive and insurance companies.
Kony customers have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in new
revenues from such innovations as mobile ticketing and reservations
(hospitality), mobile remote deposit capture (banking), and mobile
claims processing (insurance).
Kony completed another record fiscal year in FY 2012 (ended March 31,
2012), growing more than 200% in bookings and adding more than 30 new
global 2,000 customers.
Kony enables companies to deliver innovative mobile solutions on every
mobile device. Leveraging the KonyOne Platform, an application is
defined just once, and can be deployed across more than 10,000 devices,
seven operating systems and multiple channels, including HTML5 and
mobile web, hybrid, native, mixed-mode, kiosks, desktop and tablet
applications. The KonyOne Platform provides a universal framework that
ensures the best user experience by optimizing all native capabilities
for each device operating system and browser. Given the market's rapid
rate of device and platform upgrades, Kony future proofs applications
against OS and browser updates, providing SLAs that guarantee timely
support of the newest operating systems and devices. Leading global
brands have built mobile applications with KonyOne, including Huntington
National Bank, Hyatt, Toyota and Capital One (News - Alert).
In 2012 Kony was positioned as a "Visionary" in the Gartner Magic
Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) report.
Kony has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor, a 'Most Innovative Company of
the Year' by the American Business Awards and was chosen as one of Fast
Company's 100 innovative Apple (News - Alert)-affiliated achievers.
For more information, please visit www.kony.com.
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