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[June 13, 2012]

Kony Announces the Industry's Most Versatile Mobile Application Management Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. --(Business Wire)--

Kony 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 mixed-mode.

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 apps
  • 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.

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