F5 Networks, a Seattle-based Application Delivery Networking company brings respite to security risks posed by mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend and surging data traffic with the launch of ‘Mobile App Manager,' a BYOD 2.0 and a hybrid cloud solution for mobile application management.
The company announced that it is betting big on Software-defined Networking (SDN) space and hence it recently acquired LineRate Systems. It also launched new security offering namely Big-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) which ensures security at applications, network and user access points.
Satish Nair, head of Systems Engineering, India & SAARC, F5 Networks said, "Mobile App Manager comes with intelligent services framework which connects any user, anywhere, from any device to application resources, independent of infrastructure. It comes with three key layers viz platform, services, and extensible and programmable architecture layers. It relieves the burden and responsibility of managing employee-owned devices while still enabling them to control device access to their network, track inventory, monitor threats and vulnerabilities and corporate information."
Satish Nair added, "Beyond enterprise customers, channel partners and carrier service providers (CSPs) can benefit from F5 Mobile App Manager as well. It is a low overhead differentiated service that channel partners can quickly make available to their customers because, as a SaaS offering, it can be added to customers' existing BIG-IP APM deployments and it requires no additional infrastructure changes or on-site installation. Likewise, for CSPs that are looking to grow their average revenue per user (ARPU) beyond voice and data plans, F5 Mobile App Manager can be resold as a value-added enterprise managed service."