SAN JOSE, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Intellisync Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNC – News), a leading developer and marketer of wireless software for the worldwide mobile communications industry, today announced that its award-winning IntellisyncÂ® Mobile Suite(TM) platform will soon support Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry(TM) devices. Currently, many enterprises purchase a proprietary server and a service to support BlackBerry devices, as well as the software required to manage all other mobile devices in the enterprise. Intellisync Mobile Suite will manage nearly every mobile device — including BlackBerry — in the enterprise for email, security, enterprise application/data push and more.
Intellisync Mobile Suite’s tools allow the enterprise to secure, control and manage BlackBerry and virtually any other device, including the palmOne Treo, Pocket PCs, laptops, tablets and more — from a single platform. With BlackBerry support, Intellisync Mobile Suite’s benefits will be greater than ever before:
— Manage All Mobile Devices Via One Network Server. With Intellisync
Mobile Suite managing their wireless email and device network,
enterprises can offer the latest mobile applications to all of their
users on the devices they want to use. Mobile workers — from
executives to remote salespeople to field maintenance operators — can
choose devices ranging from BlackBerry to Treo smartphones to tablet
PCs, all of which will be managed from a single server with
award-winning Intellisync software.
— Provide Ease of Use for Device Users. Mobile Suite will support all of
BlackBerry’s built-in applications — with no need for users to adapt
to a new, unfamiliar solution for email, calendar, contacts and other
— Push Enterprise Apps Like CRM and SFA to the BlackBerry and Virtually
Any Other Mobile Device, including laptop and tablet PCs, Windows
Mobile-based Smartphones, and handhelds based on the Palm, Pocket PC
and Symbian operating systems.
“Intellisync has earned the reputation of being an ‘open platform’ mobility provider, committed to supporting the industry’s broadest range of devices and applications,” said J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D, principal analyst for MobileTrax LLC. “Intellisync now will offer an alternative to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for organizations that want additional mobility capabilities, including device management and the extension of mission-critical enterprise data. Intellisync also provides a powerful alternative for enterprises looking to a wide range of device types, including BlackBerry, using a single platform.”
UPGRADE ENTERPRISE DEVICE MANAGEMENT
With this latest development, Intellisync will allow organizations to enjoy the benefits of top-ranking device hardware and mobile software. Intellisync’s enhanced mobile security, push-enabled systems management, and smartphone support were recently cited in a comprehensive research report published by IDC, a leading industry analyst firm.
“Full-featured mobile device management (MDM) solutions are a critical component in enterprise mobility deployment projects,” explained Stephen Drake, program manager, Mobile Infrastructure Software, for IDC. “As enterprises become more aware of the benefits of mobile device management, companies such as Intellisync can expect increased success in selling its MDM solution to customers purchasing one or more of its mobile offerings.”
INTELLISYNC EXTENDS THE VALUE OF BLACKBERRY DEVICES
By installing Intellisync Mobile Suite for BlackBerry, enterprises will not only provide secure wireless email to a wider array of mobile devices — they will also mobilize enterprise applications, pushing in real-time any enterprise applications right to the device. Today, more and more corporations are looking beyond wireless email. With the increased adoption of mobile devices like BlackBerry in the corporate workforce, operation managers want to capture the full benefits that mobility can deliver. Thus, they are seeking to mobilize enterprise applications to drive business value with solutions such as salesforce automation and field service.
“Intellisync has enjoyed a long relationship with RIM and its highly popular BlackBerry devices,” explained Intellisync CEO Woodson (Woody) Hobbs. “With our Intellisync Mobile Suite platform, we are now looking forward to expanding our support of BlackBerry. We intend to provide BlackBerry users with the best of both worlds — the ability to continue using the devices they love while dramatically expanding the range of enterprise information they can access. In addition, enterprise IT departments can now manage all mobile devices — BlackBerry, Treo smartphones, Pocket PCs and more — with a single server, with extensive device management capabilities that have the potential of lowering total cost of ownership for all of their mobile assets.”
For more information, please visit www.intellisync.com.
ABOUT INTELLISYNC CORPORATION
Intellisync Corporation is a leading provider of mobile software and platforms to large enterprises, mobile operators, software providers and device manufacturers. Intellisync has won the mobility industry’s top awards by providing seamless synchronization; secure wireless email, device control and mobility management software that connects nearly every device, data source and application available. The world’s largest corporations have selected Intellisync as their mobility solution standard, including America Online, Credit Agricole, Domino’s Pizza, Guidant, IBM, Microsoft, NTT DoCoMo, Oracle | PeopleSoft, Pfizer, Target, T-Mobile, Union Pacific, Verizon Wireless and Yahoo! For more information, please visit www.intellisync.com.
ABOUT INTELLISYNC MOBILE SUITE
Intellisync Mobile Suite extends corporate data to mobile and remote employees, delivering access to enterprise applications, files, email and PIM data, intranet sites and Web content. It also provides valuable tools for remotely managing mobile devices. Mobile Suite is compatible with a wide range of mobile devices, including laptop and tablet PCs, Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, and handhelds based on the BlackBerry, Pocket PC, Palm OS and Symbian operating systems. The product also supports groupware and backend databases such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server. Mobile Suite provides a comprehensive platform that is designed to meet virtually all corporate mobile infrastructure needs.
Forward-looking statements in this news release, including but not limited to Intellisync’s intention to support RIM BlackBerry devices with a single platform, the ability to manage all mobile devices from a single network server, increased success in selling the company’s MDM solutions, Intellisync’s expanded support of BlackBerry, and the potential of providing lower cost of ownership for enterprise mobile applications, are based on current expectations and beliefs and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks associated with uncertainties related to the effect of continued weakness of general economic factors on the overall demand for Intellisync’s products and services, the timing of market adoption and movement toward mobile solutions and data synchronization solutions, margin erosion, market shrinkage, economic uncertainty related to terrorism and conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, timely introduction, availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, as well as additional risk factors, as discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of Intellisync’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2004 and Intellisync’s quarterly reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellisync disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.
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