Sybase Empowers BlackBerry Users with Enterprise Applications


NEW ORLEANS, LA., CTIA WIRELESS 2005, March 14, 2005, Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced plans to extend support for the Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry wireless platform within its industry-leading iAnywhere(r) mobile product portfolio. With these enhancements, companies already using BlackBerry for enterprise email will be able to leverage their investments to enable access to other line of business applications, such as sales force automation and field service. In addition, with enhanced RIM support within Sybase’s market-leading mobile management software, organizations will be able to securely manage BlackBerry devices and applications as a part of their overall mobility strategy.

“Enterprises are realizing that it’s not enough to simply build and deploy mobile applications. It’s equally important to have a full-scale solution to manage and secure vital company information on those mobile devices and applications,” said Terry Stepien, president of iAnywhere, a Sybase company. “Sybase’s leadership in the mobile enterprise software market provides
companies open, reliable solutions that will make BlackBerry an even stronger platform for the enterprise.”

Today’s organizations want to maximize their device investments to ensure that they can address the complete range of mobile worker needs, from email to enterprise applications. Leveraging its number one position in mobile middleware, Sybase’s extended support for BlackBerry will enable users to leverage their devices beyond email. Mobile workers in a variety of
industries, such as legal, finance and insurance, will be able to use BlackBerry devices to access and update critical information, improving productivity and return on investment.

Sybase’s enhanced support of BlackBerry within its management software will solve an important IT challenge-the secure deployment and support of BlackBerry devices and applications as a part of an overall mobile management strategy, which may include other mobile platforms. For example, organizations will be able to leverage Sybase( iAnywhere open management
software to perform asset management, content and software deployment, configurations management and automation and security management for all of their mobile devices. Sybase iAnywhere technology supports the broadest range of devices, platforms and operating systems.

Customers are already benefiting from BlackBerry support in the Sybase mobile portfolio, further extending the use of BlackBerry devices beyond email to line-of-business applications. For example, Veritext LLC, the second largest national provider of court-reporting services, uses Sybase iAnywhere technology to provide Web and email access via BlackBerry to
corporate and law firm transcripts, making it easier for attorneys and corporate users to find the information they need, when they need it.

“Attorneys love the competitive advantage that they gain by having always-on connectivity with quick access to transcript information with VIP21,” said Lolly Bak, Chief Information Officer, Veritext. “Sybase iAnywhere technology powers BlackBerry users to search their transcript database on-the-go, finding key words located in any of their transcripts securely and quickly - in the courtroom, traveling to client meetings and preparing for litigation.”

Sybase will be showcasing its solutions this week at CTIA WIRELESS 2005. For more information, please visit Sybase booth #6557. For more information, interested parties can call 1-800-8-SYBASE or visit:

About Sybase, Inc.
Celebrating 21 years of innovation, Sybase enables the Unwired Enterprise for customers and partners by delivering enterprise and mobile software solutions for information management, development and integration. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web

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