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Sybase iAnywhere Named Number One in Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software Market for Sixth Consecutive Year

New report from leading industry analyst firm positions Sybase iAnywhere ahead of 14 competitors in the Mobile Device Management

DUBLIN, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sybase iAnywhere today announced that in a recent report, Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2007-2011 Forecast and 2006 Vendor Shares (IDC # 208771, October 2007), leading IT market research advisory firm IDC recognized Sybase and its iAnywhere subsidiary as the leader in mobile device management enterprise software with higher revenues and market share in a top 15 list that makes up more than three-fourths of the market and is dominated by large systems management vendors, mobility companies, and smaller pure-play MDM vendors.

"In 2007, IDC observed a growing convergence between the markets for mobile device management and mobile security," said Stephen Drake, program director, Mobile Enterprise at IDC. "As mobile enablement increases across organizations, enterprises deploying device management solutions are also looking for more advanced security capabilities such as encryption in addition to the standard device wipe/lock features available in most solutions today."

"We're pleased that Sybase iAnywhere continues to be recognized as the leader in enabling companies to easily secure, manage and access mobile business applications," said Terry Stepien, president, Sybase iAnywhere. "Our customers are confirming IDC's findings that security is a key component of overall mobile device management and they rely on Sybase Information Anywhere suite as their one-stop mobility solution."

IDC forecasted that the worldwide market for MDM enterprise software will grow from $205.7 million in 2006 to $345.0 million in 2011 at a CAGR of 10.9%. As defined by IDC, the Mobile Device Management Enterprise software provides standard features found in all desktop administration solutions, such as maintaining PC hardware and software inventories, performing software distribution, managing antivirus scan files and enabling remote control for systems diagnostics. In addition, MDM Enterprise solutions also include advanced functions that address the needs of mobile and wireless users, such as mobile security, support for offline and over-the-air wireless synchronization, and back up and recovery capabilities.

About Sybase iAnywhere

Sybase iAnywhere enables success at the front lines of business. The company holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth(R) and infrared protocol technologies. Tens of millions of mobile devices and over 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company's "Always Available" technologies, including SQL Anywhere(R) and its Information Anywhere(R) suite. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. .

Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, Information Anywhere and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. (R) indicates registration in the United States of America. The Bluetooth trademark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by iAnywhere is under license. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Special Note: References to Sybase iAnywhere mean iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions' product market, relationships with its customers and new products are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in Sybase's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company's web site).

Crystal King Sybase iAnywhere (978) 287-1524 [email protected] Scott Malinowski Citigate Cunningham (617) 374-4223 [email protected]

Sybase, Inc.

CONTACT: Crystal King of Sybase iAnywhere, +1-978-287-1524,
[email protected]; or Scott Malinowski of Citigate Cunningham,
+1-617-374-4223, [email protected], for Sybase, Inc.

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