SAP is pushing mobile apps and its HANA cloud platform, and one beneficiary is its mobile app management and security partner Mocana.
We’ve been keeping up with Mocana Mobile App Protection (MAP) for a while now. MAP has always concentrated on app wrapping; last year Mocana introduced Atlas, a specialized mobile app VPN appliance; and more recently they announced Lighthouse, an SDK for MAP.
SAP has been OEMing and reselling Mocana MAP for a few years now alongside their MDM (Afaria) and their enterprise file sync and share product. All of these products fall under the their Mobile Secure line and and are available both on premises and in the cloud.
Recently much of SAP’s push to the cloud has been driven by the SAP Mobile Platform and Fiori-based apps. (Fiori isn’t its one particular product per se, rather it’s a set of user experience principles that apply to all types apps—think apps that are much more pleasant to use than the traditional SAP experience.)
As these mobile efforts heat up, that’s obviously good news for SAP Mobile Secure in general and Mocana in particular. (Though certainly plenty of SAP customers deploy their mobile apps with other EMM and MAM platforms, too.)
Mocana has been emphasizing the relationship in the last few months, and appeared with SAP at Mobile World Congress. (We recorded a quick video with Scott Bonnell, Mocana’s VP of business development, below.)
As Gabe mentioned last week, SAP customers also have the alternative to go with app refactoring solutions that layer on top of existing applicationss instead of replacing them. But when you consider the potential scale of mobilizing applications (or simply modernizing web and desktop applications), it’s clear there’s space for both short term and long term technologies.
Speaking to Mocana recently, they noted that SAP’s mobile efforts have been a major contributor towards growth of MAP and Atlas.
You can find the rest of our Mobile World Congress coverage at our 2015 recap article.