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AnyPresence

August 18, 2015 09:00 ET

AnyPresence Releases Latest Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation Platform

Industry's First Comprehensive Solution for API-Driven Enterprise App Development and IoT Ecosystem Enablement

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - August 18, 2015) - AnyPresence, the leading platform for enterprise digital transformation, today announced the availability of its latest release, expanding beyond mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) to accelerate API initiatives, support IT-governed innovation programs, and enable app ecosystems for the Internet of Things. AnyPresence now offers the most comprehensive set of capabilities to help enterprises bring APIs and apps to market faster, at a lower total cost of ownership, and with more flexibility than any other solution.

"We see increasing demand for enterprise IT to support digital transformation and innovation initiatives at a much faster pace, creating challenges balancing agility and governance," said Anirban Chakrabarti, CEO of AnyPresence. "This requires proliferation of microservices and empowering anyone within or outside IT to build cross-platform apps that conform to IT governance standards and best practices. The latest release of AnyPresence goes beyond typical MBaaS capabilities to meet these needs by enabling rapid API development, direct connectivity to APIs from client SDKs, and generation of IT-sanctioned app starter kits from any web portal."

"Many enterprises are skeptical about adding new layers to their IT stacks," said Chris Marsh, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Mobile App Strategies at 451 Research. "Yet what AnyPresence is offering fills a gap: it is more than MBaaS; different than traditional API management; and not offered by most mobile application platforms."

New platform features include:

  • Smart SDKs with Direct-to-Source Integration - AnyPresence now generates SDKs that can connect directly to REST web services without going through the backend server. This functionality is critical when an API management gateway is used between the mobile app and backend server. In traditional MBaaS solutions, the SDKs are tightly coupled to a backend sever rendering them useless when working with an API gateway. AnyPresence enables developers to leverage the benefits of client-side SDK accelerants by connecting directly to any API gateway, which can then pass the call on to the AnyPresence backend server as required.
  • Integration Kits - AnyPresence adds even more time-to-market acceleration through "integration kits." These are pre-configured components that can be used to enable specific functionality such as connecting to an IoT hub, authenticating against a specific LDAP directory, or implementing business logic such as an approval workflow. Customers can use integration kits as either a starting point to build an app, distribute as best practices via an app template, or as a working example of how to meet specific enterprise requirements.
  • JustAPIs Enhancements - Available separately or as part of the AnyPresence enterprise platform, JustAPIs is a revolutionary solution for rapid development and deployment of microservices with a powerful JavaScript workflow engine. JustAPIs now supports endpoint connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server databases, and adds an API Workflow Test Console to improve developer productivity.
  • Quick Connect Adapters for SOAP and HTTP - AnyPresence now provides faster integration to virtually any enterprise data source via powerful HTTP and SOAP connectors. Legacy or custom web services can be easily transformed into RESTful APIs via declarative configuration within the AnyPresence Designer, minimizing the amount of code and technical debt that needs to be created and maintained.
  • New Database and AuthenticationAdapters - In addition to expanding support for enterprise databases such as IBM DB2, AnyPresence now supports the broadest range of authentication strategies via the introduction of a custom HTTP-Authentication adapter. This adapter allows apps to authenticate against virtually any HTTP-based authentication management or identity management system, including SSO solutions such as Ping Identity.
  • Designer Audit Logs - Support IT governance and SOX policies via a detailed history of all user actions on app definitions made within the AnyPresence Designer.

These new AnyPresence capabilities increase the variety of use cases and problems the solution can be applied to. The platform components are loosely coupled, so customers can use AnyPresence Smart SDKs, JustAPIs, or backend servers independently and in any combination based on project requirements. Furthermore, AnyPresence complements existing enterprise infrastructure and governance policies, enabling Bimodal IT strategies for digital innovation.

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About AnyPresence

AnyPresence is an enterprise platform for digital transformation that enables API microservices, enterprise mobility, and IoT app ecosystem initiatives. Founded in 2011 by former SAP, Oracle and Cisco executives, AnyPresence is venture-backed, including a strategic investment from Citrix Systems. The platform empowers users to build APIs and cross-platform apps following IT governance and best practices. The patented AnyPresence architecture provides source code access to UI test kits, SDKs, and backend servers, which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. The solution can uniquely support innovation ecosystems of users and citizen developers from any web portal. AnyPresence is recognized for its award-winning technology and unparalleled customer service, and reliably powers thousands of APIs and apps for large enterprises including Citi, Jabil, MasterCard and Schneider Electric. For more information, visit www.anypresence.com.

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