Sybase spokesman John Chen told the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit in New York that his company will soon start selling software that allows businesses to securely send e-mail to the iPhone. It is hoped that this technology will help the iPhone gain popularity among the business community. When asked for a specific time for launch, Chen simply said, “It will be soon.”
Chen said Sybase’s product will allow workers to access their iPhone e-mail with the same level of security that can be found on Treo smartphones and the BlackBerry. Sybase is also developing security software for the open source smartphone platform Android.
Sybase currently sells security software for the BlackBerry, Treo and smartphones running on the Symbian operating system.