Sybase iAnywhere has established this newsgroup to assist
you during your Afaria trial. Afaria provides comprehensive
capabilities to proactively manage and secure all the
devices, applications, data and communications critical to
frontline success, regardless of the bandwidth available. It
provides high reliability and simple usability for mobile
device users. For the administrator, Afaria is an
enterprise-grade, highly scalable solution with a central
web-based console that allows you to control a host of key
functions from a standard browser.
iAnywhere employees monitor this newsgroup on a regular
basis to help with any questions you may have. We also hope
that you will take the time to respond to questions that you
feel comfortable answering.
We hope and expect that you will find these resources to be
valuable during your Afaria trial.
Scott Block NOSPAM_Scott.firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: Scott Block
Subject: Welcome to the Afaria Trial Newsgroup
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