The Relay Server enables secure, load-balanced communication between mobile devices and backend servers through a web server. Supported backend servers include Afaria, Mobile Office, MobiLink, SQL Anywhere, Sybase Unwired Platform (SUP), and SAP Mobile Platform (SMP). Supported web servers are Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) for Microsoft Windows environments and Apache HTTPD for Linux environments. The Relay Server provides the following:
- A common communication architecture for mobile devices communicating with backend servers.
- A mechanism to enable a load-balanced and fault-tolerant environment for backend servers.
- A way to help communication between mobile devices and backend servers in a way that integrates easily with existing corporate firewall configurations and policies.