AirWatch by VMware was founded in 2003 and achieved early success in managing wireless endpoints and ruggedized devices. In 2006, as smart devices entered the enterprise and employees required access to corporate information, the AirWatch leadership team strategically pivoted the company’s focus to manage any device in an organization’s mobile fleet. The team believed that the consumerization of IT would completely revolutionize the way companies do business – and they were right.
Today, AirWatch is the leading enterprise mobility management provider. With more than a decade in business, AirWatch continues to develop solutions that empower companies to focus on innovative uses of mobile technology rather than dealing with the complexities of managing mobility. In February 2013, AirWatch secured one of the largest Series A funding rounds in history at $200 million. One year later, VMware acquired AirWatch for $1.54 billion. With the combined power of AirWatch and VMware, organizations have a complete solution that allows end users to work at the speed of life from any device, anywhere, anytime.
AirWatch by VMware simplifies mobility for organizations, while empowering end users. With AirWatch, organizations can easily deploy, configure, secure, manage and support smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices across multiple mobile platforms and operating systems. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions. Whether enabling a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program or corporate-owned and line-of-business devices, organizations can implement these solutions standalone, in a dual persona containerized solution or as a comprehensive platform based on device type, use case and user role in the organization. This integrated solution helps companies reduce costs and increase efficiency, while mitigating security risks and preventing data loss.
With AirWatch, organizations can empower end users and make their lives easier and their work more productive. Placing corporate information at an employee’s fingertips improves business results and strengthens customer relationships.
AirWatch features an extensive partner network to support customers with purchasing, implementation and ongoing services. AirWatch also integrates with complementary players in the mobile ecosystem, including leaders in network access control, unified communications, WLAN, certificate-based authentication and public key infrastructure, directory services, business intelligence and telecom expense management.
The AirWatch platform is used by customers in more than 150 countries and solutions are available in 17 languages. AirWatch is based in Atlanta with offices in Akron, Bangalore, Milton Keynes, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Miami, Singapore, Toronto and Washington, D.C. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley.