AIRWATCH EMERGES AS THE WORLD’S LEADER IN MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY AND MANAGEMENT
Atlanta – July 26, 2012 – AirWatch accelerated mobile security software bookings with growth of more than 450 percent over the first half of 2012. With 3,000 customers and 700 global employees, AirWatch remains the world’s leader in mobile security and mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and mobile content management (MCM). Over the last twelve months, AirWatch nearly doubled the amount of MDM customers while also increasing employee growth by approximately 200 to proactively meet support demands. While other MDM companies have raised significant capital, AirWatch has no outside capital and is funded predominately by cash flow, resulting in significantly more devices under management than any other MDM vendor. The largest customer base, combined with the largest development team, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at a lower cost. With a scalable architecture, virtually every mobility project of 20,000 or more devices runs on AirWatch, while providing exactly the same functionality in the cloud or on-premise. As an example of market leadership, 7 of the top 10 retailers in the United States use AirWatch, while no other MDM company has a single top 10 retail client for smartphone device management.
Encompassing robust functionality and support for enterprises, retailers, financial services firms, healthcare providers and educators, AirWatch meets and exceeds the specific needs for organizations of all types and sizes. Whether 100 devices, 1,000 devices or 100,000 devices, AirWatch delivers industry-leading, scalable capabilities to manage mobile deployments of all sizes. AirWatch’s scalability is proven by their extensive global customer base, including, Skanska, McAllen Independent School District and Five Star Bank.
Skanska, a global leader in development and construction, chose AirWatch to manage their worldwide deployment of 6,500 mobile devices, with the possibility of doubling or even tripling the number of managed devices within the next year. Operating an on-premise installation, Skanska employs the Skanska App Catalogue, powered by AirWatch, to distribute required applications using role-based delivery, to both tablets and smartphones in the field. Along with the custom app catalogue, AirWatch powers Skanska’s mobile email management to ensure the security of proprietary data.
“AirWatch provides the global scalability needed to manage and provision thousands of devices, and their applications, around the world,” stated Jeff Roman, Senior Enterprise Engineer of IT at Skanska. “Not only is the AirWatch solution comprehensive and tailored for our specific industry needs, but the professional services team provides the resources we need with accuracy and personal attention to meet our critical requirements. As the BYOD trend continues, AirWatch’s support of multiple platforms will allow our associates to enjoy working productively and securely from the device of their choice.”
McAllen Independent School District entrusted AirWatch to manage their mobile devices, which will total more than 25,000, for their TLC3 initiative. Two key features in the decision process were the full device management capabilities and role-based provisioning.
“Through our intuitive and comprehensive dashboard, we are able to manage all activities of the devices. Role-based provisioning helps relate the educational content to students’ respective grades and ensure they are receiving valuable material. It’s this custom tailoring that’s a huge advantage for us,” said Pat Karr, Jr., coordinator for network services and support at McAllen Independent School District.
Five Star Bank chose the cloud-based, software as a service (SaaS) AirWatch MDM solution to enforce a security policies on their devices, to secure mobile access to email and documents, and to enable remote lock and wipe capabilities to protect lost or stolen devices.
“Implementing AirWatch’s MDM product has allowed our bank to be in compliance and prevent unauthorized access to confidential information,” states Five Star Bank Vice President and Communications Manager Erica Taylor. “By ensuring device compliance through enrollment prior to establishing mobile email access, our management and board of directors feel better about having company email & documents with sensitive information on mobile devices.”
“The aggressive growth of our company is attributed to the innovative work done by our associates and leadership team. By providing organizations with a comprehensive solution, beyond pure mobile device management, we are able to solve multiple mobile enterprise challenges at once, through one integrated platform,” said John Marshall, CEO at AirWatch.
Employs more than 700 global associates
Operates five global offices
Provides multiple solutions beyond pure mobile device management
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AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 14,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of business deployments, and containerized solutions for bring your own device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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