ATLANTA – December 6, 2012 – AirWatch®, the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider was selected as the 2012 Phoenix Award Emerging Company of the Year winner by the Metro Atlanta Chamber during the 2012 Health IT Leadership Summit. AirWatch was also recognized as an Intel Innovation Award finalist. The AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution delivers industry-leading Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management.
“AirWatch epitomizes the type of company that thrives in Atlanta, benefitting from our city’s combination of strengths in the areas of technology, security, mobility and health IT,” said David Hartnett, vice president, Bioscience & Health IT Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We are proud that AirWatch chose Atlanta for their headquarters and believe their meteoric growth will continue to be supported by the academic and business community here.”
The Phoenix Awards by the Metro Atlanta Chamber recognize companies who embody strength, tenacity and leadership in the healthcare information technology industry. Award winners were named during the Health IT Leadership Summit, an annual event started by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia.
“Receiving the Phoenix Award Emerging Company of the Year from the Metro Atlanta Chamber continues to demonstrate our leadership within the healthcare industry,” said John Marshall, founder and CEO, AirWatch. “Developing beneficial mobility solutions for healthcare providers increases efficiency and offers patients better care, which fuels our passion for innovation.”
AirWatch provides healthcare organizations a secure way to track mobile assets, configure secure access to corporate resources and ensure patient information is protected. With more than 4,700 customers in 47 countries and more than 900 employees, AirWatch is one of the largest enterprise mobility management providers in the world. AirWatch recently earned a position as a top 100 private job creator on the Inc. Hire Power Awards list.
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 16,000 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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