ATLANTA – December 10, 2012 – AirWatch®, the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider announces that market research firm, The Radicati Group, names AirWatch a “Top Player” in their 2012 Mobile Device Management Market Quadrant. 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.
“The Radicati Group recently named AirWatch as a Top Player in the highly competitive MDM market,” according to Sara Radicati, President and CEO, The Radicati Group. “AirWatch excelled in our report due to their extensive development team, scalable architecture, content management capabilities and strong enterprise integration.”
The Radicati Group defines a “Top Player” as a current leader of the Mobile Device Management market with products that have built up large customer bases. MDM solutions as outlined by The Radicati Group provide policy and configuration management to enterprise mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, across multiple mobile operating systems. The security and protection of mobile device data, such as encryption enforcement and app containerization, are treated as inclusive aspects of MDM solutions.
The AirWatch solution was evaluated on a number of criteria including standard MDM capabilities such as remote device wipe, hardware control, password enforcement and location services. Additionally, more advanced features such as app wrapping or containerization, enterprise app store capabilities, customer support, helpdesk automation and flexible deployment options were measured to differentiate between “Top Players” and “Trail Blazers.” With a headcount of 900 employees with more than 300 dedicated to R&D, AirWatch is recognized for employing the largest team of developers of any pure-play MDM provider. The Radicati Group gives AirWatch high ratings based on strong integration with enterprise systems and resources, such as an Active Directory synchronization tool, AirWatch’s Software Developer Kit for integrating enhanced security and management features into custom enterprise apps, and the AirWatch Content Locker that integrates with Microsoft® SharePoint and network file shares.
“Our placement in The Radicati Group’s 2012 MDM Market Quadrant further solidifies our position as the leader in the MDM space,” says John Marshall, President and CEO, AirWatch. “We will continue to excel above others in the market and provide our customers with award-winning service that simplifies their mobility management.”
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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