ATLANTA – January 9, 2013 – AirWatch, the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider, announces standalone Mobile Application Management (MAM) and administrative flexibility for the complete range of mobile device ownership models, including BYOD. The AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution delivers industry-leading MDM, MAM, Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management.
Enterprises and educational institutions enabling BYOD programs require a combination of flexible mobile management options based on device ownership, role and security risk level. AirWatch provides the industry’s broadest capabilities to ensure regulatory compliance, minimize internal risk and guarantee end-user satisfaction and privacy. AirWatch supports corporate dedicated or shared devices with full management, personal devices with full management, and now, personal devices with standalone application management. In addition, AirWatch already offers the AirWatch Content Locker to securely distribute and share content. The AirWatch Content Locker features the most advanced security and audit capabilities and is tightly integrated to the AirWatch MDM solution or as an independent module. By enabling BYOD, organizations empower their end-users by providing access to VPN, WiFi, email, contacts, calendar, apps and content, all with the comfort of complete security inherent with AirWatch MDM.
The AirWatch app wrapping engine allows developers to add proprietary AirWatch security features to internal apps without writing any additional source code. With injected code, developers benefit by not spending time coding for additional features. The AirWatch wrapping engine allows for forced authentication, enforcement of passwords, compromised device detection, prevention of copy/paste from the app and disablement of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and camera.
Additionally, the AirWatch MAM solution allows IT administrators to manage internal, public and purchased apps across employee, corporate or shared devices in organizations. Lastly, the AirWatch MAM solution gives developers multiple options to manage internally developed apps by using advanced security and management capabilities available through the AirWatch Software Development Kit (SDK).
The AirWatch SDK provides developers with additional app management functionality, all of which can be controlled from the AirWatch console: seamless LDAP/AD user authentication, compromised status and jailbreak detection, certificate provisioning, geofencing, custom application branding, reporting and analytics, application health and diagnostics, dynamic server-side configuration and provisioning of apps, and defining custom settings for apps.
AirWatch customers enjoy the benefits of internal, enterprise app catalogs to recommend public apps, push apps directly to devices, inform employees of useful apps and provision specific apps, based on organizational role.
By building internal mobile apps and managing with AirWatch MAM, AirWatch customers are providing convenience and flexibility to their associates, especially in BYOD management scenarios. For example, aviation companies are building unique apps to allow collaboration among cabin crews on preferred routes and schedules, and retailers are building apps to allow employees to bid on preferred work shifts.
“AirWatch has a proven track record of industry-leading product innovation, but we’ve also led the market with transparent pricing, flexible deployment options and now a combination of options to meet the evolving trends for BYOD,” says John Marshall, president and CEO, AirWatch. “Enterprises now have a variety of deployment scenarios, and AirWatch is the first enterprise mobility suite to offer commercial solutions that align with product requirements.”
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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