ATLANTA – July 31, 2014 – AirWatch by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today that it has been awarded multiple patents by the U.S. Patent Office, which include U.S. Patent No. 8,756,426 for functionality watermarking and management and U.S. Patent No. 8,775,815 for enterprise-specific functionality watermarking. An additional patent related to watermarking will be issued on August 12.
AirWatch solutions help protect sensitive customer information with multiple layers of security for data at rest, in-transit, and fully encrypted on the devices. The AirWatch platform also features granular data loss prevention capabilities, which include the ability to restrict the camera, prevent copy/paste, prevent screenshots and limit content from opening in third-party apps. The new patents focus on watermarking to provide an additional level of security and differentiating layer of technology to help protect highly sensitive information. The watermarking technology will be incorporated across the AirWatch console and applications to overlay customizable watermarks based on variables such as the file type, document security level and target audience. As an example, watermark overlays could include generic tags or phrases such as ‘confidential’ or specific tags that include the user name.
“As we continue to innovate and drive new functionality into our industry leading platform, it’s important for us to differentiate in the marketplace with unique technology to maximize product and security capabilities for our customers,” said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. “Watermarking technology will enable us to add a key new data loss prevention feature for our customers and these patents, along with many others, will help protect our intellectual property.”
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About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 13,000 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the capabilities and expected utilization of watermarking technology in AirWatch products and solutions and their potential benefits to customers. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the mobile device, end user and cloud computing markets, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing and mobile device management; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and mobile device computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) the successful integration of AirWatch products and services into VMware; (ix) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (x) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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