Clients use Magic Quadrants as a first step to understanding the technology providers they might consider for a specific investment opportunity. Gartner is aware of more than 100 vendors, on a global basis, that claim some level of MDM functionality, and come from many areas of mobile support, including security, messaging, notebook management, wireless hardware manufacturing and mobile applications. After due consideration, Gartner selected 20 vendors to be included for ranking in this Magic Quadrant. AirWatch is recognized as a Leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant Report for Mobile Device Management. Leaders demonstrate balanced progress, effort and clout in all execution and vision categories and are the first to envision, develop, and launch new MDM features, partnerships and strategies.