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Mobility has transformed the enterprise and is becoming an integral part of the way companies do business. But the exponentially increasing number of devices in organisations bring challenges along with them – such as content management, handling a wide variety of devices and mobile applications, and corporate data protection.

Only one offering on the market today offers a true enterprise mobility management platform that can bring all these elements under control – VMware’s AirWatch. It’s built from the ground up on a unified code base to scale with organisations’ mobility requirements, allowing administrators to manage all devices, regardless of type, platform or ownership, from a single console.

AirWatch was recognised as a market leader for the fifth consecutive year in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management.

Containerisation

With the near-omnipresence of mobile devices, protecting mobile enterprise data has become a critical task.

AirWatch Container Management provides complete separation of corporate and personal data on devices, securing corporate resources while maintaining employee privacy. AirWatch’s flexible containerisation approach allows organisations to standardise security and data loss prevention strategies across mobile devices.

With both app-level and AirWatch Container options, organisations can deploy corporate containers to fit their enterprise security requirements.

AirWatch containers for email, apps, content and browsing can be deployed either as stand-alone applications the user views alongside personal apps, or completely separated on the device, requiring secure login to access them. Either way, enterprise data is protected within each container.

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AirWatch Mobile Device Management lets administrators view and manage all devices from a central console. Device enrolment is simple, while devices can be secured and settings can be configured and updated over-the-air.

The offering allows organisations to manage a diverse fleet extending to Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows PC/RT and Windows Phone devices.

Features include profiles, real-time dashboards, the AirWatch Hub for fast access to critical information, device commands and messaging, advanced logging and reporting, and DataMart for integration with third-party business intelligence systems.

Mobile Applications

AirWatch Mobile Application Management lets businesses move beyond static app distribution to meet today’s app security, management and productivity requirements. AirWatch gives developers the tools they need to build secure apps, IT the control and visibility they require to manage the full app lifecycle, and end users seamless access and connectivity to the corporate resources they need.

AirWatch lets IT procure or develop, secure, dynamically deploy and manage applications while protecting end user privacy and driving app adoption. End users get the apps they need to be productive without compromising on privacy, and app developers can deliver the management and security features demanded by IT with their applications.

AirWatch’s Mobile Application Management features let organisations acquire, distribute, secure and track mobile applications, managing internal, public and purchased apps across employee-owned, corporate-owned and shared devices.

Mobile Content

Employees need access to corporate content on-the-go to stay productive. Many employees are taking advantage of free file synchronisation and sharing services to access sensitive documents, putting organisations’ corporate data at risk. AirWatch provides employees with the latest corporate content on their mobile devices, reducing the risks of shadow IT and cutting printing, paper and shipping costs.

AirWatch Content Locker protects sensitive content in a secure container and provides users with a central application for accessing, storing, updating and distributing the latest documents from their mobile devices.

Mobile Email

AirWatch allows companies to ensure their mobile email strategy keeps data secure while providing an intuitive experience for end users.

AirWatch Mobile Email Management delivers comprehensive security for corporate email infrastructures. Email security requirements vary for organizations, depending on supported device ownership models and industry regulations.

AirWatch offers flexible options for email management, giving organisations choice over the deployment that best fits their business and security requirements. Integration with existing email infrastructures, including Microsoft, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise and Google Apps, ensures businesses are maximising their technology investments.

Access to corporate email can be configured through the native device client or the AirWatch Inbox, a containerised email offering.

Mobile Browsing

AirWatch Mobile Browsing Management enables secure browsing while providing organisations with the ability to configure customised settings to meet their business and end-user needs. AirWatch Browser allows administrators to define and enforce secure browsing policies from the admin console.

Features include device browsing policies, app tunnelling, a kiosk mode that limits browsing to a single site, and AirWatch Browser for secure access to corporate content from user-owned devices.

Mobile Opportunities

The mobility explosion brings risks along with it, but those challenges don’t have to be overwhelming.

VMware’s AirWatch is a true enterprise mobility platform that makes mobile devices manageable, allowing organisations to take advantage of the opportunities of the mobile era.

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