SOURCE: AirWatch by VMware

AirWatch by VMware

February 25, 2015 14:00 ET

AirWatch and Google to Deliver Enhanced Enterprise Security to Android Devices

Android for Work Powered by AirWatch Will Deliver Enhanced Security, Simplified Management and a Platform for Innovation

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - February 25, 2015) - AirWatch® by VMware®, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today it is working with Google to enhance security of Android devices in the enterprise. With AirWatch, customers will benefit from enhanced profile separation, business data encryption and app management capabilities made available with Android for Work.

As bring your own device (BYOD) programs continue to proliferate the enterprise, IT is tasked with managing an array of varied devices, including many different manufacturers that operate Android software. With Android for Work, AirWatch will be able to deliver enhanced management capabilities into an encrypted, dedicated work profile that keeps business data, apps, email and content separate and secure while keeping personal information private.

AirWatch customers utilizing Android devices will be able to take advantage of new features including:

  • A separate, dedicated work profile that restricts sharing to personal data and applications
  • Improved data encryption on the device, profile and data level
  • App security enhancements that allow only corporate-approved apps in the work profile with sharing restrictions to third-party applications
  • Consistent device management and application deployment across Android device manufacturers
  • Integration with IT management systems including Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps for Work

"Android for Work will provide our customers with a single solution for management across the diverse Android ecosystem," said Erik Frieberg, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. "The benefits of Android for Work will enable AirWatch to deliver an even more extensive mobility solution for the management of all devices from a single pane of glass. AirWatch is committed to being device and operating system agnostic to deliver the latest innovations across the mobile landscape to our customers as soon as they are available."

For more information on how AirWatch powers Android for Work, visit air-watch.com/solutions/android.

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About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 15,000 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.

VMware and AirWatch are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding expected features and benefits to customers of Android for Work powered by AirWatch. 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) changes to business information technology strategies; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into enterprise, cloud and mobility computing markets, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as software-defined data centers and cloud computing; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and enterprise computing; (viii) changes to product development timelines; (ix) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; (x) changes and new developments to regulatory requirements; and (xi) 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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