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VMware, Inc.

August 02, 2016 08:00 ET

VMware Launches AirWatch Express to Speed Up and Simplify Mobile Device Management

New Solution Helps Businesses of Any Size Deliver Apps, Configure Email and Wi-Fi Get Devices Up and Running Quickly

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today released AirWatch® Express™, a simple mobile device management (MDM) cloud solution designed to get devices up and running quickly. AirWatch Express makes it easy to configure devices with apps, email and Wi-Fi, while enabling the data encryption and security that is necessary in today's environment.

AirWatch Express delivers an affordable, consumer-friendly MDM built on the same platform as VMware AirWatch, the leading enterprise mobility management solution. With this simplified solution, more organizations globally can protect their company by securing their employee's devices in just a few clicks.

"The transformative nature of mobility has cause the mobile endpoint to become the primary computing device for many businesses, and these same organizations are struggling to keep up with the device and app proliferation. The truth is managing mobile devices can be a timely and complicated process," said Blake Brannon, vice president of Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. "Without the need for technical knowledge or additional IT staff, AirWatch Express empowers organizations to support an ever increasing mobile workforce."

Companies with smaller or no IT departments still have the same basic mobile needs as enterprises, and AirWatch Express is an affordable and intuitive solution that doesn't require extensive set up or training to keep up with the fast pace of mobile technology. The cloud-based solution delivers an intuitive MDM experience and is available for iOS, macOS, Android and Windows 10.

AirWatch Express also takes into account the security risks associated with employees using their smartphones, tablets and laptops for work purposes. According to the 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report1, prepared by Verizon, the three most common mobile security breach incidents were a result of configuration or end user issues. AirWatch Express reduces these security risks by enabling companies to control these configurations, prevent data leakage, remotely wipe the device of work data if it's lost or stolen, and more.

AirWatch Express is the start for an organization's enterprise mobility program. When facing more advanced use cases, customers can simply upgrade to another AirWatch bundle to support an expanded business mobility strategy.

Pricing and Availability

AirWatch Express starts at $2.50 per device and is available today. Companies can visit airwatchexpress.com to purchase or request a free trial.

To learn more, visit the AirWatch Blog.

1Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, http://www.verizonenterprise.com/verizon-insights-lab/dbir/2016/.

About VMware
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a­ brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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

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