SOURCE: Xirrus

Xirrus

February 26, 2013 05:00 ET

Xirrus and AirWatch Integrate Mobile Device Management and Application Control to Manage Enterprise Networks

Coverage, Performance, Scalability, Security and Device Monitoring Combine to Deliver Mobility Without Limits

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced a partnership with AirWatch, the global leader in enterprise mobile management, integrating Xirrus wireless solutions with AirWatch's Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to simplify the management of mobile devices on wireless networks. The integration enables enterprises to roll out comprehensive Wi-Fi access in all usage environments and to rapidly provision and manage massive numbers of new devices. The partnership aims to provide the first usable mobile device-managed, high-performance wireless network that addresses the challenges of enterprises, schools and IT administrators dealing with the onslaught of new devices on their networks.

Xirrus and AirWatch enable enterprises to support large-scale user counts and to more efficiently manage the mobile devices and the applications used by these users. By deploying Xirrus Wireless Arrays and APs and AirWatch MDM, enterprises can quickly provision and expand wireless coverage, configure and update device settings, prioritize applications, offer secure mobile access to corporate resources, and enforce application compliance.

"The requirement to provision high-performance Wi-Fi and take charge of the growing surges of mobile devices on the network is 'the new normal' in the modern enterprise," said John Marshall, president and CEO, AirWatch. "Our customers, from education to enterprise, require an easy and scalable way to manage the hundreds of devices that routinely join their networks. With Xirrus, we have combined best-in-class technologies to provide ubiquitous coverage, guaranteed high bandwidth, comprehensive device management, and bulletproof security to help enterprise and IT administrators manage their infrastructure."

"With the combined Xirrus and AirWatch offering, we provide our customers with quick and efficient setup," said David Perkins, vice president of sales, Howard Technology Solutions. "Within hours our customers are up and running and able to scale easily to support not only an unpredictable influx of mobile devices, but also planned growth in the number of supported mobile devices. Howard is extremely excited to be partnered with best-of-breed companies such as Xirrus and AirWatch. Not only do they have the most innovative solutions in the marketplace, they have the best people. Our customers are benefiting in the end, which is most important."

With the use of AirWatch MDM, customers can quickly and easily provision or re-provision user devices on the Xirrus network, offer robust multi-vendor device support, ensure comprehensive monitoring and reporting of each device, and optimize device performance, while securing the overall infrastructure.

The partnership with AirWatch comes on the heels of an announcement by Xirrus of the XR-520 Wi-Fi AP, with built-in Application Control, that enables policy enforcement of applications at the network edge to control the unpredictability of BYOD. The introduction of the XR-520 extended Xirrus's competitive lead in delivering Wi-Fi coverage, performance and management across a wide range of mobile-user environments: from small, low-density offices and classrooms to high-density convention centers, hotels and enterprises.

"With 1.5 billion new Wi-Fi-enabled devices flooding the market every year, the importance of mobility management has never been higher," said Shane Buckley, CEO for Xirrus. "Integrating our broad range of Xirrus wireless solutions with AirWatch's MDM enterprise platform allows our customers in low- and high-device-density environments alike to scale their networks for wireless demands that are accelerating faster than even the most bullish industry pundits had predicted."

Xirrus will be present at AirWatch Connect 2013, the leading enterprise mobility user group conference at Mobile World Congress, Feb. 25-27, 2013, in hall 3, booth #3B34.

About AirWatch
AirWatch is the global leader in enterprise mobile management with 5,500 customers and 1,100 global associates. The largest customer base, combined with the largest research and development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at the lowest cost. This, combined with a scalable high-availability architecture, results in virtually every mobility project with more than 20,000 devices being managed by AirWatch. Examples of this market leadership include the top four global Fortune companies, nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers, six of the top 10 global airlines, the top four global energy companies, six of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, seven of the top 10 global CPG companies, three of the top five U.S. medical device companies, five of the top 10 global luxury goods companies and two of the top three global hotel groups.

About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus' Array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances with wired-like reliability and superior security. The Xirrus wireless solutions provide a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to the education, healthcare, government and enterprise industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held company that designs and manufactures its products and solutions in the USA. For more information please visit: http://www.xirrus.com/ and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.

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