Airwatch Connect Conference
May 31, 2013 Leave a comment
As part of my cloud services role I have been fortunate enough to have an invite to the Airwatch Connect Conference in London. I will be updating my blog after the event to include some details on their products and offerings.
Airwatch are a mobile device security company that provide small-medium business and enterprise the ability to secure mobile devices.
Airwatch specialise in the following areas of device management;
- Management of mobile devices from a single web based console.
- Create organisation groups by importing Active Directory structure.
- Authenticate users using AD/LDAP, SAML, token and proxy.
- Allow users to enrol their own devices, complying with company policies.
- Device profiles allow you to configure devices, control user access and set security policies. Profiles include – pass code, restrictions, wi-fi, VPN, applications, content, email, time-based and device ownership.
Airwatch provides a dashboard feature that allows a single point of management, as well as the ability to create reports and analytics.
Airwatch have a number of offerings;
- Mobile security
- Mobile device management
- Mobile application management
- Mobile content management
- Mobile email management
- Bring Your Own Device
I will detail these main features below
Security is the core to any AirWatch solution. Ensures enterprise mobility deployment is secure and that corporate data is protected with end-to-end security that extends to users, devices, applications, content, data, email and networks.
Mobile Device Management
Gain visibility over the devices connecting to your enterprise network, content and resources. Quickly enroll devices into your environment, configure and update device settings over-the-air and enforce security policies and compliance across your entire device fleet.
Mobile Application Management
Airwatch allows you to manage internal, public and purchased apps across devices enrolled in your organisation. Distribute, update, track and recommend apps over-the-air with the Enterprise App Catalog. Build custom internal apps, with the Airwatch Software Development Kit (SDK), or wrap existing internal applications for advanced security.
Mobile Content Management
Airwatch secures document distribution and mobile access to corporate content anytime, anywhere in the Secure Content Locker. Store your corporate documents, email attachments and more in a secure container and protect sensitive files with user authentication, file encryption, geofencing, sharing limitations and offline viewing restrictions.
Mobile Email Management
Airwatch integrates with your existing email infrastructure to deliver comprehensive security for mobile email. Control device access to corporate email, utilise our email access gateway and encrypt sensitive data to prevent data loss. Open email attachments in the Secure Content Lock to maximise data loss prevention.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
AirWatch provides unprecedented choices over the types of devices you deploy, without compromising security. The flexible model can support corporate-owned, employee-owned and shared devices. Centrally manage all devices, protect users’ privacy, allow users basic administration of their devices and secure corporate data.
I will be looking into this Mobile Device Management market and in particular looking at AirWatch in more detail over the next few weeks, so keep posted and subscribe to the blog 🙂