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Sprint Selects AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management for Mobile Initiatives

AirWatch delivers secure solutions for integration of mobile devices and services

ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at AirWatch Connect™, AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced that Sprint, a major mobility provider, selected AirWatch to manage its deployment of corporate-owned and employee-owned devices across thousands of Sprint employees. Sprint also resells AirWatch solutions and is participating as a gold sponsor at AirWatch Connect Atlanta 2014, the leading event for enterprise mobility, taking place Sept. 8-11.

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Sprint's retail and sales organizations require an advanced level of mobility to connect with customers, in stores and at customer sites. The team implemented AirWatch EMM to enable retail employees to interact with customers securely via mobile devices and tablets in stores to showcase technology services and devices sold by Sprint. Sprint's sales division leverages AirWatch Secure Content Locker® to share documents, product and marketing materials, and share presentations with customers. The ability to access applications and content in real-time provides a more engaged experience for the customer versus standing behind a desk as the conventional point of sale. 

"Through the use of AirWatch, Sprint IT has evolved from simply being a participant in the sales and retail development process to an organization that drives technology strategies, directly affecting and supporting revenue growth," said Josh Morton, vice president of IT, Sprint. "Furthermore, our collaboration with AirWatch demonstrates Sprint's commitment to provide its customers with mobility solutions that address the mobile challenges faced in the enterprise." 

Through its corporate-owned device initiative; Sprint completed a successful deployment across Apple and Android devices. AirWatch increases productivity among Sprint employees by providing secure management capabilities for the company's native applications, price plan comparison tools and applications designed to be a single sales portal for multiple downstream sales tools. With the integration of AirWatch solutions, Sprint can now manage applications on smartphones and tablets to verify customer service and sales representatives have the latest versions installed. Sprint also leverages bring your own device (BYOD) for employees to use tablets as an enhanced productivity tool.

"Teaming with Sprint to manage both their internal deployment and to service mutual customers demonstrates the confidence that large mobility providers have in AirWatch products," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. "The collaboration between AirWatch and Sprint continues to grow and further serves our shared focus in delivering leading solutions to customers and partners."  

For more information, please visit www.air-watch.com.

About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 13,000 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the vision of AirWatch to deliver new innovations and the expected long-term success of AirWatch and AirWatch products and solutions.  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 priorities and levels of government spending; (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 the mobile device, end user and cloud 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 cloud computing and mobile device management; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and mobile device computing; (viii) changes to product development timelines; (ix) the successful integration of AirWatch products and services into VMware; (x) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; 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.

VMware and AirWatch are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiary in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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