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AirWatch Introduces AirWatch AppShield and Announces Interoperability with Leading Mobile App Development Platforms

Charter MADP providers that interoperate with AppShield include Adobe, Appcelerator, Kony, MicroStrategy, Oracle, salesforce.com, Sencha, Telerik and Xamarin

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at AirWatch Connect™, AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, introduced AirWatch AppShield™. By leveraging the AirWatch SDK and App Wrapping capabilities, AirWatch AppShield provides customers and partners with security and management capabilities. AirWatch also announced the charter mobile application management platform (MADP) providers that interoperate with AirWatch AppShield.

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With AirWatch, organizations can containerize applications, secure data and enforce compliance policies across mobile operating systems. AirWatch provides the tools that enable an organization to develop, secure, deploy and manage critical business applications. As part of AirWatch AppShield, the AirWatch App Wrapping engine gives existing internal applications an extra level of security and management capabilities without requiring further development. Administrators can easily wrap applications from the admin console, and be confident their applications are secure.

Organizations leverage MADP providers to build applications to help fulfill business requirements. The charter MADP providers that interoperate with AirWatch AppShield include Adobe, Appcelerator, Kony, MicroStrategy, Oracle, salesforce.com, Sencha, Telerik and Xamarin. AirWatch also interoperates with the Apache Cordova open platform, which powers many other MADP providers. By enabling interoperability with the leading MADP providers, AirWatch customers can successfully wrap more than 100,000 existing applications developed on these platforms.

To become an AirWatch AppShield partner, an MADP provider must demonstrate compatibility with AirWatch App Wrapping feature sets, including app tunneling, single sign-on, data loss prevention restrictions, compromised device detection and other security features. The MADP provider works closely with AirWatch to provide sample applications, test against the AirWatch App Wrapping engine and identify and resolve any issues. Once approved, AirWatch AppShield partners are featured on the AirWatch Marketplace, which highlights the industry's leading community of technology partners in the enterprise mobility ecosystem, and are distinguished with an AppShield – MADP seal.

"Our customers are making strategic investments to build applications both internally and through developers to drive employee engagement, collaboration and productivity," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. "The AirWatch platform provides organizations with comprehensive mobile application management capabilities through our SDK and App Wrapping capabilities, and today's announcement for interoperability with the industry's leading MADP providers demonstrates our broad ecosystem of partners that help customers deliver on their application initiatives."

For more information on AirWatch AppShield or to apply to become a partner, please visit the AirWatch Partner page. To learn more about the charter MADP providers, see all of the existing partners leveraging the AirWatch SDK, and to explore other solutions in the AirWatch partner ecosystem, visit https://marketplace.air-watch.com.

AirWatch AppShield Charter MADP Partner Quotes
Adobe: "As a leader in mobile application development via Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Apps, we're excited to partner with VMware on its new AirWatch AppShield program, which will result in strong mobile device management and security features for apps built on the Adobe platform," said David Nuescheler, vice president of Enterprise Technology, Adobe. "PhoneGap Enterprise, part of AEM Apps, enables developers and marketers to easily build cross-platform apps, as well as quickly update and personalize app experiences. Now through interoperability with AirWatch AppShield, we can provide our customers strong app security without additional development effort."

Appcelerator: "AirWatch is one of the largest, most-trusted enterprise mobility management providers in the industry, and it's crucial that apps built on our Appcelerator Platform work across AirWatch solutions and comply with its security standards," said Nolan Wright, CTO, Appcelerator. "Building mobile apps for the post-web world means companies need to focus more on user expectation, rapid delivery cycles and complex data connectivity, all while maintaining enterprise standards around security and management. Joining AirWatch AppShield means enterprises can easily use AirWatch security and management solutions and the Appcelerator Platform's app, API and analytics functionalities."

Kony, Inc:. "As one of the industry's leading providers of mobile application development platforms, Kony is committed to working with leading app distribution and management solutions providers like AirWatch to meet the needs of our joint customers," said Keith Katz, vice president, management products, Kony, Inc.  "We are excited that the applications built on Kony's open mobile platform are now approved by AirWatch AppShield, and we remain focused on providing innovative enterprise mobility solutions that gives customers flexibility and value."

MicroStrategy Incorporated: "MicroStrategy is a leading vendor of mobile business intelligence, with more than 2,000 enterprise-focused mobile application development platform apps deployed across our global customer base," said Paul Zolfaghari, president, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "We fully understand how mobile security and app management play into a successful enterprise mobility strategy and are delighted to be an AirWatch AppShield charter MADP partner. An enhanced integration between MicroStrategy Mobile and AirWatch will enable joint customers via the new MicroStrategy Mobile for AirWatch product."

Salesforce.com: "The Salesforce1 Platform is a leading mobile app development environment with open APIs that developers can use to build next-generation mobile apps that allow users to run their business from their phone," said Clarence So, executive vice president, mobile strategy, salesforce.com. "These apps can be managed and secured by AirWatch by VMware, a leader in mobile security."

Sencha, Inc.: "When developers want their apps to be fully functional in secure enterprise deployments on any device and screen, they choose Sencha frameworks – Ext JS 5 and Sencha Touch," said Abe Elias, CTO, Sencha, Inc. "That's why we're proud of our partnership with AirWatch. As an AirWatch AppShield charter MADP partner, we can say with confidence that developers using our product will be able to deploy scalable applications across the thousands of enterprises using AirWatch."

Telerik: "Enterprises large and small are quickly evolving their mobile app development strategy to address customer demand," said Aaron Mahimainathan, Chief Product Officer, Telerik. "The Telerik Platform enables those customers to build out an effective approach to mobile development that will address every app need. Being an early MADP participant in AirWatch AppShield is not only a great opportunity for us, but extremely beneficial to our joint customers who want to ensure their MADP initiatives are trusted, secure and backed by the best the industry has to offer."

Xamarin: "Mobile app security is top of mind for Xamarin's community of over 730,000 developers worldwide," said Jo Ann Buckner, VP Marketing, Xamarin. "This joint initiative provides a seamless experience for our developers to integrate secure app wrapping into their enterprise apps, and together we are helping enterprises turn their mobile strategies into reality."

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.

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