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AirWatch Offers Instant and Comprehensive Support for iOS 8

With instant support in 17 languages, AirWatch sets new industry standard and enables organizations globally to manage devices running on iOS 8 with the enhanced functionality and security capabilities made available by Apple

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced instant and comprehensive support for iOS® 8. With its latest mobile operating system, Apple® introduced new security and management capabilities that organizations could implement using AirWatch. Available through the AirWatch platform in 17 languages the moment Apple released the update publicly, the new management capabilities in iOS 8 create a more streamlined balance between enabling users and securing corporate information.

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Leveraging the new capabilities in iOS 8, the AirWatch platform enables organizations with:

Security

  • Always-on VPN to automatically connect users to the company VPN for access to corporate resources
  • Single sign on certificate support that enables users to easily switch between enterprise applications
  • Per message S/MIME to allow users to sign individual messages for more granular email encryption

Management

  • Administrative capabilities to prevent users from editing restrictions in the settings menu on the device
  • New device queries, such as last iCloud backup, to give administrators additional oversight
  • Enhanced settings and enrollment information to increase device management transparency for users

Content

  • Document provider APIs to make it easy for developers to create seamless access to corporate documents
  • Download restrictions to prevent users from opening content on enterprise domains in third-party applications
  • Automatic distribution of iBooks, ePub, and PDF documents pushed through AirWatch to user devices

"Organizations recognize they can no longer wait even a day to support major mobile operating system updates across their corporate owned and bring your own device populations. This is why AirWatch is setting the new standard for the enterprise mobility industry by offering instant support for iOS 8 to fully enable the latest feature sets that maximize both security and end-user productivity," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. "The new capabilities from Apple will continue to change how organizations think about their mobility strategy across smartphones and tablets and we're committed to enabling our customers to take advantage of new updates the instant they are released."

AirWatch provides organizations with instant support for iOS 8 capabilities in real time across all global production cloud environments in the 14 AirWatch data centers globally. Software is available now for on-premises customers to download at my.air-watch.com.

For more information about AirWatch support for iOS 8, visit www.air-watch.com.

Resources

  • Register for an AirWatch webinar on iOS 8 support
  • Watch a video on iOS 8 features
  • Learn more about iOS 8 on the AirWatch blog

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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