AirWatch, NitroDesk Offer Integrated Android MDM Solution

— March 23, 2011

AirWatch, a provider of enterprise-grade mobile device and smartphone management (MDM) software, and NitroDesk, developers of an Exchange ActiveSync-based e-mail solution for Android smartphones and tablets, announce the integration of AirWatch and NitroDesk’s TouchDown. With this tight integration, corporate IT can securely deploy, monitor, manage, and support large fleets of Android devices across the enterprise.
 
Designed especially for organizations with a growing population of Android-powered, employee-owned devices, the integrated AirWatch and TouchDown solution extends the reach of AirWatch’s industry-leading MDM functionality into the e-mail subsystem, providing a safe, secure mobile environment for corporate e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks running on ActiveSync-supported servers. This integrated solution lets corporate IT enable and enforce security policies, prevent the loss of sensitive corporate data, and monitor for internal and external compliance. Providing a secure e-mail environment for Android devices is particularly important in industry verticals with significant governmental and industry regulations, including healthcare, financial services, and retail.
 
"As Android’s adoption rate continues to increase, we are excited to partner with a global leader like AirWatch,” says Ronald Goins, COO of NitroDesk Inc. “Our two solutions provide the functionality needed to ensure Android-powered devices can be easily and safely secured and managed when accessing corporate resources. This is especially crucial as more and more organizations start welcoming employee-owned devices running Android.”
 
“Enterprises of all sizes need a safe, secure and reliable way to manage Android devices, particularly those that are employee-owned. The combined AirWatch-TouchDown solution provides users with a reliable, robust, and cost-effective solution, meeting not only their security needs, but also providing the device user with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface,” says John Marshall, AirWatch’s CEO.
 
AirWatch’s enterprise-grade mobile device management solution is available in three delivery options: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a dedicated software appliance and software deployed on premise behind a corporate firewall, which can be fully virtualized and provides high availability. The solution’s delivery options allow for the flexibility to transition easily across the different device models.
 
AirWatch’s comprehensive and cost-effective design simplifies enterprise mobility for companies managing less than 50 devices to large, multi-national enterprises requiring a single, integrated management console (from a single instance of the software) to not only manage their enterprise-wide mobility initiatives and policies, but also to manage the specific needs and challenges within each division and country. AirWatch’s global customer base numbers more than 1,000, with many customers using the solution to manage more than 50,000 mobile devices and several customers are in deployment for more than 500,000 devices.

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