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AirWatch Mobile Device Management Now Available as a Software Appliance
[August 03, 2010]

AirWatch Mobile Device Management Now Available as a Software Appliance


ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--

AirWatch (News - Alert), a leading provider of enterprise-wide Mobile Device and WLAN Management (MDM) software, announces the availability of the AirWatch software appliance. By providing its mobile device management solution preloaded on a dedicated software appliance, AirWatch is now the only MDM provider offering three flexible delivery options: software deployed behind the corporate firewall, Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) and a software appliance, ensuring all IT environments have access to AirWatch's industry-leading MDM functionality.

Designed to support rapid mobile device deployments behind the corporate firewall, the AirWatch software appliance lets companies secure, monitor, manage and support all their corporate-liable and employee-liable devices, regardless of the type or location. AirWatch provides corporate IT with a single, integrated, real-time view of all their mobile devices used across the organization. With the AirWatch MDM software appliance, customers can start managing their mobile devices the same day they install the appliance. They can also eliminate time-consuming maintenance processes with the appliance's self-updating features.

AirWatch's software appliance consists of the AirWatch application pre-configured and pre-integrated, along with all required middleware and operating system software, pre-installed on a server, which customers can easily add to a pre-existing stack. Before shipping the AirWatch software appliance, AirWatch pre-configures the solution's MDM management console to a customer's nique technical specifications, simplifying the software installation process and reducing the time and effort typically associated with such deployments.



"The addition of the AirWatch software appliance means all companies, regardless of their size, IT resources or devices used, now have access to industry-leading mobile device management functionality," says John Marshall, AirWatch's CEO. "This software appliance provides all the benefits of a robust MDM solution, but without the cost often associated with such solutions. For companies tracking and managing less than 2,000 devices, the AirWatch software appliance represents a robust, cost-effective and long-term solution."

The AirWatch software appliance's technical specification includes two available IP addresses, allowing both local network and/or Internet-facing access; configurable DNS addressing and port allocation for each integration with existing network infrastructure; simplified AirWatch-generated email alerts and configurable AirWatch maintenance utilities for database purging and backup. The appliance's operating system is Windows Server 2008 Standard, and the database server is SQL Server Standard 2008.


Pricing for the AirWatch Software Appliance starts at $4,995 and includes the hardware preloaded and preconfigured with the web-based AirWatch management console, 100 AirWatch licenses for any type of mobile device, all required third-party software licenses and maintenance for the first year. AirWatch differentiates its software appliance by not requiring customers to purchase additional device licenses in pre-defined bundled 'packages' of 50 or more device licenses. Instead, AirWatch allows customers to buy additional device licenses in the quantities they need, eliminating expenditures for unused licenses. In addition, if their enterprise mobility needs or priorities change, users of the AirWatch software appliance can easily transition to the company's SaaS offering or its perpetual license offering.

About AirWatch

AirWatch is a leading provider of enterprise-wide mobile device and WLAN management solutions for iPhone Windows Mobile, BlackBerry (News - Alert), Android and Symbian devices. Designed to track, monitor and manage mobile devices across the enterprise, AirWatch provides a single, integrated, real-time view into an organization's entire fleet of mobile devices, regardless of mobile platform, device manufacturer or location. Headquartered in Atlanta, AirWatch successfully manages the challenges of enterprise mobility for organizations in the distribution/logistics, field service, government, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail industries. For more information, please visit www.air-watch.com.


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