Entrust and AirWatch Relationship to Bring Innovative Solution to Improve Mobile Access While Protecting Large Enterprise Networks
Web-based API can leverage SaaS, appliance-based and on-premise delivery
DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Entrust, Inc., a global leader in securing online identities and information, today announced a new relationship with AirWatch, a global leader and innovator in mobile security, mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and mobile content management (MCM). This collaboration will help in advancing access for Entrust PKI, Managed Service and IdentityGuard users who can then leverage AirWatch’s Software as a Service (SaaS), appliance-based or on-premise solutions. Customers will be able to enjoy improved integration between Apple iOS, RIM BlackBerry and Google Android devices and their enterprise through web-based API.
The AirWatch solution provides a full set of mobile security, MDM, MAM and MCM features, including the most accessible, easy-to-use web- and mobile-based management console; a Secure Content Locker; a Secure Email Gateway; an AirWatch App Catalog; the ability to securely manage both corporate- and employee-liable devices and location-based services. AirWatch’s API integration capabilities include the ability to integrate key enterprise platforms such as LDAP directory servers, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft BPOS-D, Microsoft Office 365, IBM Lotus Notes and Google Gmail for Business, as well as Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) and certificate management frameworks, streamlining the generation and management of certificates used on mobile devices for authentication and encryption.
“The popularity of mobile tools and ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) has created a new element to the enterprise information security equation,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “Through this partnership, we are looking to address the flexibility that users crave, while providing the secure access points enterprises demand. We look forward to working with AirWatch to help our customers work anywhere, anytime, improving productivity and efficiency without compromising the integrity of their network.”
The results of this relationship are designed tol empower enterprise IT departments with the ability to apply industry-standard technologies, including Personal Identity Verification (PIV), will offer greater security and enhanced interoperability to complement AirWatch’s large-scale deployments. In addition, IT departments will have the ability to streamline and automate the management and tracking of all mobile assets; reduce the cost and effort of device and application deployments; improve the technical support experience for device users; enable and enforce IT’s security and compliance policies, protecting both the device and the enterprise’s data; and reduce overall IT support costs.
“Enterprises can look forward to a cost-effective and highly-efficient secure mobility solution, regardless of IT infrastructure or resources,” said John Marshall, AirWatch CEO. “This partnership helps mitigate the risk of accessing sensitive information and intellectual property via mobile devices, while also delivering the convenience of mobile and BYOD programs.”
The solution is anticipated to be available in Q2 2012.
AirWatch is the global leader and innovator of enterprise-grade smartphone security and mobile device management solutions. Positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, AirWatch helps to deploy, secure, track and manage an enterprise’s entire fleet of Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows devices. In October 2011, Info-Tech Research Group listed AirWatch as a “Champion” in the firm’s Mobile Device Management Vendor Landscape and also listed it as the “best bang for your buck” through its Value Score, which indexes each product offering and business strength relative to their price point.
AirWatch offers the industry’s most scalable and flexible deployment options with Software as a Service (SaaS), appliance or on-premise solutions. SaaS pricing starts at a $3-per-month subscription per device. Appliance pricing starts at a one-time fee of $6,500 for the hardware and includes a one-year warranty. On-premise pricing starts at a one-time fee of $40 per device.
An award-winning company, AirWatch has more than 1,600 customers in the retail, financial services, healthcare, government, distribution, education, hospitality, manufacturing, telecommunications and transportation industries. For more information, visit www.air-watch.com.
A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.entrust.com. Let’s talk.
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