AirWatch Develops App Reputation Scanning into Its Comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Management Platform to Ensure Safe Mobile Application Deployments

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Largest EMM provider also integrates with third-party providers to deliver complete app risk management feature set

ATLANTA – Dec. 3, 2013 – AirWatch®, the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider, announces it has developed app reputation scanning technology into its platform for complete support of corporate-owned device and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) deployments. AirWatch App Reputation Scanning is fully integrated into the AirWatch platform and the new capabilities built by AirWatch combined with the existing AirWatch Mobile Application Management solution portfolio, including app wrapping, Software Development Kit (SDK), custom app catalog and Volume Purchase Program (VPP), provide the most advanced, internally-developed solution on the market.

Enterprises deploy mobile applications to improve productivity, promote collaboration and connect employees to corporate resources. Before distributing mobile applications, IT administrators want to ensure that public, vendor-supplied and internally-developed applications are built properly, maintain user privacy and comply with company security standards for safe business use. AirWatch App Reputation Scanning works on public and internal applications, and it can be implemented with Mobile Device Management (MDM), as a separate dual persona container with AirWatch Workspace or as standalone app scanning.

AirWatch App Reputation Scanning allows organizations to quickly and easily run analysis on applications to determine if they exhibit risky behaviors, access privacy settings on the device, expose user contacts or geolocation information, or use insecure programming or design. Organizations can review app reputation scanning analysis results from the easy-to-navigate AirWatch console and then decide to allow or ban the app on managed devices.

AirWatch also features the most advanced ecosystem of technology partners and API integrations. Organizations can take complete advantage of AirWatch capabilities, while also leveraging seamless integrations to third-party app risk management providers, such as Appthority and Veracode, in the AirWatch Marketplace to fully embrace additional advanced capabilities.

“Every company has a different tolerance for risk depending on the sensitivity of the data involved, but every company needs to know what a mobile app is actually doing in order to set custom policies that match the organization’s requirements,” said Domingo Guerra, co-founder and president, Appthority. “AirWatch understands the criticality of app risk and is empowering its customers to take action by creating custom policies based on the behaviors of an app and the role of each group or individual’s needs within their organization.”

“We developed the most comprehensive solution for app reputation scanning into our platform to create a one stop shop for IT administrators,” said John Marshall, president and CEO, AirWatch. “With AirWatch native capabilities, all AirWatch customers can easily take advantage of this new module to perform basic analysis of their corporate applications. Enterprises that seek more advanced scanning or already use third party solutions can leverage the AirWatch APIs to integrate with solutions from our partner marketplace.”

About AirWatch

AirWatch is the world's largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 1,500 employees across nine global offices. More than 9,000 organizations in 150 countries leverage the AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management Platform, which includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content, laptop and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions stand-alone for unique bring your own device requirements, in AirWatch® Workspace containerized solution, or as a comprehensive, highly scalable, enterprise-grade mobility platform. With the largest research and development team in the industry, AirWatch ensures the broadest mobile platform support, develops innovative solutions like AirWatch® Secure Content Locker, and integrates with the leading device manufacturers and technology solution providers in the mobile ecosystem.

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