ATLANTA – March 13, 2014– AirWatch by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, today announced comprehensive, same-day support for iOS 7.1 and the Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Customers can immediately leverage the new streamlined device enrollment process and key enhancements in iOS 7.1, including activation lock commands, clear activation lock commands and token updates.
The Apple Device Enrollment Program addresses the mass configuration needs of organizations purchasing and deploying devices in large quantities, without the need for factory customization or pre-configuration of devices prior to deployment. Through the program, organizations can now provision and prevent removal of mobile device management (MDM) profiles on an iOS device purchased through Apple. The non-removable MDM profile that comes pre-configured on the device is particularly beneficial for educational institutions and corporate-owned device deployments.
“Businesses and education institutions can now leverage the new capabilities from iOS 7.1 and the Apple Device Enrollment Program to streamline their deployments and enable persistent device management,” said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. “We worked closely with several of our customers to pilot the Device Enrollment Program, and we know organizations are excited to take advantages of these enhancements.”
On iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Mac devices running iOS 7 and higher, the Device Enrollment Program enables IT administrators to:
Install a non-removable MDM profile on a device
Enforce enrollment for all end-users
Provision devices in Supervised mode without needing to connect each device to Apple Configurator
Eliminate the need for manual provisioning or staging processes – devices can be delivered directly to end-users
Additionally, end users benefit by:
Simplifying the enrollment process ‘out of the box’
Minimizing post-enrollment steps required by leveraging silent installation of apps for Supervised devices
AirWatch is the world’s leading mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 1,600 employees across nine global offices. More than 10,000 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.