Siemens Enterprise Communications and AirWatch Team to Simplify Enterprise Mobility for Users and CIOs BYOD trend cements need for easy, secure deployment and management of UC solutions on a variety of devices
RESTON, Va. and ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Enterprise Communications and AirWatch today announced a partnership to simplify the implementation of mobile unified communications and managed mobility solutions as the new "bring your own device" (BYOD) reality continues to take hold. AirWatch's comprehensive mobile security, device management and application management solution will be made available to customers with Siemens Enterprise Communications' innovative mobile unified communications (UC) and web collaboration solutions, making it easier for customers to deploy, manage and use mobile UC.
Enterprises have embraced the productivity benefits and improved team efficiencies from Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Mobile and OpenScape Web Collaboration. AirWatch, a global leader and innovator in Mobility Management, simplifies deployment, management and ongoing support for these tools across multiple device types and mobile operating systems from one single console.
"Mobility is a core part of enterprise communications, and the BYOD trend has reinforced the need for CIOs to proactively manage and support enterprise tools on a variety of consumer-driven devices," said Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "Partnering with AirWatch provides our customers with a proven solution to manage their mobile OpenScape solutions."
"Our partnership with Siemens Enterprise Communications offers businesses a secure mobile device and application management tool that integrates into a world-class UC platform," said John Marshall, CEO, AirWatch. "By simplifying enterprise mobility, organizations can properly manage access to proprietary information from employee owned devices."
Through this partnership, Siemens Enterprise Communications will introduce AirWatch's industry leading mobility management solution via a referral program through Siemens Enterprise Communications channels. This will enable customers to address their needs for mobility management and security as a core part of their enterprise communication deployment of mobile UC solutions.
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AirWatch is the global leader in mobile device security and management (MDM) systems, and, with 900 associates, is more than twice the size of any other MDM company. Having no outside capital, AirWatch is predominately funded by operating cash flow, resulting in an estimated install base four to five times larger than any other MDM provider. The largest customer base, combined with the largest research and development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at the lowest cost. This, combined with our scalable high-availability architecture, results in virtually every mobility project with more than 20,000 devices being managed by AirWatch. Examples of this market leadership include the top three companies in the Fortune 500 and eight of the top 10 retailers in the United States. For more information about AirWatch visit www.air-watch.com.
About Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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