The top six EMM vendors offering MDM capabilities

VMware AirWatch

AirWatch is one of the leaders in the EMM market, and it is constantly pushing the boundaries with new features.

After being purchased by VMware, it inherited a large market share, and has since stabilized. With the integration into VMware’s product line, AirWatch deployed Workspace One, which offers separate workspaces for BYOD users to segment personal and business data.

VMware AirWatch also offers a micro-VPN, or tunnel, that creates a secure connection back to a customer’s physical infrastructure. This is useful for business apps that need access to data at a customer’s site without compromising security.

A deployment of AirWatch can be either in the cloud as a SaaS offering, installed on premises or used in combination as a hybrid cloud. Depending on the customer vertical and an organization’s size, AirWatch offers different systems and options for installation. The pricing and licensing scheme is also flexible, offering both device and user-based licensing models.

The offering enables container-based or native security options and includes features such as mobile browsers with granular controls. All the expected mobile device management features — e.g., remote wipe, pin enforcement, OS management — and app management for mail and Wi-Fi are available and customizable within the product.

One of AirWatch’s biggest selling points for customers is its integrations with large security vendors.

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