AirWatch Manages iPhone/iPad Devices, Apps, And Content [Mobile Management Month]

AirWatch Manages iPhone/iPad Devices, Apps, And Content [Mobile Management Month]

AirWatch offers mobile device, app, and information management

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

AirWatch provides a full range of mobile management features and implements all of the iOS 4 and iOS 5 management and monitoring capabilities. The software integrates with a range of enterprise technologies including directory services. The service works with a wide range of clients including small and mid-size businesses, large and enterprise organizations as well as government agencies.

Company: AirWatch
Product(s): AirWatch
Type of solution(s): device, app, and information management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile

Licensing Model: perpetual and recurring licensing options
Includes/Offers Maintenance Updates?: Included
Technical support options: 24/7 support

Deployment options: cloud service, on-premise software, and on-premise appliance

Failover and load balancing options: supports server failover and load balancing

Scalability: supports multiple locations and location-specific administration

Directory system integration: Microsoft Active Directory, Apple Open Directory, LDAP

Administrative tool options: web/cloud

Data export capabilities: device hardware, installed configuration profiles, usage and location, installed apps

Expense management features: track current carrier, alert on roaming, track data and voice usage

Device enrollment mechanism(s): website, email, SMS, iOS app
Support for secure/authenticated enrollment?: Yes
Security certificate features: Certificates for SCEP enrollment, Exchange, Wi-Fi, VPN

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: remove passcode, lock, wipe, push text message

App management options: push apps to device, enterprise app store with custom and public apps, Apple Volume Purchase Plan integration, admin alert for unauthorized app install

About the author

Ryan FaasRyan Faas is a technology journalist and consultant living in upstate New York who has written extensively about Apple, business and enterprise IT, and the mobile industry. In addition to writing for Cult of Mac, he is a contributor to Computerworld, InformIT, and Peachpit Press. In a previous existence he was a healthcare IT director as well as a systems and network administrator. Follow Ryan on Twitter and Google +

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