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IT Empire Strikes Back, New iPad Pro Rumors & the App-teligent Digital Workspace

The IT empire strikes back. Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old […]]> The IT empire strikes back.

Shadow IT strikes again, but this time IT can do something to stop the rebel forces of consumerization. Skycure&#rsquo;s Brian Duckering talks about how the combination of mobile threat defense and unified endpoint management can result in the ceasefire we&#rsquo;ve all been waiting for. See his take on this ages-old battle of wills here.

The Apple rumor mill keeps on milling.

Today, MacRumors dove into the latest Apple rumblings with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro rumors. Could it be real? According to the report, there&#rsquo;s a &#rsquo;greater than 70% chance.&#rdquo; Dive into the rumor mill here.

Your lack of app-telligence astounds me.

VMware announced some BIG news on the enterprise app front. With the acquisition of Apteligent, SVP Sumit Dhawan says VMware&#rsquo;s digital workspace platform can:

&#rsquo;Help development teams prioritize issues and address app performance challenges faster, improving application uptime and user experience, reducing churn rate and facilitating better collaboration.&#rdquo;

Dive into the details here.

You go, Google.

With its new mobile operating system (OS), Android Go, smartphones might just become the globally ubiquitous devices we&#rsquo;ve always been promised. Engadget speculates: &#rsquo;Soon enough you won&#rsquo;t be able to use high prices as an excuse to avoid smartphones.&#rdquo; Taking it further in this article, tech expert Chris Velazco says Android Go will help Google go even further on its quest to dominate underserved and developing countries. Read more here.

Android phone home.

&#rsquo;The latest Windows 10 preview release adds notifications for incoming calls to Android phones, but Microsoft apologizes that not all testers will get access to the smart videoediting tool, Story Remix.&#rdquo; —Liam Tung, ZDNet

Get more highlights of the Windows 10 updated preview builds here.

Office 365 provisioning made easy.

This week, VMware AirWatch released its new how-to guide for provisioning Office 2016 on macOS devices. The easy-to-follow steps and screenshots help you leverage custom settings XML, custom attributes, files, actions and products. Get the free whitepaper here.

Coming to a city or laptop near you.

  • Citrix Synergy next week in Orlando. Come visit VMware&#rsquo;s booth 309.
  • VMware SociaLabs, Introduction to Mobile Device Management (MDM) with AirWatch May 23 (San Diego), June 6 (Reston) & June 20 (Halifax)
  • Boston Summer VMUG UserCon, June 1
  • Unlocking Mobility with Derived Credentials & AirWatch, June 23 online
  • VMworld 2017, Aug. 27–31 in Vegas

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Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware

Greetings from #DellEMCWorld in Las Vegas, where all of the Dell Technologies brands have come together on one stage. These are not only exciting times for us, but also for our mutual customers embarking on their digital transformation journey. Customers are now seeing the collective strength of the Dell Technologies portfolio come to market—and see […]]> Greetings from #DellEMCWorld in Las Vegas, where all of the Dell Technologies brands have come together on one stage. These are not only exciting times for us, but also for our mutual customers embarking on their digital transformation journey. Customers are now seeing the collective strength of the Dell Technologies portfolio come to market—and see how possibilities are turned to reality.

In today&#rsquo;s keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger spoke about the constantly expanding partnership between VMware and Dell. One such example is the integration of our industry-leading solutions VMware AirWatch and Dell Client Command systems management tools. AirWatch is a key component of VMware Workspace ONE, an industry leading platform that enables our IT customers to empower their workforce to securely bring the technology of their choice (devices and apps) at the pace and cost the business needs.

The integration extends AirWatch management and remediation capabilities to the system firmware or BIOS. This is another significant proof point of AirWatch&#rsquo;s evolution from enterprise mobility management (EMM) to a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that goes beyond managing mobile devices to comprehensive Windows 10 and desktop management. At VMware, we see this as just the beginning of a long-term strategy to integrate our digital workspace solutions with Dell devices.

Extending PC Management to the BIOS

Windows devices have many system attributes that IT admins may want to monitor and manage. Typical client management tools allow admins to take actions in the operating system (OS), but fail to extend management capabilities to a lower firmware level. AirWatch integration with Dell Client Command creates an extensible platform that now allows IT admins to:

  • Query and retrieve key system attributes;
  • Configure critical BIOS settings; and
  • Take remediation actions.

All this from the same AirWatch admin console used for managing all the Windows OS policies, apps and other endpoints in your organization. Customers can take advantage of this unique integration as part of the AirWatch 9.1 console release and enable several IT use cases and benefits that improve user uptime, reduce costs and improve security. Let&#rsquo;s examine some of these use cases and benefits:

Proactive Device Management: Minimize User Downtime & Ensure Business Continuity

IT admins can now query and report key system attributes—including device service tag information, current BIOS version and battery health status—for their Dell hardware. This enables admins to create policies that proactively manage Dell devices, minimizing user downtown and ensuring business continuity. Here are two examples:

1. Admins can create custom notifications based on BIOS reporting of the battery health and the recommended threshold for replacement. This allows them to proactively ship replacement batteries to the users before a failure happens and thus avoid any downtime.

2. Admins can quickly report on the BIOS versions across their deployment and immediately locate devices that need attention based on the associated service tag. Implementing the most current BIOS version is critical not just from a usability and security standpoint, but this may also influence the overall life of the device.

BIOS Security & Remediation: Improve Alignment with Compliance & IT Security Policies

The BIOS security features in the AirWatch console enable IT admins to remotely configure BIOS passwords, enable use of Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and take remediation actions on non-compliant devices. This ensures a stronger alignment with the recommended IT security and compliance policies within the organization. Here are two examples:

1. For many organizations, the BIOS passwords are typically difficult to change with the requirement to physically touch the device to make any updates. With the integration, admins can now remotely manage BIOS passwords. You can set different passwords based on custom smartgroup assignments, instantly change passwords in case they are leaked or compromised and even revoke passwords when the device is un-enrolled or an employee leaves the organization.

2. Most enterprise-grade Dell PCs now carry a TPM, which is a tamper-resistant physical chip that ensures overall system integrity. TPM helps encrypt passwords by generating and storing digital certificates and authentication and encryption keys. Thus, the TPM forms a critical element for Windows 10 security and is recommended for a variety of OS security features. These include Windows Hello, BitLocker encryption, Health Attestation and the virtualization-based security features new to the OS (e.g. Secure Boot, Device Guard, Credential Guard and others). With the integration, IT admins can now remotely enable and configure the use of TPM for the organization.

Zero-Touch System Configuration Over-the-Air: Simplify IT Tasks & Reduces Admin Overhead

Traditional BIOS management approaches were high touch, requiring IT admins to access physical machines to change configuration settings. AirWatch, however, adopts a cloud-first management model that enables instant push-based endpoint and app configuration. With Dell Client Command integration, the same over-the-air management approach is now extended for BIOS security and CPU virtualization settings, without admins needing to physically touch the machines. For example, admins can now remotely enable and provide automated support for CPU virtualization features that are required for deployment of VMware desktop products or Hyper-V.

Don&#rsquo;t Forget…

At Dell EMC World this year, we are only beginning to see solutions come to market as a direct result of the VMware and Dell partnership. As we continue this journey for the benefit of our mutual customers, expect to see new solutions that are a true testament of this &#rsquo;better together&#rdquo; partnership. Make sure to tag along as we head into VMworld 2017 for even more exciting innovations.

Will you be atMMS 2017?

We would love to see you. Stop by the VMware booth, and joinJason Roszak, director of product management at VMware, for a demo! Learn how to efficiently deploy, manage and secure Windows 10 endpoints across all networks and use cases Tuesday, May 16, 8–9:45 a.m. in Nokomis, BC.Register here.

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Decoding Windows 10 S & How to Make It a Success in Your Organization

There&#rsquo;s little doubt that Windows 10 adoption is on a roll—400+ million devices and 54% of global organizations are running Microsoft&#rsquo;s latest operating system (OS). It&#rsquo;s only about a month since the third major upgrade (Creators Update/v1703) was launched, and Microsoft is continuing to ride the wave by introducing the newest variant of its operating […]]> There&#rsquo;s little doubt that Windows 10 adoption is on a roll—400+ million devices and 54% of global organizations are running Microsoft&#rsquo;s latest operating system (OS). It&#rsquo;s only about a month since the third major upgrade (Creators Update/v1703) was launched, and Microsoft is continuing to ride the wave by introducing the newest variant of its operating system: Windows 10 S. At its core, the &#rsquo;S&#rdquo; stands for simplicity and security, and fully embraces the modern, mobile-cloud architecture and management model.

This cloud-first approach for deploying, managing and securing Windows 10—and for that matter any endpoint—is also something VMware has perfected and consistently pushes forward. The launch of Windows 10 S is particularly exciting and a great testament to our endpoint management strategy. If you are planning to embrace Windows 10 S, you will be excited to know that we support this new OS today.

Decoding Windows 10 S

To quickly recap Microsoft&#rsquo;s announcement, the new OS is a variant or a subset of Windows 10 Pro and will:

  • Not support on-premises directory, and can only be cloud-domain joined with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD).
  • Also support a local user account or a Microsoft Account (MSA).
  • Be managed exclusively leveraging the modern, Mobile Device Management (MDM) APIs.
  • Be updated exclusively over-the-air using the new Windows Update service.
  • Run only trusted Windows Store apps within a secure container.
  • Run only secure web browsers that are installed from Windows Store.
  • Unlike the Office modern apps, feature a full suite of native Microsoft Office 365 productivity apps that are converted for installation from Windows Store.
  • Support a broad range of modern Windows devices such as touch-enabled tablets, two-in-one devices, ultrabooks and even the sub-$200 education-focused PCs.

VMware Supports Your Windows 10 S Deployments

VMware is uniquely positioned to make your journey to Windows 10 as seamless as possible. As you consider rolling out Windows 10 S, our end-user computing solution,VMware Workspace ONE, helps address several scenarios, such as:

  • Accelerating the move to Windows 10;
  • Reducing the costs of PC lifecycle management;
  • Extending the life of endpoints;
  • Delivering apps more reliably, while also extending incompatible or graphic-intensive apps;
  • And improving endpoint, app and data security.

Accelerate Business: Get your workforce ready—faster!

Workspace ONE supports your end users with intuitive and self-service onboarding of Windows 10 devices. With Workspace ONE, out-of-box enrollment (OOBE) can be enabled. End users simply power on the device and enter their corporate credentials on first boot. This auto joins the device to the cloud domain (AAD), and enrolls the device into mobile device management (MDM).

Alternatively, for bring-your-own (BYO) use cases, end users can also manually navigate to “Settings” and join AAD by entering their corporate credentials. When using just a local or MSA account, users can follow a simple Workplace Enrollment (native MDM) workflow, similar in experience to smartphone enrollments.

For education, you can provision student devices in bulk by taking advantage of the Set up School PCs app or the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (WICD) tool. Quickly create baseline settings for school PCs and enroll into VMware AirWatch endpoint management.

Modernize Management: Manage your digital workspace—not things!

Once onboarded, Workspace ONE manages the Windows devices leveraging the modern, mobile-cloud framework. Powered by AirWatch unified endpoint management, Workspace ONE enables instant push-based policy configuration of Windows 10 endpoints over the air. It also supports and provides a much more granular management for the recommended Windows Updates service.

Workspace ONE integration with Microsoft&#rsquo;s Business Store Portal (BSP) makes it easier for organizations to buy, assign, revoke and manage licenses for any Windows Store apps. IT can manage and distribute these Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps directly from a custom company app catalog (Workspace ONE UWP app) or silently upon device onboarding.

Control Risks: Defend modern security threats—in real-time!

Today&#rsquo;s new age of cybersecurity challenges also requires an end-to-end security consideration, which establishes user trust; hardens the OS defense against new threats and provides work and personal data separation to protect company data at rest, in use and in transit.

Workspace ONE integration with AAD enables secure and simple single sign-on access controls to work apps and resources. You can create application whitelist and blacklist rules and prevent users from downloading and installing unapproved apps from the Windows Store. You can set security policies and restrictions for the default Microsoft Edge browser (e.g. enable SmartScreen phishing filters, disable Password Manager, etc.). Further, native Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and app-level VPN features ensure that work info / IP is constantly protected whether in use, at rest or in transit.

Redefine User Experience: Maximize Productivity on any device—anywhere!

Over the years, VMware has invested a lot of thought and resources into enhancing both IT and end-user experiences. Consider, for example, the features I just laid out around out-of-the-box deployment—one-touch, self-service access to all work apps and services.

With Workspace ONE, you’re also no longer constrained by the lack of support for traditional Win32 apps on Windows 10 S. Using the VMware Horizon UWP client, you can now extend access to any virtual desktop or your apps to your Windows device. The client includes support for Horizon&#rsquo;s Blast Extreme protocol for a superior user experience, even on non-ideal networks that have higher latencies and lost packets. This means that with the Horizon UWP client, any device running Windows 10 S can be transformed into a workstation-class desktop that takes full advantage of shared data center resources, with on-the-go access from any location.

Benefits of the Cloud-First Windows 10 Management & Security Approach

Organizations increasingly find that the legacy, on-premises approach for managing PCs is not suited for a large portion of their evolving workforce. With consumerization at the workplace, organizations also need to respect employee choice, privacy and mobility. Taking a one-size-fits-all approach of controlling the endpoint state (e.g. with standardized OS image and heavy-handed management policies) instead of managing the outcomes (e.g. simple, secure workspace for your employees) fails to meet this objective and turns out to be a burden on IT, insecure for business and counterproductive for employees.

On the other hand, VMware&#rsquo;s cloud-first approach empowers your digital workspace. It allows you to:

  • Unchain your employees from the domain and consistently manage users anywhere.
  • Deliver instant user value by onboarding devices in minutes, right out of the box.
  • Adopt real-time security, compliance and remediation from the cloud.
  • Establish contextual access policies for any app in one place.
  • Deliver anytime, anywhere app and desktop access for the user.
  • Enable employee self-service functionality to reduce the burden on IT.
  • Harness consumerization and collaboration in the enterprise—any app, any device.

The changes in Windows 10 S are only the first step towards realizing these goals. Taking the cloud-first management and security approach for your endpoints completes the journey—lowering IT costs, increasing security and delivering a peak user experience.

Will you be at MMS 2017?

We would love to see you. Stop by the VMware booth, and join Jason Roszak, director of product management at VMware, for a demo! Learn how to efficiently deploy, manage and secure Windows 10 endpoints across all networks and use cases Tuesday, May 16, 8–9:45 a.m. in Nokomis, BC. Register here.

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Windows 10 in Top Mobile News: What Enterprises Need to Know

What&#rsquo;s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise? Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3. Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such new builds of Windows 10 Enterprise. That&#rsquo;s because […]]> What&#rsquo;s next for Windows 10 in the enterprise?

Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes enhanced security features. Next on the agenda: Microsoft is testing the next major Windows 10 update due in 2017, Redstone 3.

Now, enterprise IT organizations can test such new builds of Windows 10 Enterprise. That&#rsquo;s because Microsoft also recently launched the Windows Insider Program for Business to accelerate enterprise adoption, reports InfoWorld.

Businesses have good reason to adopt Windows 10. Enterprises can save an estimated $515 per employee over three years, according to an updated analysis from Microsoft and Forrester.

+Register for the free virtual event on April 27 from Windows IT Pro: Mastering Windows 10 (2.0).

Watch the State of the AppConfig Community.

It&#rsquo;s been one year since the launch of AppConfig, a community focused on accelerating the adoption of mobile apps in business. Membership has grown from just four to 19 enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers and from 60 to 90 independent software vendors (ISVs). Learn more about what the Community has accomplished in the AppConfig Community Annual Report.

Here&#rsquo;s how you&#rsquo;ll spot the weakest link in your supply chain.

In the not-too-distant future, supply chain managers will quickly solve problems in the field—from transportation models to conveyor belts—without leaving the office. Researchers say augmented reality (AR) could save businesses big money by visualizing complex data right in front of managers&#rsquo; eyes. Read about the possibilities in The Wall Street Journal.

Not every business is a digital business—yet.

Only about 5 percent of companies have digitally transformed, according to a new survey from Enterprise Strategy Group and Dell EMC. SiliconANGLE reports that 12 percent have not or have barely started transforming, and 83 percent still need to invest in or fully implement new technology.

The few that are digitally mature spend more on new projects than maintenance, see more cooperation in IT and are more likely to exceed revenue goals.

What does a digital workspace mean to you?

That&#rsquo;s what we asked attendees during EUC Insights 2017. Hundreds replied. Read some of the responses now on the VMware End-User Computing Blog.

Quote of the Week

&#rsquo;The digital workspace is mobility without limitations.&#rdquo;
—EUC Insights 2017 attendee

Upcoming events:

  • Interactive Hands-on Labs:VMware SociaLabs
  • Webinar on April 18: Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment and VMware AirWatch EMM
  • Webinar on April 19: Explore the Latest AirWatch 9.1 Release
  • Webinar on April 21: Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 3, Your Path to Workspace ONE using Identity Manager
  • Virtual Event on April 27: Mastering Windows (2.0)
  • Webinar on April 27: NSX-AirWatch Customer Success Story with Vallejo Sanitation
  • On-Demand Events:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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AppConfig Community Membership Soars

During Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, VMware joined forces with several enterprise mobility management (EMM) players to launch the AppConfig Community. Our joint mission was simple: to make enterprise app configuration and security less complicated for developers by expanding the use of OS-native standards. In doing so, we&#rsquo;re collectively accelerating mobile deployments for the […]]> During Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, VMware joined forces with several enterprise mobility management (EMM) players to launch the AppConfig Community. Our joint mission was simple: to make enterprise app configuration and security less complicated for developers by expanding the use of OS-native standards. In doing so, we&#rsquo;re collectively accelerating mobile deployments for the enterprise.

The benefit of using the native operating system (OS) standards of Android and iOS for app configuration and security is that those standards are consistent across EMM solutions and apps, instead of proprietary to a particular EMM or app vendor.

This simplifies things for app developers, who can use one approach across EMM solutions, rather than create separate apps for each. This also reduces costs and simplifies deployment for IT organizations, who can use one approach across the apps they deploy to their end users, rather than separate approaches for each app vendor. Finally, the real winners are the end users, who can enjoy a seamless out-of-the-box experience for the apps that help them get their work done. Now that&#rsquo;s what we call a win-win-win.

The word is spreading. Nick McQuire, vice president of enterprise research at CCS Insight, recently commented:

“The AppConfig Community has brought together many members of the EMM industry to drive developer awareness about the power of native OS standards for app configuration and security. The momentum of the Community since its founding in 2016 is a testament to the value of this open approach for both ISVs and IT organizations.&#rdquo;

One year after launching, the AppConfig Community membership base has grown dramatically:

  • From 60 to 90 independent software vendors (ISVs)
  • From 4 to 19 EMM providers
  • From 160 to more than 1,400 individual developers
  • From 1 to 2 operating systems (including iOS upon launching with expansion to Android in May of 2016)

These metrics and others are detailed in the AppConfig Community Annual Report webcast, available here for your viewing pleasure.

Click here to watch the webcast: AppConfig Community Annual Report.

Ready to join the community? Learn more about the AppConfig Community and download the AppConfig XML schema at appconfig.org.

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For Your Own Safety, Read This Week’s Top Mobile News

Apple updates galore—and it&#rsquo;s for your own safety. Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability. But great news on the enterprise mobility side: […]]> Apple updates galore—and it&#rsquo;s for your own safety.

Apple pushed its iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 operating system (OS) updates this week. Multiple media sources, including Forbes, warn that Apple iPhone users should update to the latest OS ASAP to dam a serious security vulnerability.

But great news on the enterprise mobility side: AirWatch announced same-day support and some pretty cool iOS and Apple TV capabilities coming in its 9.1 release. Claire Feeney gives us the details here.

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In a Galaxy far, far away…

From its Unpacked event in NYC (okay, so maybe not so &#rsquo;far away&#rdquo; …), Samsung launched its new Galaxy S8 device that &#rsquo;breaks through the confines of the smartphone screen.&#rdquo; Check it out here.

For businesses, Samsung also announced its new &#rsquo;desktop experience&#rdquo;—or DeX—technology. When paired with a leading digital workspace solution, like VMware Workspace ONE, end users can experience a full desktop experience on their S8 smartphone. Productivity &#rsquo;Unpacked.&#rdquo; Read more here.

Time to plug that leak.

Security leak, that is. Wandera&#rsquo;s David Renwick effectively scares us half to death with his new blog. He details the security threats that slip through the once-secure IT perimeter, thanks to workers&#rsquo; smartphones and seemingly innocent apps. Read this blog with the lights on.

352 billion mobile app downloads. Say what?!

App Annie projected this week that mobile app store revenue will exceed $139 billion in 2021, thanks to a forecasted 352 billion app downloads. Um, wow. Dive into the numbers on TechCrunch.

It&#rsquo;s so tiny!

For only $55, you can get the world&#rsquo;s smallest smartphone. The Posh Mobile Micro X, also called the &#rsquo;anti-phablet,&#rdquo; is available unlocked on Amazon today.

Father Android gets back in the game.

Android OS creator Andy Rubin hit social this week testing his new smartphone company&#rsquo;s first device.

I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017

 

April&#rsquo;s To-Do List

  • Register for aVMware SociaLabin your city
  • Webinar: Achieve Your Digital Workspace Goals: Episode 2
  • Webinar: Explore the Latest AirWatch 9.1 Release
  • VMUG Webcast: Modernizing Windows 10 Management for the Mobile-Cloud Era
  • On Demand: EUC Insights 2017
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

     

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VMware AirWatch Achieves NIAP Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management

On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective […]]> On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective NIAP Protection Profiles.

This certification enables AirWatch MDM for National Security System procurement, according to the Committee on National Systems Security Policy #11. AirWatch MDM and MDM Agent were also listed on the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) Components Listing, available here.

Now, the highest level of customer security can be obtained through the procurement and validated configuration of AirWatch, the most robust unified endpoint management system on the market.

The AirWatch Security and Best Practices team strives to meet the highest levels of product fortification against the most rigorous of regulatory standards. In 2016, AirWatch launched an official Certifications and Compliance Program to steer these efforts. Within the last year, the AirWatch R&D team achieved third-party independent review of FIPS Validated Module usage in MDM and application software development kits (SDK), a Department of Defense DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide, Common Criteria Certification, Commercial Solutions for Classified Component listing and many others.

We are excited about this achievement and the opportunity to meet the strict security requirements of our government customers. In addition to Common Criteria certification, we encourage you to read more about the new innovations just announced for VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch.

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VMware AirWatch Achieves NIAP Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management

On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective […]]> On February 24, VMware AirWatch received Common Criteria Certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Protection Profile and Mobile Device Management Agent. To reach this level of product certification, AirWatch MDM and AirWatch MDM Agent were rigorously tested by a third-party independent laboratory against the rigid specifications set out by the respective NIAP Protection Profiles.

This certification enables AirWatch MDM for National Security System procurement, according to the Committee on National Systems Security Policy #11. AirWatch MDM and MDM Agent were also listed on the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSFC) Components Listing, available here.

Now, the highest level of customer security can be obtained through the procurement and validated configuration of AirWatch, the most robust unified endpoint management system on the market.

The AirWatch Security and Best Practices team strives to meet the highest levels of product fortification against the most rigorous of regulatory standards. In 2016, AirWatch launched an official Certifications and Compliance Program to steer these efforts. Within the last year, the AirWatch R&D team achieved third-party independent review of FIPS Validated Module usage in MDM and application software development kits (SDK), a Department of Defense DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide, Common Criteria Certification, Commercial Solutions for Classified Component listing and many others.

We are excited about this achievement and the opportunity to meet the strict security requirements of our government customers. In addition to Common Criteria certification, we encourage you to read more about the new innovations just announced for VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch.

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“Any Device” Promise Gets Real, Apple OS Updates & More Top Mobile News

Give the people what they want. Earlier this week, VMware announced exciting updates to its digital workspace platform. New VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch updates focus on giving the people what they want: simple access on any device—and I mean any device. Check out Blake Brannon&#rsquo;s overview of the updates here, which include: Unified […]]> Give the people what they want.

Earlier this week, VMware announced exciting updates to its digital workspace platform. New VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch updates focus on giving the people what they want: simple access on any device—and I mean any device.

Check out Blake Brannon&#rsquo;s overview of the updates here, which include:

  • Unified endpoint management for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows 10 and things.
  • New functionality and capabilities for work productivity apps.
  • Real-time threat detection and remediation;
  • New pricing and packaging.

[Related: Productivity Apps Spotlight: Updates for VMware Boxer, Content Locker, Browser & Socialcast]

What the industry&#rsquo;s saying…

Media and analysts cranked out reviews of the new Workspace ONE and AirWatch 9.1 updates. Here&#rsquo;s a roundup of the coverage:

  • A Quick Rundown of VMware&#rsquo;s AirWatch & Workspace ONE Announcements Today, brianmadden.com
  • VMware Updates Workspace ONE to Include AirWatch, eWeek
  • Windows 10 Patch Management Comes to EMM in VMware AirWatch 9.1, TechTarget

The updates are coming! The updates are coming!

Apple&#rsquo;s getting ready to crank out new updates to iOS and macOS. Claire Feeney breaks down what you need to do to get your mobile business ready and compatible with iOS 10.3. Dive in here.

Mobile is now the official king of videos.

A new study reports that mobile now accounts for 54% of all online video viewing. The trend is moving so quickly upwards that Fortune reported Netflix is looking at optimizing a bunch of its programs specifically for mobile viewing.

Would you view your favorite flick on your smallest devices? Will this trend influence the way your company delivers its videos to workers and customers? Share your preferences in the comments.

Show me some identification.

&#rsquo;With some 1.5 billion people across the globe lacking a proper, verifiable form of identification, the solution could already be in their pockets, in the form of a high-speed connected, portable and secure device.&#rdquo;
—Neil Hughes, One World Identity

Check out new in-display tech advancements that could mean showing some ID is as easy as a fingerprint on the screen.

On the event horizon:

  • Enterprise Connectwith VMware at Booth 1007: March 27-30, Orlando
  • Creating Secure and Unified Next Generation Workspaceswith VMware and KuppingerCole: March 28, 10 a.m. EST (7 a.m. PST), online
  • Webinar: What&#rsquo;s New in Workspace ONE & AirWatch 9.1
  • Now Available on Demand:
    • EUC Insights 2017 AMER
    • EUC Insights 2017 APJ
    • EUC Insights 2017 EMEA

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