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VMware Introduces Identity-Defined Workspaces With Advancements in Workspace ONE

New Workspace ONE Adaptive Management Technology Removes Limitations of Stand-Alone MAM and IDaaS to Accelerate Adoption for BYO Initiatives

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced advancements to VMware Workspace™ ONE, powered by the latest update of VMware AirWatch® 8.4 and VMware Identity Manager, that will deliver a new identity-defined managed workspace. Furthering the principle of consumer simple and enterprise secure, new VMware Workspace ONE adaptive management technology is designed to remove limitations of stand-alone mobile application management (MAM) and identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) to protect data inside applications without requiring device management to accelerate support for BYOD initiatives.

"VMware was the first in the industry to bring together identity, device management and application delivery on a single integrated platform to support business mobility initiatives for companies transitioning their legacy infrastructure to compete in the mobile-cloud era," said Dave Grant, vice president, product marketing, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware. "Adopting new SaaS and mobile applications is critical for business transformation but can introduce significant risk. The new capabilities in VMware Workspace ONE can help improve company-wide security and take control of managed or unmanaged devices."

VMware Workspace ONE -- Closing the Gap Between Identity, MAM and EMM

According to a recent research report by industry analyst firm, International Data Corporation, "While the vast majority of organizations IDC interacts with are acutely aware of the paradigm shift from corporate-owned to personally owned devices, many still struggle with the people, process, and technology decisions required for a successful BYOD program."1

New capabilities in VMware Workspace ONE are designed to cover the full spectrum of employee and device enablement options -- from completely unmanaged, browser-based on-boarding of end-users using personal devices to enablement of fully managed corporate devices.

The new VMware Verify application, a built-in two-factor authentication (2FA) solution, uses personally owned smartphones and tablets as powerful authentication tokens. When logging into corporate applications from any device, users simply tap the "verify" notification on their device for immediate authentication.

For unmanaged devices, VMware Workspace ONE harnesses native-OS level data protection without the need for traditional MDM profiles. By downloading VMware Workspace ONE and entering a corporate email address, end-users automatically receive single sign-on access to any corporate web, native, mobile or Windows application. To access more sensitive applications, end-users simply activate "Workspace Services" to unlock native OS data protection. Activating Workspace Services is designed to inherently protect a user's privacy and does not allow IT to track or report BYO-sensitive information like GPS, device restrictions and personal applications.

For corporate-owned devices, companies can build on the managed workspace with VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management, leveraging the power of VMware AirWatch EMM technology for complete out-of-the box configuration, advanced conditional access policies, device auditing, automated remediation, and lifecycle management.

Transforming Modern Management Across Today's Mobile Platforms

New capabilities from Microsoft Windows 10 provide organizations the opportunity to shift away from datacenter-centric, domain-based image management to an EMM model that is simpler, more secure and cost-effective. New in Workspace ONE, the unified catalog will support the Microsoft Windows Store for Business, the unified location where IT decision makers and administrators can find, acquire and manage licenses, and distribute Windows 10 applications across their organizations. VMware Workspace ONE will reduce complexity in application delivery and lifecycle management by integrating its application catalog and application delivery technologies with the Microsoft Windows Store for Business. This will deliver several benefits to IT administrators, including the ability to purchase public applications in bulk; caching of licenses for offline distribution, reclamation and reuse; the ability to push approved Windows applications while restricting access to public application stores; and support for the upload and delivery of internally developed applications.

VMware Workspace ONE will also support the unified technologies for Apple education introduced in iOS 9.3, including Apple School Manager, managed Apple IDs and the Classroom App. The updates are designed to help streamline workflows, assist administrators and users in locating lost devices, allow users to share devices without losing personalization and enable application notification controls. For streamlined deployment, VMware AirWatch 8.4 will deliver a tailored education section in the console that allows school systems to manage students, teachers, classes and device carts in the unique way required by education systems.

Availability and Pricing

VMware Workspace ONE is expected to be generally available this quarter. The solution will be offered in standard, advanced and enterprise editions with prices starting at $8 per user per month for cloud subscriptions and $150 per user for on-premises perpetual licenses.

VMware AirWatch 8.4 is expected to be generally available this quarter. VMware AirWatch management bundles are offered in multiple editions with both cloud subscriptions and on-premises perpetual licensing.

Additional Resources

  • Read a blog post for additional information on the VMware Workspace ONE updates
  • For information about the new unified endpoint management and security solution, VMware TrustPoint™ also announced today, read the press release here
  • For information about the new cloud access security broker (CASB) partners that joined the Mobile Security Alliance also announced today, read the press release here
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1 International Data Corporation, "IDC Planscape: Holistic BYOD Considerations," by Bryan Bassett, Denise Lund, Stacy K. Crook, December 2015, Doc #US40630415

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