VMware and Box Partner to Enhance Secure Mobile Collaboration
Integration Between AirWatch by VMware and Box Helps Mobile
Applications and Content Sharing Meet User Demands and IT Security
PALO ALTO, CA and LOS ALTOS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/14 --
VMware and Box today announced a partnership to enhance secure
enterprise collaboration across mobile devices for next generation
enterprise mobile management (EMM). Globally distributed
organizations will be able to take advantage of the most robust
security capabilities from AirWatch by VMware for content stored on
Box, driving collaboration without compromising critical security
requirements and access controls.
"Today's workforce demands seamless, secure access to applications,
files and data while moving from desktop to tablet to smartphone,"
said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager,
End-User Computing, VMware. "Enabling users to take full advantage of
powerful enterprise collaboration services requires a mobile security
model that protects sensitive data and information. With VMware and
Box, customers will be able to take advantage of VMware's powerful
end-user computing solutions in a fundamentally unique way, without
"Cloud and mobile technologies are unlocking new ways of working, but
businesses need to know that information is secure," said Aaron
Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "We're excited to work with VMware
to introduce a new model that will enable customers to secure content
and collaborate from anywhere, on any device, helping our joint
customers be more competitive and agile than ever before."
VMware and Box are the first to drive a more open and dynamic
security model using the security policies and configurations built
into the core of iOS to simplify the process of managing and securing
third-party applications. This framework enables additional
configuration settings such as user information and preferences,
single sign-on (SSO) configuration, and security controls, among
other settings, for centralized policy management.
This new model is ISV application agnostic and mobile device
management (MDM) vendor agnostic to help the industry move toward a
more common standards approach to configuring and securing third
party applications. The companies will create a more secure
environment for enterprise collaboration, enabling the broad
landscape of applications to be able to take advantage of the most
current and most robust security capabilities.
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About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in
enterprise mobility management and security, with more than 12,000
global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading
mobile device, email, application, content, and browser management
solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device
types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of
business deployments, and containerized solutions for Bring Your Own
Device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch
is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com.
VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at
Box's mission is to make businesses of all sizes more
productive, competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and
their most important information. Content on Box can be securely
shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and
Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications,
such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los
Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by several leading
venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about
Box, visit www.box.com.
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