Blue Coat Systems and AirWatch have teamed up to offer an interoperable solution designed to let customers update and push content and security policies to mobile devices across extended corporate environments.
By integrating Blue Coat’s Mobile Device Security service with AirWatch’s Enterprise Mobility Management capabilities, enterprises will be able to extend and manage Web security policies for thousands of smartphones and tablets, protecting employees from Web-based malware and mobile application threats, the companies said in an announcement.
“For example, a company that provides iPads with product information to its sales force can now simultaneously update content for all users while enabling its team to safely access relevant Web-based material,” the companies explained. “A company that allows employees to use their own devices to access the corporate network can now protect them from mobile malware and assure that policies are consistently enforced across all devices.”
The AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management solution is designed to meet the demands of large enterprises and scales to support deployments of hundreds to thousands of devices. The AirWatch solution allows enterprises to consistently manage and deliver content to all devices, regardless of location. The Blue Coat Mobile Device Security service is a core component of the Mobility Empowerment Center that helps businesses increase agility through new mobile initiatives, including corporate-driven, bring your own device and guest wifi.
The solution from AirWatch and Blue Coat will be available next month.
AirWatch, which just recieved a $25 Million investment in May, recently acquired the Mobility Services Platform from Motorola Solutions.