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AirWatch Receives STIG-Approval to Operate on US Department of Defense Networks from Defense Information Systems Agency

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Press release date: May 1, 2014

AirWatch is one of only two mobile device management providers to be officially STIG-Approved

ATLANTA - AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Field Security Operations (FSO) has released the AirWatch MDM Software 6.5 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) Version 1 for immediate use.

The certification validates that AirWatch, one of only two STIG-approved mobile device management (MDM) providers, meets the security restrictions required for installment on Department of Defense (DoD) networks. STIG-approval demonstrates that AirWatch provides government customers with solutions that follow mobile code risk categories and usage guides. These standards confirm AirWatch implementation is consistent with DoD cybersecurity policies, standards, architectures, security controls and validation procedures.

"STIG approval from the DISA FSO enables government organizations running on DoD networks to leverage our comprehensive platform with military-grade security for their next generation of mobile initiatives," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. "With the approval of our STIG, DoD agencies have clear documentation to implement a broader selection of mobile devices and management software."

The certification process stipulated that AirWatch MDM software met all 294 NIST SP 800-53 requirements, as listed in the DISA MDM Security Requirements Guide (SRG), and a DISA FSO team conducted a thorough, third-party validation and editing process prior to awarding AirWatch STIG-approval. Apple iOS7 and Samsung SAFE devices also running Knox are approved for use with the AirWatch MDM Software 6.5 STIG.

To see the only solution providers with official STIG approval, visit the Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE) website and view the STIG release memo.

For more information on the STIG-approval, read the AirWatch Q&A blog post.

About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, 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 VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at


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