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Florida Department of Law Enforcement Selects AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Platform for Agency Wide Deployment

Press release date: June 26, 2014

Mobile technology to aid in promoting public safety and strengthening domestic security

ATLANTA - AirWatch by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) selected AirWatch to manage its agency wide deployment of government-owned mobile devices.

FDLE recently revised its mobility strategy to include iOS and Android devices, and consequently began searching for an MDM solution for device management, security and regulatory compliance. After reviewing analyst research, surveying potential EMM vendors and completing a proof of concept evaluation, FDLE selected AirWatch. According to FDLE, the agency chose AirWatch because of its ability to enforce robust management and security parameters while preserving the technology's user experience. Additional factors influencing their decision were AirWatch's outstanding technical support throughout the proof of concept stage, its ability to disable access to unsecure wireless networks, device installation and management and its ability to limit App Store downloads to pre-approved whitelisted applications.

As with any government agency, FDLE needed an EMM provider with maximum security capabilities, including enforcement of device authentication with PIN or password, enforcement of device wipe after multiple failed PIN/passcode entries and the ability to detect and block jailbroken or rooted devices from the corporate network. AirWatch's industry-leading mobile application management (MAM) was also appealing to FDLE, as the department plans to offer a custom app store of corporate-approved apps to its end users.

"Providing the mobile security solution for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement strengthens AirWatch's prominent reputation in state governments," said Mark Williams, director of government solutions, AirWatch by VMware. "Our industry-leading solutions enable FDLE to empower their field employees with remote and secure access to agency resources so that they can more efficiently promote public safety and protect Florida's citizens."

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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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