Siemens Enterprise Communications and AirWatch today announced a partnership to simplify the implementation of mobile unified communications and managed mobility solutions as bring your own device (BYOD) continues to take hold. AirWatch’s mobile security, device management and application management solution will be made available to customers with Siemens' mobile unified communications (UC) and Web collaboration solutions, making it easier for customers to deploy, manage and use mobile UC.
Through this partnership, Siemens will introduce AirWatch’s industry leading mobility management solution via a referral program through Siemens' channels. This will enable customers to address their needs for mobility management and security as a core part of their enterprise communication deployment of mobile UC solutions.
AirWatch will simplify deployment, management and ongoing support for Siemens' OpenScape Mobile and OpenScape Web Collaboration tools across multiple device types and mobile operating systems from one single console.
According to the two companies, the BYOD trend cements the need for easy, secure deployment and management of UC solutions on a variety of devices. Siemens is a market leader in several countries in providing UC products and services. AirWatch has more than 4,700 customers in 47 countries with the largest mobile device management deployments of any provider in the world. The partnership will provide Siemens customers with mobile unified communications (UC) and Web collaboration solutions that integrate with AirWatch’s mobile security, device, app and content management solutions.
“Mobility is a core part of enterprise communications, and the BYOD trend has reinforced the need for CIOs to proactively manage and support enterprise tools on a variety of consumer-driven devices," said Chris Hummel, Siemens' chief commercial cfficer. “Partnering with AirWatch provides our customers with a proven solution to manage their mobile OpenScape solutions."
“Our partnership with Siemens Enterprise Communications offers businesses a secure mobile device and application management tool that integrates into a world-class UC platform," said John Marshall, AirWatch's CEO. “By simplifying enterprise mobility, organizations can properly manage access to proprietary information from employee owned devices."