ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AirWatch®, the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider, announces same-day management support for Windows 8.1 laptops and PCs and for Windows RT 8.1 tablets. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft offers enhanced security features that enterprises can leverage using AirWatch.
The Windows 8.1 update is available today to current Windows 8 and Windows RT users via the Windows Store at no charge. By integrating with leading MDM providers like AirWatch, Windows 8.1 allows organizations to take advantage of enterprise-ready capabilities, such as advanced asset tracking, configurable network settings, VPN, certificates, remote enterprise wipe, application management and tracking, push notifications and more.
“With the release of Windows 8.1 for laptops and tablets, Microsoft is introducing a unified mobile platform across device types, which offers a consistent user experience and expanded security and management capabilities,” said John Marshall, president and CEO, AirWatch. “AirWatch is providing same-day support for this release, further enabling organizations to centralize management of their ecosystem of Microsoft enterprise solutions and devices.”
By managing their Windows 8.1 devices with AirWatch, enterprises can now:
AirWatch has immediately enabled Windows 8.1 capabilities in global trial and pre-production cloud environments. Software will be updated based on normal change management notification periods and customer coordination.
To learn more about managing Windows 8.1 devices in the enterprise, join us for a webinar on Oct. 17 and Oct. 22. For more information about AirWatch support for Windows 8.1 devices, watch our educational video here.
AirWatch is the world’s largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 8,000 customers and more than 1,500 global associates. The largest customer base, combined with the largest research and development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at the lowest cost. The AirWatch platform, featuring industry-leading mobile device management and application management, also incorporates the most secure content management solution, Secure Content Locker™. These solutions can be used stand-alone for unique BYOD requirements or as a comprehensive, highly scalable enterprise-grade mobility platform.