Supports iOS 7:
AirWatch has a free 30-day trial.
5/14-16/12: AirWatch Connect 1st annual AirWatch users’ conference
10/14/11: InfoTech has published an MDM Vendor landscape highlighting the features within AirWatch:
1/4/10: eSecurityPlanet has published
an extensive review on using AirWatch for iOS MDM. Experience
Their web-based management system is HTML5 based. The configuration profiler builder is a clone of Apple's
iPhone Configuration Utility, and is quite complete. There are many management features over and above the standard within the iOS5 apis such as location based services, secure mobile browser, secure content locker, an iOS app sdk (provides management libraries to embed within your app for additional functionality)
AirWatch also manages Android, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.
AirWatch offers several deployment options. You may purchase the software (requires Microsoft SQL, among other infrastructure), purchase an appliance, or use it as SaaS (i.e. hosted by AirWatch on their own servers). They are friendly to resellers and the site may be skinned with your company's theme.
The system allows for multiple "Location Groups" and "Locations". You can use these to set up a multi-tenant system where each "Location Group" has its own LDAP-based authentication component & each group pays for its own use. This is useful for resellers.
Is the service hardware, software, or cloud?
How do you pay for the service?
In addition to purchase, is there recurring maintenance? What does it include?
Includes Minor Updates:
Includes Major Updates:
How and when is support provided?
12 x 5:
12 x 7:
24 x 7:
Are there features such as segmented administration and fault tolerance that help the product successfully manage tens of thousands of devices?
What methods are available for enrolling devices?
Device Enrollment Program (iOS 7):
What method exist to authenticate users?
Basic MDM Features
Basic legacy features common to almost every MDM platform.
Exchange Account Seeding:
Push Text Message:
Advanced MDM Features
Less common mobile management features.
Start On Date:
End On Date:
Triggered by Inventory:
Allow custom XML:
Supervised Device Features
These restrictions are applicable only on [[Supervision|supervised devices]]
Prevent Game Center:
App Lock (iOS 6):
Global HTTP Proxy (iOS 6):
* Web Site White & Black-listing (iOS 7):
Prevent Manual Profile Installation:
Features focused on managing apps
Recommended App Catalog:
Push Web Apps:
Push Enterprise Apps:
"Push" Retail Apps:
Separate Managed and Unmanaged Data (iOS 7):
Per-App VPN (iOS 7):
Push App Configuration (iOS 7):
Pull App Feedback (iOS 7):
App Wrapping Available:
App Developer SDK Available:
App Store VPP Features
Features related to the iTunes App Volume Purchase Program.
VPP Spreadsheet Upload:
VPP Licensing Integration (iOS 7) :
Reassign App License (iOS 7):
Vendor-provided iOS App(s)
Links to the iTunes app store
How can the system be administered?
API or SDK for Administration:
How can admins be notified of issues?
Alert When Roaming:
Alert When No Response:
Alert on Forbidden App:
Data available for export, to CSV, etc.
3rd Party Integration
The MDM Provider connects to which other services?
What other devices can be managed by the platform?
Windows Phone 7: