Read All 6 HUGE VMware EUC Product Announcements Right Here

Jun 17, 2016
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IBM, TrustPoint, Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4, Mirage, App Volumes and more top off another busy week for VMware End-User Computing (EUC).

It’s been a busy week here at VMware End-User Computing (EUC). And we couldn’t be more excited about it.

In the video below, our EVP and general manager, Sanjay Poonen, gives you all the top headlines from our game-changing announcements this week:

Here are the top six headlines and product announcements this week:

1. VMware & IBM

What Happened

VMware expanded its IBM partnership by offering VMware Horizon Air on the IBM Cloud.

Why It Matters

In addition to VMware vCloud Air, VMware Horizon Air customers will soon be able to leverage the IBM Cloud to deliver full Windows 10 desktops and published apps to a wide range of devices. The result?

  • Availability of VMware Horizon Air across all IBM data centers
  • IBM Cloud Connectivity access
  • Same low costs
  • Agile infrastructure with great SLAs

What the Industry’s Saying

“On Tuesday, VMware and IBM announced and expansion of their partnership by making cloud-hosted desktop and application services available to Horizon Air customers through the IBM Cloud. This could give enterprise users more flexibility in accessing critical business apps or data.” —TechRepublic, Conner Forrest

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2. VMware TrustPoint, Powered by Tanium

What Happened

VMware unveiled its new endpoint security solution powered by Tanium, VMware TrustPoint.

Why It Matters

VMware TrustPoint combines the endpoint security platform of Tanium with VMware’s layered OS migration technology, to deliver an integrated solution for unified endpoint management and security. VMware TrustPoint provides rapid visibility and control of every endpoint across global networks, next-generation threat detection and remediation, endpoint and application management and automated Windows image migration and management.

What the Industry’s Saying

“VMware wants to help companies get a better handle on the security of the computers their employees use. The new TrustPoint product the company announced Monday uses software to make it possible to track and manage computers easily and quickly, without taking up a whole bunch of data.” – IDG News Service, Blair Hanley Frank

Where to Learn More

3. Updates to VMware Workspace ONE, AirWatch 8.4 & Identity Manager

What Happened

VMware announced significant product updates to its digital workspace suite, all designed to advance unified endpoint management, security and the digital workspace.

Why It Matters

The new advancements to Workspace ONE, AirWatch and Identity Manager close the gap between identity, mobile application management (MAM) and EMM. Key updates include:

  • The ability to deliver apps and services to both managed and unmanaged, personally owned (BYOD) devices
  • New VMware Verify application for built-in, two-factor authentication on personally owned smartphones and tablets
  • Enhanced Windows 10 management with Microsoft Windows Store for Business in the Workspace ONE unified catalog
  • Support for Apple School Manager, managed Apple IDs and the Classroom App
  • Much, much more

What the Industry’s Saying

“Up until now, very few MDM servers had actually taken advantage of these nuances. Instead, most products take all the rights by default and then implemented any restrictions on management controls in the admin UI. However, now VMware will offer MDM connections with these more limited capabilities. I’ve always been a proponent of offering as much mobile app management flexibility as possible, so I love this announcement.” – Brian Madden Blog, Jack Madden

Where to Learn More

4. Updates to VMware Mirage & App Volumes

What Happened

VMware released Mirage 5.8 and App Volumes 2.11 this week.

Why It Matters

  • Mirage 5.8 enables full image management for Windows 10, plus Office 365 support and more.
  • App Volumes 2.11 enables VMware Horizon customers to take advantage of Instant Clones technology in conjunction with App Volumes.

Where to Learn More

5. Mobile Security Alliance & Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)

What Happened

Five of the leading CASBs—Blue Coat Systems, CloudLock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks—joined the VMware Mobile Security Alliance.

Why It Matters

Integrations between CASB solutions, VMware AirWatch and VMware Workspace ONE help unify EMM and cloud security to provide enterprises with secure and compliant environments. The integrated solutions enable security vulnerability detection in cloud applications and enforce specific actions on mobile devices seamlessly and instantly.

What the Industry’s Saying

“To bring the efforts of multiple security vendors and platforms together into a manageable and cohesive unit, VMware Mobile Security Alliance provides a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that can be used to help security platforms talk both to each other and to other components in the infrastructure.”—Tom’s IT Pro, Michael Simmons

Where to Learn More

6. AirWatch Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM*

What Happened

Gartner named AirWatch a Leader for sixth consecutive year, the highest in ability to execute for the fourth year in a row and the furthest in completeness of vision this year.

Why It Matters

This is the first time in the history of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM that a single vendor placed highest on both axes.

“Enterprise mobility is quickly moving from a tactical management product to a strategic enabler of apps and services to every endpoint, empowering end users to work at the speed of life. … Customers and partners can expect VMware to continue to build delightful, innovative solutions to drive their digital workspace transformation.”—Sanjay Poonen, VMware EUC EVP and GM

Where to Learn More

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* Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites, Rob Smith, et al, June 8, 2016.

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