VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE Powers The Digital Workforce


January 17, 2019 by Siobhan Climer

vmware airwatch workspace onePrior to its acquisition by VMware in 2014, AirWatch was one of the most popular mobile device management suites on the market. VMware has capitalized on its acquisition with the release of VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE, a unified digital workspace platform that supports the modern workforce (read: remote workers and BYOD policies) with a simplified view of IT management.

Why Workspace ONE? We didn’t capitalize it just for fun. VMware AirWatch capitalizes ONE to illustrate that it is a single platform capable of providing unified endpoint management (UEM). Workspace ONE goes helps IT manage any application on any device anywhere from one place.


What Is Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)?


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According to Gartner, UEM tools take multiple endpoint types and combine them into a single console, easily configured, managed, and monitored by IT. VMware is a 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for UEM. Why? Well, Workspace ONE:

  • Configures, manages, and monitors iOS, Android, Windows 10 and macOS, IoT, and wearable endpoints
  • Unifies management of configurations, applications, access privileges, data protection, and device regulations
  • Provides ONE view of all endpoint users
  • Enhances end-user support and workplace analytics
  • Orchestrates and coordinates identity services, security infrastructure, and endpoint technologies


What Does VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE Do?


Today’s end-users operate everywhere, from different devices operating on different systems in different location. The very article you’re reading was written at a kitchen table, office desk, doctor’s office, and it was finalized on the couch in the evening. This reality is present in most industries today. VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE consolidates these different end-user activities into a single platform for simple management.


Devices Users UseSystems Users UseLocations Users Act
LaptopsChrome OSHome
Smart PhonesiOSTravel
IoT DevicesmacOSAirports
Ruggedized DeploymentsRemote Work 
Samsung KNOX
Windows 10



Security In A Digital Workspace


vmware airwatch workspace oneThe rise of BYOD operations is transformative for business. The best talent on the market no longer expects to be constrained to a specific work location. While this digital transformation is vital to business growth, it also raises new challenges for technology management. VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE offers a modern security approach that secures employees, apps, endpoints, and networks using Workspace ONE Trust Network and Intelligence. A zero-trust approach to security is present in every aspect of the Workspace ONE security tool, which combines access management, risk mitigation, threat protection and detection, adaptive intelligence monitoring, and powerful remediation in system administration policies.


Convince C-Suite VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE Belongs In Your Toolbox


vmware airwatch workspace oneAt only $3.78 per device or $6.52 per user*, VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE offers a clear ROI. Easy of management and the ability to troubleshoot, quickly deploy, and support users adds real benefits to the business, such as:

  • Consolidated management
  • Integrated insights
  • Powerful automation
  • Boosted productivity
  • Improved security
  • Reduced IT time and costs
  • Transformative VDI (VMware Horizon)


What’s Missing?


PCMag.com chose VMware AirWatch as the Editors’ Choice and it maintains positive reviews because it offers users everything they need to track, manage, and grow a modern digital workforce. Gartner named VMware as a leader in UEM category in 2018, and Capterra gives VMware 4.5 out of 5 in overall user experience.

It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE has only a few drawbacks going forward. Whether it is a Windows integration capability, AD integrations, self-service extensions, or a few manual configurations, Workspace ONE continues to impress IT leaders, project managers, and anyone with internal technology-facing responsibilities. And, where drawbacks are present, managed services providers are easily able to step in and provide the gap coverage needed to successfully deploy Vmware AirWatch Workspace ONE.

Mindsight’s engineers provide Demo Days every Friday. Come in and our team can help you validate VMware AirWatch Workspace ONE as a tool for your environment. Register today.

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About The Author

Siobhan Climer, Science and Technology Writer for Mindsight, writes about technology trends in education, healthcare, and business. She previously taught STEM programs in elementary classrooms and museums, and writes extensively about cybersecurity, disaster recovery, cloud services, backups, data storage, network infrastructure, and the contact center. When she’s not writing tech, she’s writing fantasy, gardening, and exploring the world with her twin two-year old daughters. Find her on twitter @techtalksio.

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