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VMware AirWatch
IndustryEnterprise mobility management software
Founded2003 (2003) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
FounderJohn Marshall
Key people
Alan Dabbiere
Number of employees

VMware AirWatch is an Atlanta-based provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM) software and standalone management systems for content, applications and email.


Airwatch headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia

AirWatch was founded in 2003 as Wandering WiFi by John Marshall, who served as president and CEO. Alan Dabbiere has been the chairman since 2006 .[1][2] In February 2013, AirWatch received its first round of funding from Insight Venture Partners and Accel.[3] In July 2013, the company acquired Motorola Solutions's MSP (Mobility Services Platform) seeking to extend its portfolio to ruggedized devices.[4] On February 24, 2014 the company was acquired by VMware, Inc,[5] and became rebranded as VMware AirWatch. In May 2018 the enterprise product was rebranded to Workspace ONE UEM with the release of version 9.4[6]. The name AirWatch now remains only as part of AirWatch Express for the SMB market.


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  2. ^ Hockenson, Lauren. "You're no longer a now what?". The Next Web. The Next Web, Inc. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  3. ^ Ho, Victoria. "AirWatch Gets $200 Million Series A Funding". TechCrunch. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ Kim, Kathy. "AirWatch Acquires Motorola's Mobility Services Platform". CRN. UBM. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  5. ^ Somashekhar, Paple. "VMware Completes Acquisition of AirWatch". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.
  6. ^ Bayton, Jason. "Android Enterprise first: AirWatch 9.4 lands with a new name and focus | Jason Bayton". Retrieved 2019-04-10.