ATLANTA and SEATTLE – June 5, 2013 – AirWatch the global leader and innovator in mobile security and the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider and The Quilt the national coalition of advanced regional networks for research and education, have unveiled a unique partnership under which Quilt members can deploy AirWatch’s cutting-edge mobile device management solution at a significant discount.
With the exploding number of mobile devices and the applications that run on them, it is a challenge for educational institutions to manage secure access to their networks, access institution-provided content, and maintain compliance with online safety rules. With its leading position in the growing enterprise mobility management space, its focus on education, and its proven ability to scale devices on clients’ infrastructures, AirWatch is a natural partner for The Quilt.
AirWatch, whose mobility management solutions are already deployed at more than 110 higher education institutions and more than 440 K-12 schools, offers a complete suite of mobile device, applications and secure content management solutions for schools and universities to manage student, faculty or institution-owned devices on campus.
AirWatch is helping schools and universities embrace the next generation of learning with educational apps, e-books and learning content on mobile assets. Administrators can track all mobile assets across the institution, configure policies and settings, distribute apps and secure access to school networks and resources all through the AirWatch web-based console. AirWatch allows IT administrators to ensure devices are compliant with school policies and monitor violations in real time. This empowers organizations to maximize mobile investments by increasing IT efficiency and reducing costs associated with managing mobility.
“As smartphones and tablets proliferate throughout school campuses, there is a growing need for mobility enablement and management,” said Tyce Miller, director of education solutions, AirWatch. “The partnership between The Quilt and AirWatch is a prime example of two industry leaders joining forces to address the challenges of mobility in education. Together, The Quilt and AirWatch are bringing unmatched domain and industry expertise to our schools and universities to embrace the changing mobile landscape.”
The Quilt represents 31 research and education networks which provide advanced network services and applications to thousands of educational institutions, including over 250 universities.
“There is a clear trend in the increasing number of students, faculty, and administrators bringing their own devices on campus for educational and work-related purposes. The Quilt’s partnership with AirWatch is one more tool in our Quilt members’ toolkit to support educational communities in expanding their teaching, learning, and work environments. It’s also a way to help educational institutions take advantage of the new opportunities mobile devices offer to these environments,” said Quilt president and CEO Jen Leasure.
The educational institutions served by Quilt members will benefit from the flexibility provided under the AirWatch agreement, which enables them to purchase solutions directly from AirWatch at an additional discount. In addition, the agreement provides the option for Quilt members to host AirWatch solutions on their own network infrastructure, enabling these networks to remain the trusted resource for delivering services to their member institutions.
AirWatch is the world’s largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 7,000 customers and more than 1,300 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.
The Quilt is the national coalition of advanced regional networks for research and education, representing 31 networks across the country. Participants in The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 250 universities and thousands of other educational institutions. For more information, visit www.thequilt.net.
For more information, contact:
Victor Cooper, AirWatch
Jen Leasure, The Quilt