GlobalSign, a company specializing in digital certificates and related online identity services, has announced that its technology will be integrated into VMware’s AirWatch enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. More specifically, AirWatch will work with GlobalSign’s Managed PKI solution, allowing for a more streamlined management system for the issuing of digital certificates.
The integration will support Blackberry, Android, iOS, Windows, and other devices, allowing users of those mobile devices to access the digital services of any organization using AirWatch’s EMM via GlobalSign’s digital certificate technology. In a statement, AirWatch SVP John Marshall explained that the implementation of GlobalSign’s technology into the AirWatch platform “offers our customers a simple yet powerful additional level of security and authentication,” adding that “AirWatch with GlobalSign’s Managed PKI allows enterprises to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive information and intellectual property from mobile devices without altering the convenient and productive end user experience employees enjoy from mobility.”
The GlobalSign integration can be seen as a continuation of VMware’s efforts to beef up the security of its AirWatch platform; in February of this year, for example, the company announced it would offer SDK support for Apple’s TouchID system, and also integrated EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology. As more organizations adopt BYOD policies going forward, VMware’s efforts to maintain a rich security ecosystem could have big payoffs in attracting more clients.