"With this acquisition VMware will add a foundational element to our end-user computing portfolio that will enable our customers to turbo-charge their mobile workforce without compromising security," said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware.
Privately held and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, AirWatch is a provider of enterprise solutions for Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management. AirWatch's solutions give enterprises a platform to securely manage mobile devices. The Atlanta site is expected to expand and be the center of VMware's mobile operations.
The acquisition has been approved by the boards of directors of both VMware and AirWatch and the acquisition is expected to close during late Q1 2014.