AirWatch vs Apperian

Last updated: January 11, 2017

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AirWatch
AirWatch Mobile Device Management enables businesses to address challenges associated with mobility by providing a simplified, efficient way to view and manage all devices from the central admin console. Our solution enables you to enroll devices in your enterprise environment quickly, configure and update device settings over-the-air, and secure mobile devices. With AirWatch, you can manage a diverse fleet of Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows PC/RT and Windows Phone devices from a single management console.
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Apperian
The only enterprise-grade security and management solution for mobile apps and data that works with or without device management.
AirWatch vs Apperian in our news:

2017. Arxan Technologies acquired mobile app management startup Apperian



Arxan Technologies, the provider of application attack prevention and self-protection solutions, announced its acquisition of Apperian, the mobile application management company. The acquisition will establish Arxan as the industry’s leading provider of application security and management for mobile and IoT applications. Apperian was founded in 2009 and became one of the mobility industry’s leading platforms for securely distributing enterprise mobile apps. Its platform has enabled more than 2.5 million enterprise app installations and earned 12 granted and pending patents. Apperian has seen its contracted user base grow by more than 180 percent in the last 24 months. Apperian will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Arxan and will be led by long-time Apperian executive, Mark Lorion.


2015. VMware acquired Boxer email app to fold it into AirWatch enterprise mobile solution



VMware (that will be soon part of Dell) announced plans to purchase email management app Boxer. The company will fold Boxer into AirWatch, the enterprise mobility management company it purchased 2014 for $1.5 billion. The idea behind that purchase was to provide security when employees are working on mobile devices outside of the office. Boxer takes that mission a step further by giving companies an email management solution that integrates well with other cloud applications like Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Salesforce and Outlook, among others. It is taking AirWatch from the realm of simply managing mobility to actually providing one of its own applications, and a popular one at that.


2015. Mobile applications management provider Apperian raised $12M



Apperian, a mobile applications management (MAM) provider announced a $12 million round. Mobile Applications Management is a term for provisioning software developed in-house. You could call it a private app store. While Apperian tends to compete with Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors like AirWatch (which was sold to VMware) and Good Technology, which was sold to BlackBerry just last week, the company differentiates itself from these vendors by allowing customers to deploy outside of an MDM system. The company believes this gives them a leg up with customers that want to deploy custom apps to partners, consultants and other non-employees who would likely be reluctant to let these companies have access to their phones.