AirWatch Updates Content Locker for Mobility Management Platform

Secure Content Locker can be deployed as a standalone solution or as part of the integrated AirWatch enterprise mobility platform.

Mobile security and enterprise mobile management (EMM) provider AirWatch announced the latest version of its Secure Content Locker (SCL), which combines security features and storage options with collaboration, sharing and event-logging capabilities.

The updates to Secure Content Locker are designed to improve security, data loss prevention (DLP) and the functionality businesses require with the ability to deploy on-premise, in the cloud or use a hybrid approach to protect content with FIPS-140-2 validated AES-256 bit encryption, and manage telecom cost through content syncing controls for cellular and WiFi. Pricing is available online with subscriptions starting at $4 per month, according to a company statement.

Secure Content Locker can be deployed as a standalone solution or as part of the integrated AirWatch enterprise mobility platform. Corporate and personal content can be stored on-premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid solution. Using the AirWatch software development kit (SDK), application developers can use features and capabilities of SCL to enhance security and augment the user experience.

"EMM is rapidly evolving to address the expanding mobility needs of both users and IT," Chris Hazelton, research director of mobile and wireless at IT analytics firm 451 Research, said in a statement. "With the proliferation of mobile apps in the enterprise, IT must control the use and distribution of corporate data. This content needs to be secured as it moves from email to a mobile app, and increasingly between mobile applications. As users create and edit content on mobile devices, IT will look to EMM to ensure this content remains secure–but accessible–anytime, anywhere."

Other features include the ability to enforce DLP with sharing, copy-and-paste controls, allow easier document control through desktop syncing of personal content, and encrypt email attachments. The company currently counts among its customers Delta, Lowe’s, United Airlines, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Skanska, PepsiCo, Henry Ford Health System, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Best Buy, and Abbott Laboratories.

"Our comprehensive enterprise mobility management platform allows customers to secure all corporate content on mobile devices, while providing the tools employees need for easy collaboration and information sharing," John Marshall, president and CEO of AirWatch, said in a statement. "While other solutions force enterprises to shift sensitive content and data to the cloud, AirWatch offers a flexible, hybrid approach to secure and distribute content from behind the firewall, in a third-party cloud or the AirWatch cloud."

In May, the company announced a $25 million investment by venture capital and growth equity firm Accel Partners. AirWatch said the funding would help the company accelerate global growth, scale their research and development team and support the innovation and adoption of SCL.