US: AirWatch has recently revealed that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Field Security Operations (FSO) has released the AirWatch MDM Software 6.5 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) Version 1 for immediate use. The certification validates that AirWatch, one of only two STIG-approved mobile device management (MDM) providers, meets the security restrictions required for installment on Department of Defense (DoD) networks. STIG-approval demonstrates that AirWatch provides government customers with solutions that follow mobile code risk categories and usage guides. These standards confirm that AirWatch implementation is consistent with DoD cybersecurity policies, standards, architectures, security controls and validation procedures.
STIG approval from the DISA FSO enables government organisations running on DoD networks to leverage our comprehensive platform with military-grade security for their next generation of mobile initiatives, according to John Marshall, Senior Vice president and General Manager, AirWatch by VMware. “With the approval of our STIG, DoD agencies have clear documentation to implement a broader selection of mobile devices and management software,” added Marshall.
Source: Air Watch