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VMware announced the future of Business Mobility but what's actually included?

VMware Identity Manager -- User-Centric Identity for the Mobile-Cloud Era

Meeting Rising Employee and Business Expectations

More than ever, enterprises are dealing with two fundamental pain points -- providing secure identity and access to an increasingly mobile workforce, and managing the growing diversity of applications, data and devices. These trends are breaking traditional IT; causing network
access security controls designed for the Client-Server Era, to no longer meet needs of the Mobile-Cloud Era. With IT having little to no control over an employee's choice of endpoint operating systems, the need to manage employee identity is a foundational element for enabling
Business Mobility.

  • For Employees, this means having a unified experience across all of their devices, while having ubiquitous access all of their applications, content and services.
  • For Businesses (and lines of business), this means having an environment that can do much more than just enhance individual productivity.
  • And for IT Organizations, this means that the requirements for security, management and networking are changing. Identity and device management must now come together.


VMware Identity Manager™ delivers the industry's first Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) offering integrated with a leading, enterprise-class mobility management and security solution. VMware Identity Manager enables enterprise identity management that meets consumer-grade expectations with secure, one-touch access to web, mobile and Windows applications. Offered as a cloud service or as an on-premises solution, VMware Identity Manager enables organizations to empower employees to become productive quickly with a self-service application store, which provides a delightful end-user experience. IT gains a central place to manage end-user provisioning, access and compliance, with enterprise-class directory integration, identity federation and user analytics.


Purpose-built for scale and the Mobile-Cloud Era, VMware Identity Manager will also be used by other VMware solutions and services -- from VMware vCloud® Air™ to VMware vRealize™ Air -- to provide seamless single sign-on for administrators to easily work across various management interfaces.

Key features and capabilities of VMware Identity Manager include:

  • One-Touch Single Sign-On from any device to web, mobile and Windows applications without modification or app wrapping to help streamline access.
  • Unique Adaptive Access is delivered by a tight integration between VMware Identity Manager and AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™.
    This integration provides an additional factor of authentication from
    enrolled devices that is both stronger and easier to use than passwords,
    while also maintaining conditional access policies between managed and
    unmanaged devices.
  • A Customizable and Context Aware HTML5 Application Portal empowers employees with a simple on-boarding experience, automated app provisioning, and more secure application access across any device.
  • Enterprise-Class Infrastructure that is reliable and more secure, running in the cloud or on-premises, and federates existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory infrastructures to
    centralize end-user management.

VMware Identity Manager is available immediately as part of the AirWatch by VMware Blue and Yellow Management bundles, with pricing starting at $150 per end-user, per year. Contact All Solutions today for a detailed assessment and consulting offer.