VMware Releases UEM For Google’s Chrome OS

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 08/22/2017
Chrome OS

Less than a week before its annual VMWorld event in Las Vegas, VMware announced the release of its Workspace ONE, a unified endpoint management solution specifically designed for Google’s Chrome devices.

While the new product is Chrome focused, IT administrators will still be able to manage other endpoints within the Workspace ONE dashboard thanks to VMware’s Airwatch unified endpoint management functionality.

“Partnering with one of the leading UEM providers shows Google’s commitment to bring Chrome OS to the enterprise,” said Enterprise Mobility Program Director of IDC, Phil Hochmouth, in a statement. “Simplifying the deployment and management of Chrome devices will only further incentivize IT leaders to allow end users choose Chrome for their work needs.”

As previously reported by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, mobile security would be a major focal point at VMworld, taking place from Aug. 27 to 31 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Much of the conversation at the mega event is being driven by new mandates and compliance, both in the United States as well as around the globe. One session, titled “Data Privacy, the GDPR, and the Globalization of Compliance” is set to dive deep on the obstacles in creating a secure IT environment and cloud when managing the regulations of GDPR, HIPAA, and other compliance issues.

“Our collaboration with VMware will help us deliver a seamless deployment and management experience, making Chrome devices available across more teams,” said Rajen Sheth, senior director of product management for Chrome OS, in a statement. “Our business customers are focused on three things – speed, simplicity, and security – and the new Workspace ONE support will provide Chrome users with the flexibility organizations are looking for to offer employees choice and access to the cloud.”

Thanks to prior versions of the partnership, IT will also be able to provide employees with access to all enterprise applications, including cloud, web, native Android, and virtual Windows, from a single app catalog to deliver a consistent experience to employees anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

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Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt