Quick Take: VMware Acquires AirWatch To Re-Energize Its Mobile Security Strategy
January 23, 2014
Why Read This Brief
On January 22, 2014, VMware announced its plans to acquire the company AirWatch for approximately $1.5 billion in cash, installments, and assumed equity. This major transaction comes on the heels of the IBM acquisition of Fiberlink Communications, underscoring the capital market buzz that is currently present in the mobile security space. In this report, we provide our analysis of what the acquisition means for VMware, security and risk (S&R) professionals considering VMware or AirWatch solutions, competitors, and the trajectory of the market itself.
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