AirWatch Extends Leadership Team in Asia Pacific with Multiple Strategic Hires

— EMM leader appoints regional directors for ASEAN, China and Japan

SINGAPORE, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AirWatch® by VMware, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, expanded its Asia Pacific presence with multiple strategic hires, including the appointment of Edwin Lee as director for ASEAN, Johnson Xu as director for Greater China, and James Shin as director for Japan and Korea.

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AirWatch continues to provide the world’s largest multinational organizations with the secure mobile solutions needed to embrace the rapid evolvement of mobility in the Asia Pacific region. Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing regions adopting enterprise mobility solutions for AirWatch. To take advantage of this growing mobile needs of customers in the region, AirWatch opened its first office in the region in Singapore last year and appointed Jeff Baum as managing director for APAC. In addition to this momentum, the AirWatch EMM platform is also now available to the VMware Partner Network (VPN).

"We are pleased to welcome the new hires and are confident that their depth of experience in the region will help accelerate our growth in the Asia-Pacific market," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch by VMware. "We feel our growth in Asia Pacific is a direct testament of our global leadership in the EMM market and unique ability to meet customer requirements for enterprise mobility deployments."

Edwin Lee will lead operations for ASEAN and brings more than 11 years of experience to AirWatch. Lee began his career in technology with management and director positions at BlackBerry, MobileIron and SAP. As director for Greater China, Johnson Xu will oversee accelerating customer adoption in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Xu brings more than 22 years of experience with director and management positions at companies including RIM China and IBM China. James Shin leading operations in Japan and Korea will oversee all business for newly launched operations in the Japan market. Prior to joining AirWatch, Shin held strategic positions at SAP for Global Mobility Solutions Group and focused on the expansion of Managed Mobility Sales and Mobility OEM for North Asia.

"We are confident that adding mobile veterans like Edwin, Johnson and James will drive our presence, cultivate key customer and partner relationships and scale operations in the region," said Jeff Baum, vice president and managing director – APAC, AirWatch by VMware. "Asia Pacific is an important mobility hub, and our growth in the region is a response to the large demand for scalable enterprise mobility management and security solutions. VMware’s established operations and channels provide an advantage for our expansion plans as well."

The AirWatch EMM platform for Asia Pacific includes localized sales and support with multilingual AirWatch solutions in Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese for all aspects of the user and administrative experience, including the administrative console, AirWatch agent, enrollment process, applications and app catalogues, self-service portal, AirWatch Browser and AirWatch Secure Content Locker®. Additionally, AirWatch demonstrates continued commitment to the region with data centers located in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

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About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 14,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of business deployments, and containerized solutions for bring your own device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding expectations for fast growth in the adoption of AirWatch mobility solutions in Asia Pacific, growing mobile needs of customers and AirWatch’s ability to accelerate growth in the region. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to (i) changes to business information technology strategies; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into enterprise, cloud and mobility computing markets, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as software-defined data centers and cloud computing; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and enterprise computing; (viii) changes to product development timelines; (ix) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (x) changes and new developments to regulatory requirements; and (xi VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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