Matrix42 remains a strategic AirWatch Partner following VMware acquisition of AirWatch

Management discussions are underway between AirWatch and Matrix42, Europe’s biggest AirWatch partner

Matrix42, a top provider of software for workspace management today commented that following the acquisition of AirWatch by VMware (NYSE: VMW), announced on 22 January 2014, its partnership with AirWatch will continue. Matrix42 is one of the 3 most important AirWatch partners worldwide and there will be no immediate changes that impact customers and partners. Management level discussions are ongoing between the two companies. US-based virtualization software specialist VMware is acquiring enterprise mobility and security specialist AirWatch for approximately US$1.54 billion. Matrix42 CEO Jochen Jaser comments, “We congratulate the AirWatch team on becoming part of VMware. AirWatch will continue to be an important strategic alliance for Matrix42 in the mobile area after the acquisition. AirWatch and Matrix42 have been working successfully on realizing the vision of intelligent and always-available workspaces, accessible via any device, for the last 3 years. We will continue to leverage this successful cooperation following the acquisition. Matrix42 is the most important AirWatch partner in Europe by revenue, and one of the three largest partners worldwide. Our customers and partners will continue to benefit from the technology partnership between AirWatch and Matrix42, and the powerful Matrix42 mobile solution that it has created. Our joint customers can be certain that they will be able to access and purchase these solutions and the relevant support services in the future.”More than 350 active joint-customersAirWatch is a strategic partner for Matrix42 in terms of its own mobile workspace management, ITSM and compliance-integration software products. The technology partnership contracts agreed with AirWatch guarantee that Matrix42 customers – including more than 350 on-premise and cloud customers – will be able to access solutions and support in the future.“We are delighted that VMware has recognized and wants to leverage the potential of AirWatch technology. VMware wants to grow AirWatch into a center for the development of new mobile solutions. As an AirWatch technology partner, we are especially pleased because this will open up new opportunities and possibilities for Matrix42 to support the flexible working styles of our customers even more effectively. We are looking forward to every new development and will continue to work with AirWatch and VMware as an active and engaged partner,” adds Oliver Bendig, VP of Product Management at Matrix42.