The AirWatch Content Management solution provides a suite of enterprise integration components designed to address the unique challenge of securing content on mobile devices. The available AirWatch Content Management components include Content Gateway, Remote File Storage (RFS), and Content Rendering Engine (CRE). Installation guides for these components are available from Accessing Other Documents.

AirWatch Content Gateway

The AirWatch Content Gateway, together with VMware Content Locker, lets your end users securely access content from an internal repository. This means that your users can remotely access their documentation, financial documents, board books, and more directly from content repositories or internal fileshares. As files are added or updated within your existing content repository, the changes will immediately be reflected in VMware Content Locker, and users will only be granted access to their approved files and folders based on the existing access control lists defined in your internal repository. Using the AirWatch Content Gateway with VMware Content Locker allows you to provide unmatched levels of access to your corporate content without sacrificing security.

Remote File Storage

Remote File Storage provides an on-premise storage alternative for Personal Content. Personal Content refers to a repository consisting of files uploaded and managed by end users. End users add files on their devices with AirWatch Content Locker, from any supported web browser with the Self-Service Portal, and from their personal computer with AirWatch Content Locker Sync. By default, this content stores in the AirWatch Database. For SaaS customers, that mean Personal Content stores in the cloud by default. In some use cases, storing certain types of content in the cloud poses a security risk. Use Remote File Storage (RFS) to store Personal Content in a dedicated on-premise location.

Content Rendering Engine

The Content Rendering Engine (CRE) integrates with Remote File Storage to secure shared Personal Content. When an end user shares Personal Content from the Self-Service Portal, CRE converts the shared content into a rendered image of the source file. These shared images eliminate the need to download shared content, and enforce read-only permissions.

CRE enforces read-only permissions for the file types listed below:

  • Word (doc, docx)
  • Power Point (ppt, pptx)
  • Excel (xls, xlsx)
  • BMP
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • Text