Review a high-level explanation of Workspace ONE with descriptions of its integrated systems and the use cases it currently supports.

VMware Workspace™ ONE™ deploys and manages resources to a single digital workspace on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows 10 devices. Services are built on the integration of VMware Workspace ONE™ UEM (Unified Endpoint Management), VMware Identity Manager™, and VMware Horizon®.

Scope of This Documentation

The Workspace ONE platform offers many capabilities. However, this depth has lent to the creation of content not only on technical documentation sites, but also on technical marketing sites, and on internal and external professional support sites.

This overview and reference documentation is an effort to consolidate content and to capture the knowledge sourced in the field. It lists the documentation available to install the platform and to configure capabilities. It also offers resources found on technical marketing sites and professional support sites.

Workspace ONE Component Description

Workspace ONE is a set of integrated systems that includes Workspace ONE UEM (unified end-point management), VMware Identity Manager, and VMware Horizon.

  • VMware Identity Manager services provide the identity-related components, including authentication for users who use single sign-on to access their resources. You create a set of policies that relate to networking and authentication to control access to these resources.

  • Workspace ONE UEM services, formerly AirWatch, provide device enrollment, application distribution, and compliance checking tools to ensure that remote access devices meet corporate security standards. Users from enrolled devices can log in to their enabled applications securely without entering multiple passwords.

  • VMware Horizon services provide remote desktops and applications in the data center, and deliver these desktops and applications to employees as managed services. End users gain a familiar, personalized environment that they can access from any number of devices anywhere throughout the enterprise or from home. Administrators gain centralized control, efficiency, and security by having desktop data in the data center.

Supported Use Cases

Workspace ONE offers solutions for the listed use cases.

  • App Access and Management - Simplifies app access and management with a unified app catalog, deployment of virtual resources, and mobile SSO.

  • Unified Endpoint Management - Unifies endpoint management by managing all devices, including modern management of Windows 10, regardless of ownership mode and still maintaining employee privacy.

  • Identity Integration - Enables identity integration, offering conditional access through various methods including certificate-based authentication, VMware Tunnel, identity provider integration, VMware Identity Manager, and access and compliance policies.

  • Enterprise Productivity - Enables enterprise productivity by integrating with native email, offering productivity apps like Workspace ONE Boxer, Workspace ONE Web, and Workspace ONE Content, and offering SDKs, all built on the Workspace ONE framework.

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