Default Airwatch encryption issue

So,

I have a Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2...

In order to read the corporate email on my phone I had to install airwatch..

When installing that, it requests me to encrypt my phone... it failed every time, so I decided to reset my phone and have a fresh version of my software. ..

After the reset, the first app I installed was airwatch and guess what? It failed again....

I was very disappointed and I installed the rest of my apps (phone is now rooted as well).

Is there any way I can "fool" this app to think the phone is encrypted? Or how can I encrypt my phone to "make airwatch happy"?

Thanks in advance for your help!!