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January 07, 2013

Citrix Acquires Zenprise, Integrates its Cloud Gateway, Me@Work Platforms

Citrix has completed the acquisition of Zenprise (News - Alert), a specialist in mobile device management (MDM). Citrix inked a definitive agreement last month to acquire Zenprise to help it fold the Zenprise software into its own Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work packages.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The new acquisition will reportedly help customers manage mobile devices, applications and data with a single package of software. Zenprise's mobile device management (MDM) software is an ideal resource for system administrators to secure and manage the software and data on employees' mobile devices.

Citrix’s own CloudGateway assumes the ability to access applications across a wide variety of platforms, including mobile devices. Me@Work is a collection of applications for sharing files, running virtual meetings and securing e-mail.

Sumit Dhawan, vice president and GM, Mobile Solutions at Citrix, said, “Consumerization and BYO have given rise to very difficult challenges for businesses in enabling a productive, mobile workforce while still maintaining tight controls over company information. Zenprise was a clear choice for Citrix, with its leading MDM product, an experienced team, a history of innovation, and a footprint on more than one million devices. With a complete Citrix enterprise mobility solution, customers have all the necessary pieces to manage and secure mobile apps, content and devices.”

Amit Pandey, former Zenprise president and CEO, will manage the new Mobile Platforms product group at Citrix.

Citrix will continue to fully support and serve the Zenprise global customer base.

Dr. Waheed Qureshi, Chairman and CTO, Zenprise added, “This combination not only brings together incredibly complementary products, but a shared culture of innovation. Citrix and Zenprise have each proven their ability to deliver leading offerings in a fast-paced market. Together, we will accelerate our ability to anticipate and exceed our customers’ expectations for world-class enterprise mobility solutions.”

Founded in 2003, Zenprise is located in Redwood City, California. The company’s software and services are used in a variety of industries, including many customers in the fields of defense, financial services, healthcare, energy, law, telecommunications, retail, entertainment and government.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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