Citrix Jumps into MDM with Zenprise Acquisition
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Citrix is acquiring Mobile Device Management vendor Zenprise. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been publicly disclosed.
The two companies have a shared vision to enable people to work and play from anywhere. Amit Pandey, CEO of Zenprise, said during that the call that it is clear that the BYOD trend is here to stay for mobile.
"There is an onslaught of devices in the enterprise today and most of these devices are untrusted," Pandey said. "We've always had the sense that devices are just the beginning and really it is about putting mobile to work."
Pandey noted that his company was already starting to move into application management. Now Citrix is bringing all the missing pieces to the table. The challenge with mobile app management is about the vast array of options that users have from an operating system perspective. Pandey said that it's no longer a Windows-only application world – there are now applications on multiple mobile operating systems.