Citrix Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire MDM Leader Zenprise

  Citrix Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire MDM Leader Zenprise

  Addition of MDM Enables Citrix to offer the Industry’s Most Comprehensive
           Product Line for Managing Mobile Devices, Apps and Data

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 05, 2012

Citrix today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
Zenprise®, a leading innovator in mobile device management (MDM). Following
the close of the acquisition, Citrix intends to integrate the Zenprise
solution for mobile device management, with its Citrix CloudGateway™ and
Me@Work™ solutions for managing mobile apps and data. This powerful
combination will give Citrix the first solution in the industry for managing
mobile devices, apps and data from a single, integrated enterprise mobility
product line. This comprehensive approach can transform any organization into
a truly mobile enterprise with the security and control IT requires, the ease
of use and flexibility users desire, and the productivity business demands.
Subject to closing conditions including regulatory approval, Citrix
anticipates closing on the acquisition during the first quarter of 2013. The
terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The Best of BYO – Now with Security and Control

Today’s users want the freedom to use any device they choose, and access to
any app they need. A majority of CIOs have or will have a BYO policy for
smartphones and tablets in the next 12 months^1. Most companies, however, are
still concerned with mobile device and app security. In a world where users
can easily lose or leak sensitive corporate data through device loss or
insecure cloud-based data services, the need for mobile governance and
security is paramount. This presents IT with the twin challenges of giving
users the choice and freedom they want, while maintaining control over
corporate apps and data.

While there are many point products on the market today that address some of
these issues, none of them solve the full problem. As a result, organizations
are forced to deploy a mix of products from multiple vendors, often resulting
in complicated deployments, expensive overhead, and a poor user experience.
What is needed is a single, integrated enterprise mobility product line from a
trusted vendor that combines all the power of MDM, with the ability to manage
mobile apps and data across any mix of user devices. This is exactly what
Citrix and Zenprise intend to deliver as a result of this acquisition.

Delivering a Comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Solution

Over the past year, Citrix has rapidly expanded its mobile capabilities with
CloudGateway - offering a single control point to manage and securely deliver
native mobile apps, as well as Windows, Web and SaaS apps to any corporate or
personal device. In October, Citrix went a step further with its announcement
of Citrix Me@Work, a complete mobile app family built for business that
includes Citrix ShareFile™ for secure mobile data access, Citrix GoToMeeting®
for easy, integrated mobile collaboration, Podio™ for social team
collaboration, as well as new Citrix @WorkMail™ and @WorkWeb™ apps for secure
mobile email and web access. When MDM is combined with these mobile app and
data solutions, Citrix will become the first company to offer a mobile device,
app and data management in a single, integrated enterprise mobility product


Sumit Dhawan, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Solutions at Citrix

“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.”

Dr. Waheed Qureshi, Chairman and CTO, Zenprise

“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.”

Amit Pandey, President and CEO, Zenprise

“Unlike most mobile device management vendors that just manage devices,
Zenprise is focused on next-generation MDM. This means making mobile apps
“business-ready” and keeping mobile content secure, while harmonizing IT needs
and the user experience. Zenprise has made it easy for businesses to put
mobile to work and our software is a great complement to the Citrix mobility

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¹”Assess Your Mobile Engagement Maturity,” Forrester Research, Inc., November
12, 2012


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