SOURCE: Zenprise


November 30, 2010 03:05 ET

Leading International Trading Company Selects Zenprise to Manage, Monitor and Secure Smartphones Worldwide

Zenprise Provides Comprehensive Visibility Into Trafigura's Mission-Critical Mobile Ecosystem Across Network, Infrastructure, Device and Exchange Levels, Including Corporate- and Employee-Liable Devices

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) - Zenprise, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise mobile management and mobile device management software, today announced that Trafigura, one of the largest international commodities trading and logistics companies, has selected Zenprise's MobileManager platform to manage and secure their smartphone devices worldwide. As a result, Trafigura is able to manage both corporate- and employee-liable devices from a single dashboard, providing visibility across its entire mobile ecosystem at the device, carrier, infrastructure and Exchange levels. 

Zenprise's centralized enterprise mobile management platform gives Trafigura's IT department the control and visibility needed to proactively manage and secure the company's mobile devices, applications and corporate assets. Additionally, Zenprise enables Trafigura's mobile and remote workers to be productive from anywhere at any time. User self-help capabilities allow employees to activate their devices, reset passwords, check mailbox quota information and perform other common tasks on their own. 

Trafigura is currently using Zenprise's MobileManager software to manage its mobile devices throughout its 67 offices in 44 countries. This type of heterogeneous mobile environment is becoming increasingly common. A recent study from the Aberdeen Group found that the number of viable mobile platforms in the enterprise has more than doubled from three or four platforms a year ago to eight or nine as more employees bring personal devices into the workplace.

"With such a disparate workforce, mobility is paramount to making sure our employees stay connected, but it can be challenging, costly and time consuming to troubleshoot smartphone issues remotely without any real visibility into potential network, device and infrastructure issues," said the regional IT ServiceDesk manager, United Kingdom, Trafigura Ltd. "Zenprise enabled my team to remotely provision, audit, repair and secure devices and provide a faster, more effective helpdesk experience for our employees."

"Mobile management is paramount for global organizations like Trafigura which depend on enterprise mobility to drive their business forward," said Ahmed Datoo, vice president of marketing, Zenprise. "Smartphones have evolved into fully-capable computing devices that need to be managed and secured just like other network assets such as desktops and laptops. Zenprise helps our customers to gain control of their mobile ecosystem while keeping costs down and ensuring that employees stay connected and productive." 

Zenprise's extensive list of more than 400 global customers spans a cross-section of countries and vertical industries including: Comcast, Boeing Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Varian Medical Systems and Vodafone.

About Zenprise
Zenprise's award winning software automates all aspects of mobile management, from monitoring to troubleshooting, from expense management to device management, from security to compliance. Using Zenprise, customers can reduce their mobile TCO costs by over 25 percent, increase customer service levels by over 75 percent and ensure corporate compliance rates of 100 percent. Supported smartphone platforms include BlackBerry®, iPhone, Palm, Windows Mobile and Android devices. Founded in 2003, Zenprise is headquartered in Fremont, California and is privately held with funding from investors Bay Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and Shasta Ventures. Zenprise's executive and product teams bring enterprise software experience from companies such as Mercury, EDS, Zambeel, Bay Networks, and Loudcloud. For more information, go to

About Trafigura
Trafigura is the world's third largest independent oil trader and the second largest trader in the non-ferrous concentrates market. It has access to US$24 billion of credit facilities from the world's leading banks, and has more than US$1.5 billion invested in a variety of mining and logistics investments.

Trafigura is involved in every element of sourcing, storing and transporting crude oil, petroleum products, renewable energies, metals, metal ores and concentrates for industrial consumers. It handles over two million barrels of crude oil and oil products every day and over nine million tons of concentrates annually.

Trafigura employs more than 1,900 people in 67 offices in 44 countries around the world. Its principal corporate offices are in Amsterdam, London and Lucerne.

Founded in 1993, the company is owned by its founding shareholders and senior management. It has achieved substantial growth in the last five years, growing turnover from US$18 billion in 2004 to US$47 billion in 2009.

Contact Information