SOURCE: Zenprise


April 15, 2011 12:52 ET

Zenprise Earns "Visionary" Placement in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management, Outperforming All Other Vendors in Completeness of Vision

Zenprise Leads Pack of 22 Vendors Based on Series of First-to-Market Mobile Management and Security Innovations, Usability, Support for Emerging Platforms and Strong Customer Base

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - Zenprise, a leading provider of mobile device management and security solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has recognized the company in the "Visionaries" quadrant of its first Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software report. Of the 22 vendors selected for the report, Zenprise achieved the highest ranking in Gartner's "completeness of vision" assessment. With its placement, Zenprise joins an elite group of successful companies that have achieved "visionary" status by Gartner in other Magic Quadrant reports, including Amazon (Cloud Provider) and Xerox (Enterprise Content Management).

According to the report, "Visionaries are able to demonstrate long-term strategies for MDM that point to the product and service approaches that will be most competitive in the future."i Technology providers were evaluated based on their completeness of vision, the ability to innovate, and meet customer needs as well as competitive forces. Additional criteria included the ability to execute and enable customers to be competitive, efficient and effective.

The report cited several features of Zenprise's MobileManager platform, including the product's strong user interface and functionality, comprehensive security features and ability to enable Web content and URL filtering on mobile devices. Zenprise also stood out among the competition based on its large installed customer base and ability to quarantine non-compliant devices based on policies, devices, operating system versions and compliance violations.

"As a visionary, we must demonstrate our ability to succeed in today's market -- plus, we have the added pressure of proving that we understand where the market is headed and how to evolve in order to meet customer needs in the future," said Jayaram Bhat, chief executive officer, Zenprise. "This recognition from Gartner validates our immediate and long-term market leadership, and we feel fortunate to be recognized in their premier MDM report."

Since its inception in 2003, Zenprise has been singularly focused on developing solutions that help organizations use mobility to attain a strategic and competitive advantage. The company has an unprecedented history of being first-to-market supporting myriad platforms as well as devices, including:

  • First to support emerging tablet platforms -- Zenprise was the first company to announce enterprise support for Apple's iPad (March 2010).
  • First to manage enterprise mobile applications -- Zenprise was the first company to announce a "build your own" enterprise application store for the Google Android operating system that simplifies the configuring, provisioning, security and support of Android smartphones and tablets.
  • Most comprehensive suite of mobile security capabilities -- Zenprise's MobileManager offers the first all-in-one solution that dynamically protects business-critical applications and data anywhere in the mobile environment.

Zenprise develops and markets mobile management and security software that empowers companies to manage and secure their mobile infrastructure and transform enterprise mobility into a competitive business advantage. Its MobileManager platform offers a robust set of security and management capabilities to give enterprises the tools necessary to meet today's evolving security threats and management challenges.

The company's extensive list of more than 450 global customers spans a cross-section of countries and vertical industries including: Comcast, Boeing Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP and Varian Medical Systems.

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

i Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software," (ID Number: G00211101) authored by Phillip Redman, John Girard and Leif-Olof Wallin. Published April 13, 2011.

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