SOURCE: Zenprise, Inc.

Zenprise, Inc.

June 21, 2011 08:02 ET

Zenprise Outlines Strategy to Protect the Entire Mobile Enterprise

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) -

  • Strategy encompasses three tenants:
    • Provide comprehensive security -- from device, to application, to network
    • Enable true scalability -- from 100s of devices up through hundreds of thousands
    • Deliver always on architecture -- including 100 percent SLA

As the global mobile worker population approaches 1.2 billion in 2013 (according to IDC), and IT is grappling with how to secure and manage the billions of mobile devices used by these workers, Zenprise, Inc. is underscoring its strategy to meet this need by protecting the entire mobile enterprise. With the opportunity presented by the mobile enterprise comes intense hype and confusion over the best approach to ensure not only that devices are secure, but that the information and applications being accessed are safe from tampering and theft.

At the core of Zenprise's strategy is Zenprise Mobile Manager, which is the only enterprise mobile management and security solution with a demonstrated ability to scale to tens and even hundreds of thousands of devices -- table stakes in this next phase of market development beyond the pilot. Today, Zenprise is continuing to execute on this strategy by adding a cloud offering to its portfolio with Zencloud™, the industry's first cloud based mobile security and device management solution with 100 percent SLA.

"Basic level security, such as enforcing password protection or wiping a device clean if it is lost or stolen, is no longer sufficient for our customers. They need the security surrounding devices to be on par with the security of the overall network," said Jayaram Bhat, CEO of Zenprise. "We have expanded our mobile management solutions to encompass the protection of not only the devices themselves, but the applications running on them, as well as the networks they are accessing. And we've done this with global enterprise deployments in mind, not small pilot deployments, meaning we can protect and manage hundreds of thousands of devices and with a level of resiliency and redundancy not previously available."

It's not new news that IT is faced with an onslaught of requests to allow network and application access for personal devices -- the iPad is to thank for that. Almost as quickly as the iPad -- and now a whole slew of Android devices -- came on the scene, the number one and two top mobility challenges for IT have become data and network security and device manageability, according to IDC. CIO Magazine's 2011 State of the CIO survey underscored this issue is top of mind with senior IT executives, noting that the next generation workforce, ubiquitous data and the consumerization of IT are three of the top five trends driving change for IT.

Zenprise's strategy to protect the mobile enterprise is anchored by three tenets:

1. Protecting the device isn't enough. Zenprise's fully integrated platform is set apart by a Triple Defense approach which not only secures the device, but provides comprehensive security for applications and information residing on and accessed by that device, and the network on which it is communicating. It does this by providing a security solution that goes everywhere the data goes, securing every point in the enterprise's mobile environment.

2. If the server goes down, protection and management must continue. Zenprise has built in high availability and redundancy into its product because of the critical importance of mobile security. Products with no high availability can create huge exposure -- any server outages result in the entire enterprise compromised and exposed.

3. The mobile enterprise encompasses tens of thousands of devices, not tens or hundreds. With the challenge of heterogeneous mobile device management being relatively new, it's been common for enterprises to pilot solutions with 50-200 devices. However, true protection of the mobile enterprise will require the ability to secure and manage every device touching the network. Today, Zenprise's largest customer is protecting more than 65,000 devices, and future customers are looking at as many as five million devices.

Key to the success of Zenprise's strategy will be the expansion of its go-to-market strategy and the inking of significant partnerships that will expand the breadth and depth of its portfolio. With the overall goal to protect the mobile enterprise, Zenprise can be expected to continue to build the security it offers beyond the device through partnerships with top security vendors. It is also focused on managed and hosted services partners looking to create hosted offerings powered by Zenprise to complement existing services. These companies typically have millions of desktops under management.

Over the last few months Zenprise has been actively putting this strategy in place and setting itself up to capitalize on the massive opportunity to protect the mobile enterprise. As part of this effort, Zenprise has expanded its office space, opened new sales offices and made key executive hires to further accelerate the company's unprecedented growth.

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

Zenprise, provider of award winning mobile device management and security solutions, enables enterprises to confidently secure, manage and grow their mobile deployments as they mobilize their workforce. Zenprise protects the enterprise at more points against more threats than any other vendor in the market. Using Zenprise software, companies 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 Redwood City, 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

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Contact Information

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    Michele Moore
    Lois Paul & Partners for Zenprise in North America
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    Max Tatton-Brown
    EML Wildfire for Zenprise in the U.K.
    +44 208 408 8000