Telecom Lead America: AppSense, a provider of user
virtualization technology has announced the intent to acquire RAPsphere, a mobile
IT company developing mobile information management solutions.
The acquisition is expected to close within the quarter.
This will be the first acquisition made by AppSense and will expand the
application of user virtualization across the mobile enterprise.
There is a critical need to protect corporate
applications and data on employee-owned devices. Our business is based on
helping our customers build productive enterprise environments. RAPsphere will
be an important and strategic acquisition that enables us to advance our user
virtualization solutions. We are excited to welcome this team of mobile IT
experts into the AppSense family,” said Darron Antill, CEO of AppSense.
RAPsphere’s solutions enable CIOs to contend with BYOD in
the enterprise and the critical need to protect corporate applications and
data on mobile devices. The acquisition will advance efforts to further
establish greater controls and IT management of enterprise users.
RAPsphere, a CA based start-up, was co-founded by Ravi
Khatod, Ajay Arora and Prakash Linga. RAPsphere delivers on the AppSense vision
to enable Enterprise Consumerization through people-centric computing.
Upon the closing of the acquistion, all employees
will join the company and continue the development of mobile technology that
will be part of the AppSense user virtualization portfolio.
Our vision for supporting productive mobile
enterprises aligns perfectly with the proven AppSense user virtualization
approach. We look forward to evolving the AppSense story and helping IT
organizations transition from fearing BYOD to embracing it as a
force-multiplier for mobile workforces,” said Ravi Khatod, CEO of RAPsphere.
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