SALT LAKE CITY – June 20, 2012 – LANDesk Software, a
global leader in systems lifecycle management, endpoint security and IT
service management, today announced it has acquired Wavelink, a leading
provider of mission critical mobility management solutions. The
acquisition of Wavelink will further strengthen LANDesk management
solutions and enable the company to provide true end-to-end mobile
management. LANDesk will maintain the Wavelink brand and product lines.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
By 2013, more than a third of the world’s workforce will consist of mobile workers, potentially 1.2 billion people1.
As end users continue to bring their own mobile devices into the
workplace, managing and securing these devices to maximize user
productivity has become a critical concern for IT professionals.
Similarly, growth in the use of line-of-business (ruggedized) mobile
devices and the business critical nature of these devices is pushing
organizations to find new ways to ensure consistent and continuous
availability. IT departments are now responsible for managing and
securing the full range of the mobile enterprise. The acquisition of
Wavelink strategically positions LANDesk to provide IT administrators
with the true end-to-end enterprise mobility management they need in
today’s complex mobile computing environment.
For more than a decade, Wavelink has been an innovator in
mission-critical device management, wireless infrastructure management,
terminal emulation, voice enabling, and mobile application development
software. More than 15,000 companies with over seven million devices
across a broad spectrum of vertical markets rely on Wavelink to
accelerate application delivery, reduce device management and support
costs, and tighten network security.
“I am excited about the vast expertise and understanding of the
mobile market that the talented employees, customers and partners of
Wavelink will bring to LANDesk Software,” said Steve Daly, CEO, LANDesk
Software. “Together, we will redefine mobility management and provide
the market with unrivaled end-to-end mobile management solutions. From
the boardroom to the back office, we will enable mobility for people
with a job to do.”
This acquisition is the second for LANDesk in 2012 and further
strengthens LANDesk’s position as a market leader in IT end-user
management. Both LANDesk and Wavelink customers and partners will
benefit from the acquisition, which will allow extended reach across all
mobile devices – from smartphones to line-of-business mobile devices,
as well as complete mobile application management solutions. LANDesk and
Wavelink will continue to deliver highly differentiated solutions based
on unique business needs across vertical markets and individual
1IDC, Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2009–2013 Forecast
About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software is the industry’s leading provider of IT end user management, including systems lifecycle management, endpoint security, enterprise mobility and IT service management
solutions. LANDesk provides an adaptive IT delivery model to help IT
organizations increase end-user productivity. LANDesk is headquartered
in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe
and Asia Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com and www.wavelink.com. LANDesk Software is a portfolio company of private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC.
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