*This post originally appeared on the AppSense blog prior to the rebrand in January 2017, when AppSense, LANDESK, Shavlik, Wavelink, and HEAT Software merged under the new name Ivanti.

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Today marks a new era for user-centered IT. With the announcement that LANDESK has signed a definitive agreement to acquire AppSense, enterprise customers will now have access to a complete endpoint management strategy that crosses physical and virtual environments from a single vendor.

This key milestone comes at a time when enterprises are seeking the simplification of their desktop management infrastructure while enabling greater endpoint protection. Together, the LANDESK and AppSense portfolio will deliver broad device management which includes VDI, user profile management and mobile content management. It’s the complete endpoint strategy customers need across both physical and virtual environments while extending advanced endpoint protection capabilities.

This is a strategic move for LANDESK and AppSense for a number of reasons:

  • Technical Alignment - The companies have very strong technical alignment with a user-centered approach. This common technology vision has resulted in a very complimentary solution portfolio that is aligned to comprehensively secure and manage IT environments with focus on users-first. The resulting product portfolio significantly advances LANDESK’s lead in Unified Endpoint Management.
  • Endpoint Protection Expansion – The acquisition of AppSense expands LANDESK’s operational security capabilities with new technology for securing and simplifying workspace management at scale across physical, virtual and cloud delivered desktops. Together, offerings from both companies combine to support four proactive security strategies that, when implemented, can mitigate up to 85 percent of all targeted threats.
  • Cultural Fit – LANDESK and AppSense have a uniquely strong cultural fit. Both companies care deeply about the end user experience and empowering IT to balance rapidly evolving user requirements with the need to secure and manage critical assets and data.

We are excited about this new milestone and the growth opportunities ahead for our newly combined company. Together, we seek to make users happy, make IT more strategic and business more productive.

For more information, you can view the LANDESK press release.