The Next Horizon of the MobileIron Journey
*This post originally appeared on the MobileIron blog prior to the acquisition in December 2020, when MobileIron became part of Ivanti.
Today is a historic day for MobileIron and I’m excited to share the news with you. Today we announced that MobileIron has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ivanti, a leading provider of enterprise-grade intelligent IT management and security software solutions. Additionally, Ivanti has also entered into an agreement to acquire Pulse Secure, a leading provider of secure access solutions for people, devices, things and services. This combination brings together three highly complementary businesses to create a powerful market leader in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), Zero Trust Security, and Enterprise Service Management (ESM) – and the only company on the market that provides end-to-end coverage.
Over the past few months, we’ve taken meaningful actions to strengthen the foundation of our business and position MobileIron for sustainable, long-term growth in the current environment. We’ve continued to innovate to meet our customers’ and communities’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has completely altered how enterprises operate. Thanks to our team’s strong focus and execution, we’ve made great progress and have positioned the company well for the future. The value we provide to our enterprise customers is more important than ever before, and our zero trust security solutions are uniquely positioned to meet the security challenges of today’s increasingly remote world. This, along with our talented team and customer-centric culture, were some of the main reasons why Ivanti was attracted to MobileIron.
A Trio that is Better Together
I personally am very excited about joining forces with Ivanti and Pulse Secure. Together, we will have enhanced resources, a stronger operating model, and greater financial flexibility to deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions to help our global customers secure their digital workplaces in the new “work from everywhere” world. From a strategic perspective, this transaction enables us to combine MobileIron, Pulse Secure, and Ivanti’s complementary offerings and capabilities to create expanded reach and scale, while maintaining the innovation and customer-focused execution that is core to our value proposition.
The addition of MobileIron and Pulse Secure to Ivanti’s product portfolio will further strengthen its core product offerings, extending their solutions to every device in the enterprise. Together, we will enable companies to discover, manage, secure, and service every endpoint in the Everywhere Enterprise, in which employees, IT infrastructures and customers are everywhere — and mobile devices provide access to everything. Our mission hasn’t changed, and together, we will continue to build solutions that help enable and secure workers in the Everywhere Enterprise.
Ivanti’s current portfolio leverages AI and machine learning to empower organizations to self‑heal and self‑secure devices and provide self‑service automation bots for remote workers. By acquiring MobileIron and Pulse Secure, Ivanti is delivering on its vision to enable the self-healing autonomous edge with adaptive security and contextualized, personalized experiences for remote workers, on any device they use. Together, we are committed to helping our customers adjust to the new normal and prepare for the future of work by seamlessly securing their digital workplaces, all while enhancing employee productivity.
The transaction is expected to be completed late in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to approval by MobileIron stockholders and the satisfaction of regulatory and customary closing conditions. Until then, MobileIron will continue to operate as an independent company and we remain focused on providing outstanding customer service and delivering excellent execution of services.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and the entire management team, I want to thank all our customers for their support and all our employees for their continued hard work during these challenging times. We truly would not be the company we are today if it wasn’t for their ongoing dedication to MobileIron. The strong foundation we have built provides a great platform for the success and growth in the future with this combination.
To learn more, please check out the press release here.
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This communication does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval in connection with the proposed acquisition of MobileIron, Inc. (“MobileIron”) by Ivanti, Inc. (the “Merger”). In connection with the proposed Merger, MobileIron will file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which MobileIron will furnish with any other relevant documents to its stockholders in connection with the Special Meeting of the Stockholders to vote on the Merger. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, WE URGE STOCKHOLDERS TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MOBILEIRON AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. The proposals for the merger will be made solely through the proxy statement. In addition, a copy of the proxy statement (when it becomes available) may be obtained free of charge from Investor Relations Department at MobileIron, Inc., 490 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043. Security holders also will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of the proxy statement and any other documents filed by MobileIron with the SEC in connection with the proposed Merger at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, and at the companies’ website at www.mobileiron.com.
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