LANDesk Acquires AppSense Adding Endpoint Security

By CIOReview | Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: One of the oldest Enterprise Management software providers, LANDesk announced that it has made an agreement to acquire the leading provider of secure user environment management solution, AppSense, making the seventh acquisition in five years. The acquisition advances the companies lead in Unified Endpoint Management by extending capabilities to include both physical and virtual devices eliminating the need for different tools and processes. The acquisition of AppSense also conveys advanced endpoint protection capabilities to the LANDESK portfolio. Terms of the deal that are subjected to regulatory approval weren't disclosed by the company.

The AppSense user virtualization technology helps IT in securing and simplifying control of physical, virtual and cloud-delivered desktops and the user environment management solutions improve the overall user experience, security and management of endpoints under one solution. With additional layers of security to complement a defense-in-depth approach, AppSense also delivers an enhanced endpoint security approach to protect against today’s threats. AppSense products have been focused on on-demand personalization and profile management across physical, virtual and cloud endpoints, with strong endpoint security offerings for application control, privilege management and, more recently, secure data access.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, LANDESK is the global authority on user-centered IT. LANDESK offers organizations balance rapidly-evolving user requirements with the need to secure critical assets and data by integrating and automating IT tasks.

Based out of Sunnyvale, CA, AppSense offers user virtualization technology.Since the establishment of AppSense in 1999, the company has gained a strong customer base in healthcare, banking, and finance, where VDI is strong and compliance is critical. AppSense counts eight of the top ten healthcare companies as customers, as well as 16 of the top 20 global banks.