[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Citrix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zenprise, a  company that offers mobile device management (MDM) solutions. Following the close of the acquisition, Citrix intends to integrate the Zenprise solution for mobile device management, with its Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work solutions for managing mobile apps and data.

Sumit Dhawan (Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Solutions, Citrix): Consumerization and BYO have given rise to very difficult challenges for businesses in enabling a productive, mobile workforce while still maintaining tight controls over company information.

Subject to closing conditions including regulatory approval, Citrix anticipates closing on the acquisition during the first quarter of 2013. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.