LANDesk Software, founded in 1985 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah , provides systems management, security management, service management, asset management and process management solutions with a strong focus on the physical world.
AppSense, on the other side, is a niche player in the virtualization market, baked by a number of former Citrix employees, with many ups and downs, especially in the last few years.
On Monday LANDesk announced to have signed a definitive agreement to acquire AppSense with the goal to expand its portfolio of endpoint management solutions to virtualized endpoints.
This lack of overlap between the solutions offered by the two companies let presume a mutually beneficial outcome from this acquisition, even if fixing the rumoured “unhappy” state of AppSense will be an important challenge for its new owner.
Steve Daly, CEO of LANDESK commented the acquisition:
This acquisition is a great strategic fit for LANDESK. It will reinforce LANDESK’s position as the leader in Unified Endpoint Management and will strengthen our expertise in virtualisation. It will also expand our operational security capabilities. We are excited about the growth opportunities and look forward to delivering even more comprehensive endpoint management and security solutions to our customers.