Zenprise, Inc., a provider of enterprise mobile management and security software, today said that it has secured a $30 million round of financing led by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners.
The cash injection will be used to support Zenprise’s growth and accelerate its product development, sales and marketing efforts, the company said.
“This year has been one of tremendous growth for Zenprise, driven by companies seeking to balance Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies with mobile device, application and data security,” said Jayaram Bhat, CEO of Zenprise. “We look forward to expanding our product capabilities, marketing and sales while helping our customers everywhere confidently deploy and leverage mobile computing infrastructures, applications and data.”
Zenprise provides mobile device management solutions for enterprises, including Zenprise MobileManager™ for on-site deployments and Zencloud™ for cloud-based deployments. The solutions offer security and advanced mobile device management across the mobile platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile.
The company claims it has added a significant number of Fortune 100 companies to its customer customer base including two of the top three telecommunications companies, two of the top three computer hardware companies, two of the top three petroleum refining companies, and several more from various industries.
Along with the new funding, Zenprise also said that Asheem Chandna has joined the Zenprise board of directors. Asheem has been a partner at Greylock Partners since 2003 and is no stranger to the world of IT security companies. He previously served as VP of business development and product management at Check Point Software and his experience includes prior investments and board seats with: Aruba Networks, CipherTrust (Intel), Imperva, Palo Alto Networks, Port Authority (Websense), Securent (Cisco), Sourcefire, and several others.
“The invasion of smartphones and tablets into the enterprise has made secure mobile device management a top priority for IT organizations,” said Asheem Chandna, Partner at Greylock Partners. “We’re excited to partner with Zenprise to help build the leading company in this rapidly growing market.”
The company recently moved into a new 24,000-square-foot facility in Redwood City, California which serves as its U.S. headquarters. The company also recently opened a new European headquarter office in Paris, along with sales offices in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, Germany, the Netherlands and The United Kingdom.
Led by Greylock Partners, all of Zenprise’s existing investors also participated in the round.