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Matrix42 acquires Enterprise Mobility Management vendor Silverback


Matrix42 simplifies Enterprise Mobility Management and completes its ‘single pane of glass' Workspace Management vision

LONDON, ENGLAND, 6th November 2014: Matrix42 (, a top provider of software for workspace management, today announced that it had completed the acquisition of Silverback, the Australian enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor. Organizations can now simplify the inherent complexity of Enterprise Mobility Management, and extend that simplicity across all their workspaces and IT environments through the Matrix42 Workspace Management solution suite.

As Europe's most innovative workspace management solution vendor, Matrix42 is committed to building solutions that make life easier for the people that deliver, manage and use corporate IT. From today, that ‘simplicity first' approach is being extended into the mobile environment via the acquisition of Silverback, and the launch of the new Silverback by Matrix42 Enterprise Mobility Management solution.

Enterprise Mobility Management
Enterprise Mobility Management

Acquisition drivers
Explaining the reasons behind the acquisition, Matrix42 CEO Jochen Jaser said, "For some time, we have been aware that many EMM vendors are responding to the increasing complexity of enterprise mobility by making their products more complex. We saw that as an opportunity to offer organizations an alternative: greater simplicity in managing and using mobile IT. That's why we began looking for a partner that could:

  • Help us champion our customers' desire for simplicity, compared with vendors that have strayed into complexity and lost focus on customer needs
  • Embed mobility more deeply into the Matrix42 portfolio, in order to meet a broader range of our customers workspace management needs
  • Strengthen our credibility with customers as a vendor offering smart, best-of-breed solutions based on our own intellectual property

We found the ideal company in Silverback. Its management team shares our vision of enabling simplicity in corporate IT management, and going beyond multi-device workspaces towards creating the workspace of the future: Enabled by the integration of mobile, physical and virtual workspace management with IT service management and compliance, all within a single, easy-to-use solution. Not only that, Silverback's strong, loyal and growing installed base of customers, including major financial services companies in the Asia Pacific region, will now be able to take part in this exciting revolution."

Benefits for Matrix42 customers
Silverback CEO John Georgopoulos added, "It was important for us to partner with an organization that understood the importance of successfully crossing the chasm between security and simplicity, in order to make mobility really work for organizations. As a result of this acquisition, Matrix42 customers will get:

  • Easier management of mobile IT that gives users a consistent, familiar and flexible experience, while controlling usage and costs
  • A streamlined, scalable approach with no proprietary proxy servers creating bottlenecks, cost and points of failure
  • Security that protects each user's privacy, while fulfilling corporate security policies

Silverback customers can now extend the innovation and simplicity they already get from us in the mobile space across all their physical, virtual, mobile and cloud-based IT environments. In fact, what they get is a uniquely complete, zero-touch approach to workspace aggregation and management."

As a result of this acquisition, Matrix42 is in a unique position: They can enable organizations in Europe, Asia Pacific and beyond to manage all their workspaces and devices through a ‘single pane of glass', from both a technical and business perspective. This will help them all to benefit from faster technology rollouts, reduced IT management workloads, a better experience for users, and a lower total cost of ownership.

"We're looking forward to leveraging our strengthened software portfolio for the benefit of our customers and partners, as we realize our vision of smarter workspaces and a better life for everyone", concluded Jaser.

About Matrix42
Matrix42 is a top provider of software for workspace management. The company offers forward-thinking solutions for modern working environments under its ‘Smarter workspace' motto. More than 2,500 customers around the world, including BMW, Infineon and Carl Zeiss, currently manage approximately 2.5 million workstations using Matrix42's workspace management solutions. Matrix42 operates successfully in six countries - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Sweden. The company's headquarters are in Neu-Isenburg, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Founded in 1992, the company has been part of the Asseco Group, one of Europe's largest software providers, since 2008. Matrix42's products and solutions aim to provide and manage modern working environments, physical, virtual or mobile workspaces, simply and efficiently. Matrix42 focuses on user orientation, automation and process optimization. The company's solutions optimally meet both the requirements of modern employees who want to work from any location using a wide variety of devices and the company's IT operations itself.

Matrix42 offers its solutions to organizations across different sectors who value forward-looking and efficient workspace management. The company successfully leverages close relationships with partners such as Incit Technology, TAP Desktop Solutions GmbH, Consulting4IT GmbH and DSP IT Service GmbH, who provide local implementation and support services to Matrix42 customers.

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