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Mobile Application Management Provider Apperian Gets Intel Capital Backing
January 24, 2013
With mobile devices and applications flooding the market, mobile device and application management is rapidly growing in importance. By optimizing the functionality of mobile devices while controlling and protecting the data and configuration settings for all mobile devices in a network, support costs and business security risks are drastically lowered.
A provider of enterprise mobile application management (MAM), Apperian Inc., has received a strategic investment from Intel Capital (News - Alert), Intel’s global investment and M&A organization. This will build on investments from Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and North Bridge Venture Partners and brings Apperian’s (News - Alert) total funding to date to $28 million.
Intel’s global investment and M&A organization makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies across the globe. In fact, it has invested $10.8 billion in a range of 1,276 companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, health, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing.
“Traditional approaches to mobile security are intrusive and cumbersome — which frustrates users,” said David Patrick, CEO at Apperian, in a statement. “We’re taking a different approach by protecting what matters most, the enterprise mobile apps and the data. This drives breakthrough user adoption, especially in BYOD environments.”
Today, Apperian’s EASE platform offers enterprise mobility services that enable some of the largest corporations to securely manage the lifecycle of mobile apps for iOS, Android (News - Alert) and BlackBerry. The company is empowering the enterprise to support BYOD by letting employees use personal tablets and smartphones to increase productivity. This investment comes at a time where Apperian is experiencing growth due to the demand for technology that can help enterprises manage and secure mobile applications and handle BYOD.
“Apperian is helping enterprises transform the way they do business by enabling the secure deployment and management of enterprise content and mobile apps,” said Lisa Lambert, vice president of Intel Capital and managing director of the Software and Services sector. “With new mobile devices, operating system updates, and innumerable mobile apps entering the enterprise every day, Apperian makes it possible for IT departments to overcome this complexity and take advantage of the value that enterprise mobility delivers.”
For Apperian, 2012 was a year of revenue growth and several industry recognitions. The company actually saw a 276 percent growth in its subscription business over the past year, stemming from the adoption of its EASE Platform, which tripled in 2012 and its customer base more than doubled.
“With Apperian’s help, we’re pushing the mobile envelope by developing and securely deploying a series of mobile applications that empower our employees to use whatever device they’d like,” said Gregory Adams, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle. “The experience is seamless, which drives adoption and speed to market — getting our tools in the hands of our users to improve productivity in a secure manner.”
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Edited by Rich Steeves
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