Numara Software Acquires Fromdistance
October 18, 2011
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Numara Software, a provider of service management and PC lifecycle management solutions for IT professionals, has acquired mobile device management provider Fromdistance, enabling Numara to provide customers with solutions to manage and secure mobile devices across all of the major mobile operating systems.

The acquisition strategically positions Numara with core mobile device management capabilities that will be integrated into its robust service and asset management solutions already providing medium to large enterprises with a comprehensive solution to track, manage, remediate and retire all endpoint devices whether they are servers, desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

The acquisition will not only benefit existing Numara customers, but will also benefit Fromdistance customers and partners. This strategy ultimately empowers companies to reap the benefits of consolidated endpoint management, whether they are physical, virtual or mobile. IT will be able to manage their mobile estate, whether personal or corporate and leverage its central service management and lifecycle management processes and policies.

Jouko Vierumäki, CEO and founder of Fromdistance, will assume a leadership role in Numara’s product group where he and his team will also continue working with existing Fromdistance customers. The terms of the acquisition were not revealed.

Numara’s newly acquired mobile device management solutions are easily re-branded and able to integrate into any IT environment, making them well suited to be leveraged by MSPs, systems integrators, carriers and operators.

Numara also detailed its new strategy to deliver the first comprehensive cloud portfolio that seamlessly enables IT management to integrate mobile device, service and endpoint lifecycle management, and present these ITOM capabilities to the IT support staff in a single pane of glass. Numara’s complete cloud portfolio will be available in November.

“Companies have rushed to bring to the market cloud solutions that only address a small segment of IT management issues with no one fully integrating service management and device management solutions; until now,” said Dave Hansen, Numara CEO. “With the Fromdistance acquisition and the integration of our cloud-based service and endpoint management technologies, we are raising the bar by delivering end to end cloud-based IT operations management. This enables us to deliver device management tools, whether they are physical, virtual or mobile, as well as the essential service management tools that orchestrate the overall IT service.”

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