Matrix42 acquires Enterprise Mobility Management vendor Silverback

Matrix42-LogoLondon, UK, November 07, 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.

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.

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