Apple MDM vendor Jamf acquires security service Wandera for $400 million

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What you need to know

  • Jamf has acquired Wandera for $400 million.
  • The zero trust cloud security service will help expand Jamf's enterprise offerings.

Jamf has just made its biggest acquisition yet.

As reported by 9to5Mac, the company, which offers an Apple-focused mobile device management system, announced that it has acquired cloud security company Wandera for $400 million. Jamf says that the acquisition will help the company expand its enterprise security services.

Eldar Tuvey, CEO and co-founder of Wandera, said that the acquisition enables Jamf and Wandera to "shape the future of the zero trust cloud."

"Jamf and Wandera are able to take advantage of the immense market opportunity to shape the future of the zero trust cloud. We are thrilled to be joining forces with the leader in Apple Enterprise Management ... We founded Wandera to make security simple in a zero trust world. By combining with Jamf, we can offer our customers a truly integrated access and security platform, with exceptional ease of use, speed, scalability and reliability. Together, we accelerate our customers' ability to seamlessly and securely keep their employees connected, no matter where they are.

Dean Hager, CEO of Jamf, said that the acquisition will help Jamf "fill the gap between what users want and what the enterprise requires."

"In order to lead Apple Enterprise Management and best serve the growing number of organizations using Apple at work, Jamf needs to fill the gap between what users want and what the enterprise requires ... The combination of Wandera and Jamf will provide our customers a single source platform that handles deployment, Application Lifecycle Management, policies, filtering, and security capabilities across all Apple devices while delivering Zero Trust Network Access for all mobile workers."

Back in March, Jamf announced 34% revenue growth in Q4 of 2020, indicating that the demand for Apple in the enterprise continues to grow.

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