May 9, 2012 – Virtualization software provider AppSense proposed its first acquisition, a deal for mobile information management and governance vendor RAPsphere.

RAPsphere, a Redwood City, California-based startup, provides solutions that enable more IT control and administration over in-house mobile and BYOD, as well as protection of enterprise applications and data on those devices.

In a blog on the proposed deal, AppSense CTO Harry Labana wrote that the deal represents a direction toward “the future desktop where people can choose how they want to work.”

“People will choose traditional and new ways to be productive. In this world of choice, we have already started to see the emergence of new IT approaches such as desktop virtualization,” Labana wrote.

For a slide show of best practices with BYOD, click here.

Earlier this month, AppSense updated administrative and user capabilities with its namesake virtualization platform, and the vendor’s tools have been among those recently implemented by a handful of cutting edge server virtualization projects in the financial industry. AppSense was founded by executives with backgrounds at, among others, Citrix and an information security provider bought out by an HP subsidiary, Vistorm.

Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is anticipated by AppSense to close within Q2, though is subject to closing conditions. AppSense stated that all RAPsphere employees would continue to develop mobile offerings under the AppSense user virtualization portfolio.

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