In an August interview, Mike Fouts, then Americas Channel Chief at Citrix, said that the company’s No. 1 goal for its channel partner community was to get more partners proficient on the XenMobile line of products (Fouts has since moved on to a position at Citrix with job responsibilities outside of the channel and was replaced in early September by Rafael Garzon, managing director, Americas channel). The XenMobile software provides mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and cloud file-sharing capabilities. XenMobile was part of the Citrix acquisition of Zenprise in early 2013.
Today, Citrix proudly boasted that XenMobile was cited as a product leader in enterprise mobile management in recent research by several industry market research firms, including Aragon Research Inc., Forrester Research, IDC and Ovum.
In its “Aragon Research Globe for EMM Software, 2014” report, the research firm ranked XenMobile a leader, noting that in the Citrix product portfolio, Citrix has integrated its product families; extended functionality with secure email; and integrated with ShareFile, the Citrix mobile content management offering.
Likewise, Forrester, IDC and Ovum cited Citrix for its speedy integration efforts, focus on usability and powerful execution.
Ovum, in a report titled “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an EMM Solution, 2014-2015,” called XenMobile “a mature solution that demonstrates a tight fit with customer requirements, displays innovation around its marketing efforts and business model as well as its feature set, and can be deployed relatively quickly.”