Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) will acquire mobile device management (MDM) vendor Zenprise and will integrate that company's technology into its Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work solutions for managing mobile apps and mobile data. Citrix says the combination will give it the first solution in the industry that manages mobile devices, apps and data from a single integrated enterprise mobility product line. Here are the details.

Citrix is adding Zenprise at a critical moment for MDM. Citing a Forrester Research report the company says that the majority of CIOs will have a bring-your-own (BYO) policy for smartphones and tablets in the next 12 months, but they remain concerned about mobile device, app and data security.

"Consumerization and BYO have given rise to very difficult challenges for businesses in enabling a productive, mobile workforce while still maintaining tight controls over company information," said Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM of mobile solutions at Citrix, in a prepared statement. "Zenprise was a clear choice for Citrix, with its leading MDM product, an experienced team, a history of innovation, and a footprint on more than one million devices." With a complete Citrix enterprise mobility solution, customers have all the necessary pieces to manage and secure mobile apps, content and devices.

Zenprise has had a busy year. In April the company named Amit Pandey to the role of president and CEO. And Zenprise has regularly added new clients and issued a number of studies on the state of the mobile device management market.

Citrix expects the deal to close in the first quarter of 2013. Terms were not disclosed.