Wireless carrier Sprint  (NYSE:S) is introducing the Sprint Device Management Solution with some help from a familiar name in mobile device management  space – Zenprise. The organizations announced the deal yesterday. Sprint will make the solution available as part of its Sprint Professional Mobility Services portfolio, a suite of professional and managed services designed to help businesses simplify management across a mix of mobile devices and applications.

Zenprise lets IT organizations manage device lifecycle across devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry Symbian and Windows Mobile.  It can be delivered as either an on-premise server or a cloud-based solution.

"Our business customers are looking for solutions that help them to keep their network secure while supporting the wide variety of smartphones and tablets their employees want to use," said Will Souder, vice president of marketing, Sprint, in a prepared statement. "We evaluated the leading MDM solutions, and knew that Zenprise was an important solution to have as part of our device management portfolio."

Many of the big networking vendors offer mobile device management, and many of the remote monitoring and management companies that cater to MSPs have added or plan to add that capability to their platforms.

Zenprise Mobile Manager lets IT proactively manage and secure mobile devices, applications, data and the corporate network, while empowering mobile workers to be productive from virtually anywhere at any time. Zenprise says its offering is better than other solutions because it MobileManager features enterprise-grade architecture with scalability and high-availability support throughout.

The Sprint deal follows the appointment of a new CEO at Zenprise last month, NetApp veteran Amit Pandey. And in March, Zenprise joined the Palo Alto Networks Technology Partner Program.