Sudhakar Ramakrishna

-October 8, 2020

Pulse Secure Joins Forces with Ivanti Alongside MobileIron

Pulse Secure has achieved a significant milestone!

I am pleased to announce that Pulse Secure has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ivanti, a leading provider of enterprise-grade, intelligent IT management and security software solutions. Ivanti is backed by affiliates of Clearlake and TA Associates, two leading private equity firms with strong IT management and software expertise.

Pulse Secure will operate as an independent unit of Ivanti and will continue to execute – and accelerate – our Secure Access mission.

I am grateful to our employees, customers, partners, and investors. YOUR on-going commitment is a critical reason why we can celebrate this significant accomplishment! In partnership with Ivanti, Clearlake Capital and TA Associates, we will now further advance our Secure Access capabilities and leadership for Hybrid IT environments, in a world of Zero Trust.


“By combining MobileIron and Pulse Secure with Ivanti, we are creating a leader in the large and growing unified endpoint management, security, and enterprise service management markets. We now have the most comprehensive set of software solutions that address the growing market demand for the future of work, where working from anywhere on any device type is the new normal.”

-Jim Schaper, CEO, Ivanti


Over the years, I have had the incredible good fortune of working with many great teams, building industry transforming solutions, and serving customers in networking, wireless broadband, unified communications, cloud, mobile and security. While every journey is different, my journey at Pulse Secure has been distinctly unique in many ways! A journey that took a tremendous amount of persistence, and every time I needed an extra boost of energy to march forward, I knew I could count on my fellow Pulsers.

Several people worked incredibly hard to build our culture based on Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Humility (RICH). The result of their hard work is a comprehensive Secure Access Portfolio, years of double-digit revenue growth, high margins and profitability, and most importantly, excellent employee and customer satisfaction scores.

While today’s announcement represents a significant milestone in Pulse Secure’s history, I consider this to be a new beginning and a new, exciting phase in our Secure Access journey.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to our current – and past – employees for allowing me to be their CEO. You are lifetime Pulsers!

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