|Founded||Seattle, Washington (2001)|
|Products||NetMotion Mobility Mobile VPN software, NetMotion Diagnostics|
Number of employees
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NetMotion Software is a privately held software company specializing in mobile performance management. Founded in 2001 and based in Seattle, Washington, NetMotion develops software for organizations with mobile workforces designed to allow them to manage, optimize, accelerate and secure traffic to mobile devices. The company's software is used in utilities, healthcare, telecommunication, public safety, government, insurance and manufacturing.
The company was formed in 2001 as a spin-off from WRQ, Inc. In 2006, NetMotion merged with Padcom, Inc. In September 2010 and again in 2011. In September 2012, NetMotion was acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Under Clearlake's ownership, NetMotion expanded into the European and Asia Pacific markets seeking additional growth. In July 2016, Christopher Kenessey was named CEO, then in August of that same year NetMotion was acquired by The Carlyle Group.
The bulk of the company's operations are located at the North American headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Three sales offices in Europe handle international sales including sales into Australia, New Zealand and several African countries.
NetMotion maintains telecom partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Telus, Sprint, Rogers, Bell and AT&T, and technology alliances with hardware and software providers AirWatch, Android, ClickSoftware, Feeney Wireless, iOS, Microsoft, Panasonic, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, Splunk and Trimble with additional channel partners.
Homeland security implications
NetMotion has distributed its security, performance and analytics products to many state law enforcement agencies and local police departments and sheriffs.
NetMotion products are built on an architecture it terms software-defined mobility. Fundamentally, it consists of client software on each mobile device, which communicates with a control server in the cloud or data center that pushes policies and actions to the client for execution. Through this architecture that gives administrators control of the endpoints, they can manage application delivery based on changing network conditions through software, regardless of the combination of networks used, including cellular and Wi-Fi networks that are outside of their direct administrative control.
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