GFI Software Acquires VizualMobile's Mobile Device Management Technology
As more tablet PCs, Androids, BlackBerrys and iPhones are entering the market, companies are finding it equally difficult to manage the ever growing list of mobile assets in their attempts of focusing solely on securing crucial enterprise data.
In order to help small- and medium-sized business (SMBs) owners to secure, track and report their mobile device assets, GFI Software has made a crucial acquisition of a cloud-based multi-platform mobile device management solution that is developed by UK-based VizualMobile Ltd, a provider of a feature rich and affordable smartphone device management solution.
Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit at GFI Software elaborates in a statement how the company is constantly on the prowl for innovative new ways to stay on top.
“We are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that will help us solve our customers' problems and enhance our products. Cloud-based mobile device management is an important market that we believe is, as yet, relatively underserved in the SMB space and most of the solutions that do exist are not designed with MSPs in mind,” he says. “The acquisition of this technology will strengthen our products and allow us to address the rapidly-growing demand for mobile management capabilities by SMBs.”
GFI Software offers Web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) via an extensive global partner community.
Speaking about this current deal with GFI software, VizualMobile's founder, Tim Lloyd said: "It has always been our ambition to see VizualMobile reach a wide range of customers and achieve success in the market and I am very pleased that GFI has chosen to take our technology forward as its strategic solution for mobile device management, which we view as a recognition of the value we have created so far. We were looking for a company that had a vision and the ability and resources to take our technology to a new level. GFI fit the bill perfectly."
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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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