McAfee Acquires Trust Digital to Boost Mobile Security Offerings

May.25.10 | About: McAfee Inc. (MFE)

McAfee (MFE) said today that it will acquire privately-held Trust Digital, a provider of mobile management and security software targeted at enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

With the acquisition, McAfee is looking to boost its offerings, specifically integrating Trust Digital’s policy and device management into its ePolicy Orchestrator product. The company is looking to target the larger smartphone market by supporting mobile operating systems including iPhone OS, Android, WebOS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian. In a statement, Trust Digital CEO Mark Shull, said:

Business users are thrilled by the capabilities of iPhones, smartphones and tablets and are quickly adopting them as their handheld computers, but their IT counterparts must now find tools to effectively secure and manage them. The integration of Trust Digital with McAfee will enable enterprises to rapidly deploy new mobility devices such as smartphones across diverse mobile environments cost effectively and with the highest level of security. Together, we will enable IT to say yes to the iPhone and Android.

The companies said they expect the acquisition to close by June 30.

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