To strengthen its position in the mobile market and expand its addressable endpoint market
McAfee has agreed to acquire privately held enterprise mobility management and security firm Trust Digital, in a move to strengthen its position in the mobile market and expand its addressable endpoint market.
McAfee said that Trust Digital’s strong foot-hold in the mobile security market will extend its endpoint market, addressing a range of mobile operating systems including iPhone OS, Android, Web OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian.
Upon completion of the transaction, McAfee expects to couple Trust Digital’s enterprise mobility management offering with its endpoint protection capabilities to deliver a new mobile security offering. Customers can benefit from centralised management and reporting of the integrated technologies through the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) console.
McAfee said that the deal will strengthen its position in the enterprise smartphone security by extending ePO, data protection and NAC/FW to smartphones through Trust Digital’s policy and compliance management.
In addition, the company plans to develop and deliver scalable offerings through global partnerships that will enable mobile operators to deliver security and device management to enterprise, consumers and SMBs.
Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer of McAfee, said: “The acquisition of Trust Digital’s industry-leading enterprise mobility management solutions will extend the current McAfee security portfolio beyond the traditional endpoint, addressing the rapidly expanding mobile security market.
“Once completed, Trust Digital’s industry leading enterprise mobility management solutions combined with leading McAfee antivirus, antispyware, host intrusion prevention, policy auditing and firewall technologies, we believe McAfee can expand its reach into new markets, secure new platforms and strengthen its leadership position.”
The acquisition is expected to close by June 30 of 2010.