|McAfee to acquire Trust Digital|
McAfee, Inc. has said that it has agreed to acquire privately owned Trust Digital, a technology provider of enterprise mobility management and security software serving Global 2000 companies.
McAfee said IT organizations rely on Trust Digital to secure, rapidly deploy and centrally manage smart phones, as well as a new generation of always-available line of business applications and services. Trust Digital is deployed by businesses to deliver mission critical data to the point of service using Apple iPhones and iPads. McAfee anticipates Trust Digital's strong foot-hold in the mobile security market to extend its endpoint market, addressing a wide range of mobile operating systems including iPhone OS, Android, Web OS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian.
After the completion of the proposed acquisition, McAfee plans to merge the benefits of Trust Digital's enterprise mobility management solution with McAfee's endpoint protection capabilities to deliver an industry-first comprehensive mobile security solution. It said customers will benefit from the centralized management and reporting of the integrated technologies through the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator console.
Trust Digital CEO Mark Shull said the integration of Trust Digital with McAfee will enable enterprises to rapidly deploy new mobility devices such as smart phones 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," he said. The acquisition is expected to close by June 30 of 2010.