GFI Software Purchases Mobile Device Management Solution from U.K.-Based VizualMobile
September 24, 2012
By Jyothi Shanbhag
, TMCnet Contributor
GFI Software, a company that provides Web and mail security, archiving and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB), recently bought a cloud-based multi-platform mobile device management solution from U.K.-based VizualMobile Ltd.
Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit at GFI Software, said they are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that will help solve their customers' problems and enhance their products.
This acquisition complements their existing antimalware and remote control technologies for Android (News - Alert) devices, and the combination of these three technologies gives them a unique set of capabilities in this area.
“We will be investing in the VizualMobile technology to continue adding new features to what is already a cool, easy to use, cloud-based solution to manage mobile devices,” Forbes added.
The newly acquired technology supports Android, iOS and Blackberry devices and will be further enhanced by GFI. The solution will also be integrated into two GFI’s product platforms, such as GFI MAX Remote Management for Managed Service Providers (MSP), and GFI Cloud, a Web-based platform for IT administrators in SMBs.
“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,” Forbes added. “The acquisition of this technology will strengthen our products and allow us to address the rapidly-growing demand for mobile management capabilities by SMBs."
This new technology is expected to be available in GFI MAX later this year and in GFI Cloud in 2013.
GFI has offices in the U.S., U.K., Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong, Philippines and Romania, which together support hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world and is also a Microsoft (News - Alert) Gold ISV Partner.
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Edited by Braden Becker