McAfee Announce Mobile Security Acquisition

IT security giant McAfee have publicised their acquisition of Trust Digital.

The company has stated that this new move should help them to bolster their mobile security industry and add to its line of endpoint protection products.

McAfee have also named some of the platforms which they are hoping to add extra security offerings for, including Android, iPhone OS, Web OS, Symbian and Windows Mobile.

The business has also stated that it plans to allow administrators improved controls over company handsets by featuring the Trust Digital Policy and Compliance Management tool on its ePolicy Orchestrator platform.

McAfee chief executive, Dave DeWalt stated: "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."

DeWalt continued, "Through this acquisition, we believe McAfee can expand its reach into new markets, secure new platforms and strengthen its leadership position."

McAfee has also announced its intentions to pursue deals with mobile operators to offer security services for both the consumer and business markets.

The company has said that it expects the takeover to be complete by the end of June.

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