GFI Software buys multi-platform mobile device management

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Will integrate service into its offerings

GFI Software has acquired a cloud-based multi-platform mobile device management product from VizualMobile.

The technology, which currently supports Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices, will now be developed by GFI and integrated into two of its products – GFI MAX RemoteManagement for Managed Service Provider (MSPs), and GFI Cloud, a web-based platform for IT administrators in small and medium-sized businesses.

The new technology is expected to be available in GFI MAX later this year and in GFI Cloud in 2013.

Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit at GFI Software, said cloud-based mobile device management was an important market and the company believed that it was currently relatively “underserved” in the SMB space.

He added similar products on the market had not been designed with MSPs in mind.

As a result he said the acquisition of this technology would strengthen the company’s products and allow it to address the “rapidly-growing demand” for mobile management capabilities by SMBs.

“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.

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