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April 3, 2012updated 23 Aug 2016 3:04pm

Sophos adds MDM to portfolio with Dialogs buy

Mobile device management from the German company will form central part of future unified threat management suits

By Steve Evans

Security firm Sophos has acquired German mobile device management (MDM) vendor Dialogs. Financial details were not released.

Sophos says the prevalence of mobile devices throughout the enterprise means the mobile security has never been higher on the corporate agenda.

Dialogs’ smartMan MDM platform already forms part of Sophos’ Mobile Control product and it will eventually form the basis of MDM and mobile management services that Sophos will include in its unified threat management-based suite.

The move will see SaaS-based and on-premises mobile management technology added to Sophos’ encryption and data protection capabilities, the companies said.

"CISOs and CIOs have major concerns about upholding security policies and ensuring compliance for mobile devices without hindering employee productivity. And in this evolving market, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) presenting further challenges to IT, our customers need the peace of mind that they can manage and secure all of their devices, irrespective of their users’ device preferences," said Rainer Gawlick, CMO, Sophos.

"This is only the beginning of Sophos’ complete security offering for mobile devices and will be complemented by solutions for mobile security and mobile data encryption in the coming months. Joining forces with Dialogs will allow Sophos to offer fully integrated solutions," he added.

"We’re excited to be joining a complete security leader with deep background in mobile security," said Frank Zimmermann, co-founder and managing director, Dialogs. "Our complementary expertise will further strengthen the Sophos mobile development team, resulting in quicker time-to-market to deliver enterprises the industry’s most comprehensive mobile security offerings."

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Dialog counts companies such as BMW, Siemens and ThyssenKrupp among its customers. Its technology works on Apple iPhones and iPads, Google Android phones and tablets, Symbian, Windows Mobile devices and RIM BlackBerry devices.

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