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GFI Software today said it has acquired a cloud-based multi-platform mobile device management solution from UK-based VizualMobile Ltd. According to GFI, the acquisition is expected to boost its mobile strategy as well as ability to offer a cloud-based mobile device management solution for MSPs.
The technology, which currently supports Android, iOS and Blackberry devices, will continue to be developed by GFI and integrated into two of its major product platforms, 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.
“We are constantly on the lookout for new technologies that will help us solve our customers’ problems and enhance our products,” Dr. Alistair Forbes, general manager of the GFI MAX business unit at GFI Software, said in a press release. “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. The acquisition of this technology will strengthen our products and allow us to address the rapidly-growing demand for mobile management capabilities by SMBs,”