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Sophos Builds Mobile Strategy Around Dialogs Buy


Sophos Builds Mobile Strategy Around Dialogs Buy

By Antone Gonsalves, CRN

April 03, 2012 5:56 PM ET Sophos has acquired privately held Dialogs, a maker of mobile device management technology that Sophos will use as the platform for future security products. Financial details were not disclosed.

Sophos currently licenses Dialogs’ MDM technology, which is the core of Sophos’ Mobile Control product. By swallowing the Wiesbaden, Germany-based company, Sophos gets the technology, as well as Dialogs’ 35 employees, 80 percent of whom are engineers, Payal Mehrotra, product manager for Sophos, said.

Dialogs delivers MDM over the Internet or as on-premise software. The product includes a Web-based console for installing or removing applications from devices, creating and distributing configuration profiles and setting up VPN access. When devices are lost or stolen, the technology can delete all data. Dialogs supports Apple iPhone and iPad, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and smartphones and tablets running Google Android, Windows Media and Symbian.

Sophos, which announced the acquisition Tuesday, plans to use Dialogs as the platform for mobile security products aimed at companies dealing with the growing number of mobile devices attached to the corporate network. If successful in strengthening its product line, Sophos would compete against mu

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