Symantec completes Nukona acquisition

16 Apr 2012

Security software maker Symantec has wrapped up its acquisition of mobile application management provider Nukona for an undisclosed sum.

The deal, which the companies announced in March, extends Symantec’s enterprise mobility portfolio to include a cross-platform mobile application protection solution to help IT organisations protect and isolate corporate data and applications across both corporate-owned and personally owned devices.

“More and more organisations are mobilising business applications and data, and we want to offer them a secure and efficient path to business-critical mobilisation,” said CJ Desai, senior vice-president, Endpoint and Mobility Group, Symantec.

“By providing essential corporate controls like encryption and data loss prevention on a per-application basis, we can provide targeted information security and confidently increase mobile application adoption in the enterprise, helping our customers further address the ‘bring-your-own-device’ movement.” 

Nukona helps enterprises distribute, secure and control applications and data without requiring them to manage the complete devices. With Nukona’s ability to protect and control iOS, Android and HTML5 apps, Symantec will address the problem of corporate and personal data separation without limiting the end-user experience or application adoption.