Symantec to acquire Nukona, Inc


23 Mar 2012

Security software maker Symantec has signed an agreement to acquire mobile application management provider Nukona, Inc, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition 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.

“As the adoption of mobile devices and apps continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, one of the biggest challenges for customers is to protect and manage the native apps, data and environments of these devices,” said CJ Desai, senior vice-president, Endpoint and Mobility Group, Symantec.

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“The acquisition of Nukona helps us further address the consumerisation of IT and bring-your-own-device trends by helping organisations protect and isolate corporate data and applications across both corporate owned and personally owned devices.”

The deal is expected to close in April and is subject to customary closing conditions.