McAfee goes mobile with Trust Digital buy

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Security giant McAfee has made a deal to acquire Trust Digital in an attempt to secure its place in the mobile security market.

Trust Digital specialises in enterprise mobility management, offering a platform compatible with a variety of mobile operating systems including the iPhone and Android and Windows Mobile-based devices.

McAfee claimed in a statement that this capability, mixed with its own end point capabilities, will "deliver the industry's first comprehensive mobile security solution."

It will then all be accessible through its ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform.

Mark Shull, chief executive of Trust Digital, said in a statement: "Business users are thrilled by the capabilities of iPhones, smartphones and tablets and are quickly adopting them as their handheld computers, but their IT counterparts must now find tools to effectively secure and manage them."

He added: "The integration of Trust Digital with McAfee will enable enterprises to rapidly deploy new mobility devices such as smartphones across diverse mobile environments cost effectively and with the highest level of security. Together, we will enable IT to say yes to the iPhone and Android."

The acquisition is expected to complete by the end of June although no details of Trust Digital's price tag have been revealed.

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