The 5 Biggest Enterprise Mobility Buys, Collaborations Of 2017

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 12/25/2017
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The enterprise mobility space is flooded with solutions, and oftentimes the companies who create those products see a win by collaborating with or even buying competitors. There were several notable business interactions between solution providers in 2017 that made headlines.

The following five articles resonated most with our readers. Click on the headline to read the full story. 

Symantec Acquires Fireglass for Ransomware Security
Cyber security house Symantec continued its 2016 acquisition spree by adding two new components to its portfolio in July of this year, the first with Israeli-based Fireglass, a startup with an agentless solution that eliminates ransomware, malware, and phishing threats in real-time. The deal was worth a reported $250 million.

MobileIron, Zimperium Team Up For Machine-Learning Mobile Security
Mobile threat defense specialists MobileIron and Zimperium announced a collaboration in October to help enterprises adopt mobile malware solutions, as MobileIron integrated Zimperium’s machine learning-based threat detection into the former’s security and compliance engine.

ZingBox Bolsters IoT Security Offering With $22M in Funding
Led by Dell Technologies Capital and Triventures, startup IoT security solution ZingBox secured $22M in funding in an impressive Series B round earlier this year, which will be used to increase headcount and accelerate product capabilities over the next year.

Appdome, BlackBerry Collaborate on Secure Messaging
During its announcement of joining the AppConfig community, Appdome also released news of its new collaboration with BlackBerry, to enable codeless integration of secure voice, video and messaging capabilities with BlackBerry’s BBM Enterprise SDK.

Symantec Bets On Enterprise Mobility Security, Buys Skycure
In the same week it had announced its acquisition of Fireglass, Symantec made more waves by swooping up mobile threat defense provider Skycure. Symantec CEO Greg Clark said Skycure’s “best in class” iOS product was a “tactical benefit” for the cyber security company, in addition to the mobile threat defense company’s app security program.

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Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt