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Box recruits security vendors, bolsters EMM integration to boost enterprise confidence

Box announced Box Trust, bolstering integration with large EMM / MDM providers and security vendors

Box has recruited a number of security vendors to form Box Trust, an ecosystem of vendors offering security solutions that integrate with the cloud-based file storage and collaboration service. As part of the move the company also released Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), a mobile app for iOS and Android that lets users combine EMM offerings from a range of vendors.

Bitglass scores $25m as enterprises prioritise mobile, cloud security spend

Bitglass secured $25m in funding, bringing its total amount secured to over $35m

Mobile security startup Bitglass, which emerged from stealth earlier this year, announced that it has secured $25m in funding that will be used to expand sales, marketing and technology development of Bitglass’ mobile data protection solution.

Google buys Ventures-backed MDM firm Divide

Google acquired a an Android-focused MDM provider Divide for an undisclosed sum

Divide, a company specialising in mobile device management and application sandboxing on the Android platform has been acquired by Google, the company said Tuesday. The move may bolster Google’s pitch to enterprises and help push Android past iOS in the corporate world.

OpenPeak integrates Box as storage and collaboration hub

Box chief executive officer and founder Aaron Levie

Box announced a partnership with mobile device application and management firm OpenPeak this week that will see the enterprise storage and collaboration provider become the central storage and collaboration hub for OpenPeak’s mobile device and application management service.

Bitglass scores $10m for cloud-based mobile security solution

Bitglass secured $10m in series B funding Wednesday, which the company plans to use to bolster development and marketing efforts for its cloud-based mobile security management service

Bitglass, a startup that just emerged from stealth mode Wednesday announced that it has secured $10m in a series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. The company plans to bolster sales and development efforts for its flagship cloud-based mobile security solution, which claims to enable businesses to ensure corporate mobile security without trading off employee privacy.

VMware buys MDM provider AirWatch for $1.54bn

VMware will acquire AirWatch for $1.54bn, and will help it compete against IBM, Citrix and SAP in the MDM space

In a bid to further insert itself in the mobile enterprise VMware announced Wednesday night that it has reached an agreement to acquire mobile device management and security solutions provider AirWatch for $1.54bn. The privately held company will bring VMware over 10,000 customers and help the company compete against incumbents like Citrix, SAP and IBM.

IBM acquires Fiberlink to strengthen cloud-based mobile management

IBM says its acquisition of Fiberlink will strengthen its enterprise mobile management offerings and appeal to enterprises with a BYOD policy

Tech giant IBM announced today that it has reached a deal to acquire Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company. The acquisition will help strengthen IBM’s bid to conquer the enterprise mobile management space.