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Avast Software Acquires Mobile Virtualization Company Remotium

Avast Software, maker of the most-trusted security in the world, today announced the acquisition of Remotium, a leader in virtual enterprise mobility. Remotium’s technology enables enterprises to securely, simply, and cost-effectively extend access to business-critical applications in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment. Avast is one of the world’s leading providers of consumer mobile security solutions and the acquisition of the Silicon-Valley-based start-up will allow Avast to expand its offering of mobile security applications to the enterprise space.

Remotium’s award winning technology solves the challenges of delivering corporate applications to employees’ mobile devices by creating a smooth user experience, while assuring data security and compliance. Its flagship product, Virtual Mobile Platform® (VMP), enables access to enterprise applications from any mobile or desktop device. This patent-pending technology allows users to work from anywhere – in the office, remotely from their home office or while on business trips. Users can connect to their VMP from any device they are using – smartphones, tablets, and desktops in order to get access to their corporate tools, apps and data.

Remotium was named "Most Innovative Company” at RSA Conference 2013 and won the Best of Show award at Interop Tokyo in June 2015.

“Remotium‘s mobile solutions address the needs of modern enterprises,” said Vince Steckler, CEO at Avast. “As more and more companies support BYOD policies, the question of how to implement these policies efficiently and securely is top of mind for everyone. With Remotium’s technology, companies have visibility and security needed to ensure data integrity and corporate compliance. At the same time, users enjoy increased privacy, as well as apps that look and feel consistent across mobile and desktop platforms. We are pleased to add the Remotium staff to our team – together we will further accelerate Remotium’s growth and expand its capabilities across enterprise mobility platforms.”

“The Remotium team and I are very excited about joining Avast Software. Avast has a long history in creating innovative, best-in-class security for personal and commercial use. We look forward to extending our technology leadership position and continuing to deliver groundbreaking enterprise mobility solutions to meet the needs of the enterprise,” said Stephanie Fohn, CEO at Remotium.

The entire Remotium team, headquartered in San Mateo, has joined the global organization of more than 600 Avast employees.

Published Wednesday, July 08, 2015 10:06 AM by David Marshall
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