IBM plans to acquire Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company, with the goal of extending IBM MobileFirst's Management and Security solutions, adding new cloud-based mobile device management, mobile application management, mobile content management, and an enterprise application container. In the area of BYOD, BYOID, and trusted transactions, this move will create a more full spectrum of capabilities to address mobile user needs; IBM recently joined forces with Trusteer to strengthen the ability to secure individual transactions.
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IBM strategist Vijay Dheap also comments on what the acquisition means for IBM BYOD security capabilities [read blog], including a roundup of four indispensible goals IT security professionals need to address in order to secure the growing world of mobile:
Finally, in this 11-minute video, Phil Buckellew and Caleb Barlow take you deeper into what the acquisition means to IBM MobileFirst.