Symantec Acquires NitroDesk to Up Android Security

Symantec has made advances in its Android security offerings by outright acquiring mobile security app developers NitroDesk, a company they had previously worked with.

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Symantec says that the acquisition comes in the wake of ever-growing threats to mobile security, which have still not been addressed comprehensively.

“Combining expertise from NitroDesk and Symantec will help us to better serve our customers today and broaden our capabilities as we move forward in our shared mission to secure corporate data on mobile devices,” said Symantec in its announcement. Previously, Symantec had partnered with the small Washington-based company in providing its email app.

“In combination with our existing assets in application management, device management, threat protection, data loss prevention, and identity and authentication, NitroDesk add a critical piece to our mobile workforce productivity offering,” added Symantec. NitroDesk also develops iOS-based services.

No financial terms were disclosed and Symantec has no immediate plans to change NitroDesk’s current pricing plans.