One of the primary reasons enterprises adopt mobility is to improve collaboration and out-of-office productivity. That makes business email the first and most widely adopted mobile application, and consequently most of our customer conversations start with “How do we enable secure mobile email?”. Many third party applications, including native email applications, lack in either functionality, security or usability. With the fate of Blackberry looking grim, the majority of enterprises relying on Blackberry are looking for alternative mobile business email options.
Solving this #1 customer job has been part of our mobile strategy from day 1. To better serve our customers with a differentiated email product today, and to broaden our capabilities in productivity tomorrow, we have decided to acquire NitroDesk, a partner of ours for secure email for several years. We closed the deal last week and I am excited to share the news with you.
NitroDesk TouchDown is a popular mobile email application in the enterprise space, which started out with a vision of creating a “Mobile Outlook” client and has been successful in becoming the most functional and mature mobile email client in the market today. NitroDesk shares our mission of securing corporate data on mobile devices, and we are very excited to have NitroDesk join us in delivering this vision. This is a significant step for the mobile team, and in combination with our Symantec App Center product and Symantec Sealed Apps, we will be able to bring a competitive productivity solution that combines enterprise class protection with consumer class user experience.
Join me in welcoming NitroDesk to Symantec family!
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