Why Did Google and Symantec Acquire Divide and NitroDesk?

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Businesses that need to protect company and employee data will usually turn to third party enterprise mobile apps, rather than native mobile email applications. Companies generally turn to these third party apps to ensure certain levels of security are met in terms of encryption, authentication, and more. That’s why it’s interesting that Google and Symantec recently acquired two enterprise email app vendors, Divide and NitroDesk, respectively. The move by both companies begs the question, what do Google and Symantec want with third-party Exchange ActiveSync apps for the enterprise?

BrianMadden reports that, while Google’s exact intentions are unclear, Divide did release a statement that the software will become part of Android. The company also assured current customers that they can expect Divide to “work as it always has.”

Symantec’s acquisition of NitroDesk, one of the top third party enterprise app vendors, makes a little more sense, considering Symantec is in the business of enterprise mobile management. Clearly, the company has big plans to improve their enterprise offerings.

To get the full story, and find out what Google and Symantec have in store, head over to our sister site BrianMadden to get the full breakdown. 



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