Securing mobile phones: Google buys the start-up Divide

by bold-lichterman

divideGoogle has just bought Divide, a start-up based in Hong Kong, which publishes a secure workspace for mobile. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. The teams should join those of Android.

Divide markets its solutions to companies keen to secure their employees’ access to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), in particular those that allow “BYOD” (“ bring your own device“, When employees bring their own equipment and can use it for professional purposes, editor’s note). Businesses can get usage statistics from a cloud platform.

Founded in 2010 by Andrew Toy and Alexander Trewby, two former technology directors at Morgan Stanley, one of America’s largest investment banks, Divide had raised $ 12 million from Google Ventures when the company was still called Enterproid.

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