McAfee to buy mobile-security firm Trust Digital

McAfee to strengthen mobile enterprise offerings with Trust Digital acquisition. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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McAfee said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire Trust Digital, a provider of mobile security and management software targeting corporations.

The companies did not disclose terms of the deal or how many of Trust Digital's 30 to 40 McLean, Va.-based employees will be moving to McAfee.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee expects to combine Trust Digital's solution that allows corporations and organizations to manage the smartphones employees use with its antivirus and other security software and its centralized management and reporting offered through ePolicy Orchestrator.

About 180 million mobile devices are loaded with McAfee mobile security while Trust Digital software works on a range of mobile operating systems including iPhone OS, Android, Web OS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian.