MobileSecure Acquires wireless security leader Highwall Technologies
MobileSecure Inc. today announced that it has acquired Highwall Technologies LLC, a provider of top-rated wireless endpoint security products. MobileSecure will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide MobileSecure Enterprise customers with new tools to help protect them from the threat of unauthorized wireless. In addition, key personnel from Highwall Technologies will be joining MobileSecure’s team.
“Wireless is a serious and growing challenge for our customers, and customers have made it clear that they want MobileSecure to deliver effective solutions to protect against the threat,” said Duncan Mackay, CEO of MobileSecure. “Through this acquisition we’re excited to be able to provide relief to customers by offering new technology to help protect their mobile workforce.”
MobileSecure plans to make available to customers an integrated version of wireless protection based on the Highwall Technologies product, within one month. The upcoming release will allow complete control of wireless connectivity and use on an employee’s computer. The tool will be configurable to block unauthorized wireless connections and prevent common threats and vulnerabilities including wireless bridging and wireless hijacking.
“Wireless Security is an essential piece of the puzzle when deploying a mobile End Point security solution,” said Marla Whittemore, vice president of security products and services program at VoyageData. “We are excited to see the MobileSecure platform extend to support wireless security.”
Terms of the acquisition were not announced. Details of the MobileSecure solution beyond the planned release, including product plans, pricing and a timeline for delivery, are not yet available. The wireless technology will complement the enhanced security features available in MobileSecure Enterprise to provide a higher level of protection to mobile users. MobileSecure strongly recommends that customers use a wireless security solution in addition to their mobile management, port control and auditing solutions for preventing data loss and leakage and empower safe mobile computing.