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Santa Clara, Calif.-based McAfee plans to integrate Trust Digital’s policy and device management technology into its McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator product. Trust Digital chief executive Mark Shull said the goal is to improve security in smartphone operating systems, including iPhone OS, Palm’s Web OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian.
As smartphones become more popular, hackers are targeting them. You could lose access to your passwords and confidential data via an attack on your phone just as easily as you could via an attack on your computer. The deal is expected to close by June 30. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions in the security space. McAfee says it protects 180 million mobile devices today, and Trust Digital will bolster that.
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