OneLogin has announced the acquisition of Sphere Secure Workspace, a software vendor with next-generation mobile container technology. The Sphere technology will be used to extend OneLogin’s endpoint security from desktops to mobile devices and thereby providing a unified endpoint management solution for enterprises.
“Today’s acquisition of Sphere Secure Workspace and their next-generation mobile container technology demonstrates our strategy of aggressively growing our business through strategic acquisitions,” said Thomas Pedersen, CEO and Co-founder, OneLogin. “In today’s BYOD world, enterprises struggle with securing employee access from mobile devices. Most devices are unsecured and enterprises are hesitant to deploy traditional MDM solutions, which are complex to manage and intrusive on the employee’s device.”
“The advantages of Sphere’s dynamic container approach are numerous,” said Kubi Mensah, CEO and Co-founder, Sphere Secure Workspace. “The container handles any mobile app without technical involvement from the vendor. As a result, users will always have the latest version of each mobile app and we can effortlessly support any number of mobile apps, which increases the amount of mobile data that can be secured.”
OneLogin Mobile will have beta availability in December 2016 and general availability in early 2017. The Sphere acquisition is OneLogin’s third acquisition in the last 10 months. OneLogin acquired Portadi in June 2016, a cloud-based password management tool that enables OneLogin customers to increase employee productivity by automatically populating their OneLogin portal with apps as they manually sign into them. OneLogin acquired CaféSoft in December 2015, a technology that allows OneLogin to provide a more comprehensive identity solution for hybrid environments, including simplified on-premise web access management (WAM). Both Portadi and CaféSoft acquisitions have been integrated and delivered to OneLogin’s broad customer base.
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