Avast Software Acquires Remotium

On July 8, Avast Software, a Czech private limited company provider of antivirus and security software products announced to have acquired Silicon Valley based Remotium, a company founded in 2012 and specialized in mobile virtualization solutions.

Start-up Remotium has been elected as most innovative company in 2013 at the RSA Conference Innovation Sandox award and it provides a Virtual Mobile Platform which creates virtual mobile devices streamed from corporate servers that act like a physical mobile device enabling safe and manageable access to enterprise applications from any mobile device.

Avast is a worldwide security vendor with more than 25 years in the market, provider of consumer mobile security solutions and this acquisition is going to allow the company to spread its offering of mobile security applications.

According to the press release with the transaction, the terms of which haven’t been disclosed, the Remotium team has joined the global organization of more than 600 Avast employees.

Vince Steckler, CEO at Avast, declared:

Remotium‘s mobile solutions address the needs of modern enterprises, as more and more companies support BYOD policies, the question of how to implement these policies efficiently and securely is top of mind for everyone. With Remotium’s technology, companies have visibility and security needed to ensure data integrity and corporate compliance. At the same time, users enjoy increased privacy, as well as apps that look and feel consistent across mobile and desktop platforms. We are pleased to add the Remotium staff to our team – together we will further accelerate Remotium’s growth and expand its capabilities across enterprise mobility platforms.

Stephanie Fohn, CEO at Remotium, said:

The Remotium team and I are very excited about joining Avast Software. Avast has a long history in creating innovative, best-in-class security for personal and commercial use. We look forward to extending our technology leadership position and continuing to deliver groundbreaking enterprise mobility solutions to meet the needs of the enterprise.