Internet security company Blue Coat has acquired end-point security provider Premeo for $61m (£36m) to broaden its product portfolio.
One of the reasons Blue Coat has moved for Premeo is the increasing mobility of the workforce at enterprises, something that Premeo’s security solutions address.
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Premeo’s products make sure that remote and mobile devices attempting to gain access to corporate networks have the right permission and security settings to do so.
Blue Coat is paying around $13.5m (£8m) in cash and the rest in Blue Coat stock to acquire Premeo.
Blue Coat’s expansion into the end-point security field follows Symantec’s decision to buy end-point security firm Sygate last summer.