IBM Acquires Fiberlink

ibmIBM (NYSE: IBM) acquired Fiberlink Communications, a Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based mobile management and security company.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

With Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst, which includes trusted transactions and security intelligence capabilities for mobile apps, users, content and data.

MaaS360, which is being used across a variety of industries worldwide including financial services, healthcare and manufacturing, will become part of IBM’s Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio of more than 100 cloud services. It will enable IBM to offer either cloud-based or on-premise mobile device management (MDM), mobile content management (MCM), and mobile application management (MAM) including containerization.

Fiberlink was led by Jim Sheward, CEO.



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