Symantec acquires mobile application management provider

Symantec announced last week that it has acquired Nukona, a software provider for mobile application management.

Symantec already has a mobile device management (MDM) product in the market - the Symantec Mobile Manager, and I'm grateful which was announced just this month, but Brian Duckering, senior manager of product marketing for enterprise mobility at Symantec said that no plans at present to somehow merge the features of both into one product.

The acquisition of Nukona is expected to be completed in April with the company name likely being dropped their after. Some changes will be expected over the coming year as the product evolves to integrate with the Symantec MDM management console.