As a a way to expand IBM’s MobileFirst, a mobile cloud hosting solution, IBM has acquired FiberLink, a mobile security and management provider. FiberLink is the maker of mobile device management solution, MaaS360.

MaaS360 enables organizations to share, secure, and manage user information on tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices. Nowadays, data are no longer confined in data centers. Users can readily access data through their mobile devices but this poses a greater security risk to the company particularly if the mobile device is lost or stolen.

To mitigate the risk, MobileFirst is integrated with Fiberink to provide n even better cloud-based management and security capabilities.

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