Security Experts:

Sophos to Acquire German MDM Firm DIALOGS

Security firm Sophos today announced its intent to acquire DIALOGS, a small European mobile device management firm.

Sophos LogoPrivately-held DIALOGS is headquartered in Germany and counts companies including BMW AG, Daimler AG, Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp as customers.

DIALOGS offers “smartMan”, an MDM solution that Sophos says is already at the core of Sophos Mobile Control and will form the basis for MDM and mobile management solutions that will be integrated into the Sophos Unified Threat Management suite.

According to Sophos, the combination of Sophos' encryption and data protection capabilities with DIALOGS' SaaS-based and on-premises mobile management technology will enable secure collaboration from any location.

Additionally, DIALOGS offers mobile communication services for mobile messaging and location-based services, which Sophos will continue to support.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.