IBM Announces Intent to Acquire Fiberlink: A Prelude to a More Advanced Mobility Offering?

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4Q 2013 | IN-1017568


Red Rover, Red Rover, Fiberlink Come On Over


On November 13, 2013, IBM announced its intent to purchase Fiberlink MaaS360 for an undisclosed amount. Fiberlink MaaS360 is a large enterprise mobility management (EMM/MDM) vendor with services in:

  • Mobile device management
  • Mobile application management
  • Workspace management (app wrapping and containerized solutions)
  • Secure content sharing
  • Mobile expense management (telecom expense management)

Fiberlink's mobile management and security capabilities coupled with its go-to market strategy and ease of deployment were cited as main reasons for acquisition and will help boost IBM's growing mobility ecosystem.

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