Asavie acquired by Akamai Technologies to strengthen mobile working pitch
Purchase to shore up security for enterprise mobile devices in an ‘office anywhere’ environment
27 October 2020 | 0
Dublin-based enterprise network management company Asavie has been acquired by Akamai in an all-cash deal.
Asavie’s platform manages the security, performance and access policies for mobile and Internet-connected devices. The company’s mobile, IoT and security solutions will become part of Akamai’s security & personalisation services product line.
Asavie delivers secure, frictionless access to business resources for mobile workforces. The company automates the creation of self-serve, private, network-based services that secure access from mobile and Internet-connected devices to applications and data without requiring installation and management of client software.
This clientless architecture is particularly well-suited for regulated verticals such as healthcare, financial services, and education. Many of these industries are transitioning to a secure ‘office anywhere’ environment as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and benefit from a rapidly installable, scalable and cloud-managed solution.
“We expect Covid-19 to have a lasting impact on how employees work and how businesses operate,” said Ralph Shaw, Asavie chief executive officer. “Network security needs will be required to evolve in a 5G era where the office needs to go wherever employees happen to work. The Asavie suite of software-defined solutions is designed to enable enterprises to provide access to business resources while continuously protecting the business in a world of evolving cyber threats targeting mobile devices, users and applications.”
“We believe the addition of Asavie will help Akamai’s carrier partners address enterprise and mid-market customer demand for IoT and mobile device security and management services,” said Dr Tom Leighton, chief executive officer and co-founder, Akamai Technologies. “What’s notable about the Asavie solution is that, as more IoT devices connect over cellular and 5G, it has been shown to be very easy to scale and protect them.”