OneLogin Acquires Sphere Secure Workplace, Eyes Mobile Management Market


IDaaS solution provider OneLogin has announced the acquisition of Sphere Secure Workspace, Inc., a software vendor known for its container-based approach to mobile security.

California-based OneLogin provides an on-demand IDaaS solution consisting of single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, directory integration, user provisioning, and a catalog of pre-integrated applications.

The move marks OneLogin’s third acquisition in just under a year. OneLogin acquired cloud-based password manager Portadi in June 2016, and CaféSoft in December 2015.

According to a release, Sphere’s technology will be used to extend OneLogin’s endpoint security from desktops to mobile devices to provide “a unified endpoint management solution for enterprises.”

“Today’s acquisition of Sphere Secure Workspace and their next-generation mobile container technology demonstrates our strategy of aggressively growing our business through strategic acquisitions,” said Thomas Pedersen, CEO and Co-founder, OneLogin. “In today’s BYOD world, enterprises struggle with securing employee access from mobile devices. Most devices are unsecured and enterprises are hesitant to deploy traditional MDM solutions, which are complex to manage and intrusive on the employee’s device.”

“The advantages of Sphere’s dynamic container approach are numerous,” said Kubi Mensah, CEO and Co-founder, Sphere Secure Workspace. “The container handles any mobile app without technical involvement from the vendor. As a result, users will always have the latest version of each mobile app and we can effortlessly support any number of mobile apps, which increases the amount of mobile data that can be secured.”

OneLogin Mobile will have beta availability in December 2016 and general availability in early 2017.

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