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Security Vendor Rapid7 Acquires Startup Mobilisafe

Boston-based security vendor Rapid7 added a key piece to its technology portfolio with its acquisition of Mobilisafe, a Seattle-based startup whose staff includes former HP webOS and T-Mobile engineers.

Mobilisafe develops mobile risk management technology, which analyzes mobile devices that are connecting to a company's network to figure out potential issues related to the bring-your-own-device trend.

"Our customers are concerned about the BYOD phenomenon plus the amount of malware and automated exploit kits that are targeting the users," Corey Thomas, president of Rapid7, told CRN. "We wanted to answer those customer concerns, and we needed to do that in a way that is easy to manage for customers.

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