Armor5 was founded by security, mobility and cloud computing experts from Adobe, Motorola and Yahoo, Citrix said. Armor5's technology aims to safeguard corporate and cloud applications data by making sure it never touches an end-user's mobile device. The goal is to ensure secure mobile access to enterprise data and applications, according to Citrix. A public beta version of the Armor5 service launched this past week.
"The Citrix Startup Accelerator enables Citrix to foster open innovation with cutting edge cloud and mobile technologies that will continue to impact the way we work," said Martin Duursma Citrix VP of Citrix Labs and CTO Office Chair. "As we move toward a more mobile enterprise, the Armor5 technology provides a fresh approach to addressing employee demand for BYOD and the security challenges it brings."
Citrix's investment in Armor5 was just the most recent move the company has made in the mobility space. Citrix recently released XenMobile MDM. And then ForeScout Technologies Inc announced an integration of Citrix XenMobile MDM and ForeScout CounterACT, a network access control (NAC) solution, to provide unified control across mobile devices, users, applications, data, and network attributes.