Citrix today announced the acquisition of start-up Virtual, a provider of a cloud-based virtualization platform for iOS and Android.
The strategy behind the acquisition of Virtual is to enhance its investment in security to meet the demands of global customers adopting mobile and cloud technologies.
Virtual, the cloud-based virtualization technology, founder and CEO Chris Wade and team will also accelerate innovation across the Citrix mobile workspace apps.
Citrix will be in a better position to deliver infrastructure to simplify IT security management for applications, data, endpoints and networks, and support the core Citrix vision for providing people with new ways to work.
A recent report from HP and Capgemini estimates that more than half of IT departments find a lack of access to appropriate devices to be a critical barrier to mobile testing.
Future enhancements to the Citrix mobile workspace delivery platform with the Virtual technology will make it easier for enterprise customers to gain instant, secure access to apps, desktops, data and services from any device over any network.
This innovation will allow mobile app developers and ISVs to build more sophisticated and secure apps by letting them spin up the devices they need on-demand in the cloud, reducing the need to physically maintain a variety of test devices and making the dev/test process more affordable, scalable and manageable, said Citrix.