These days all the giant software companies are somewhat very keen on purchasing start-up companies. Following the footsteps of Yahoo, Google recently bought a start-up called Quest Visual at an undisclosed sum to boost its popular translate features. Now the search engine giant has bought another firm called the Divide which deals with mobile device management. The companies have not revealed anything about the sum Google have used to buy the start-up.
To talk about Divide, it is a start-up that enables organizations and individuals secure their personal devices so they can be used on corporate networks. Formerly known as Enterproid, Divide can create separate work environments on personal devices used by employees. This allows users to swipe seamlessly from work and personal work applications. It offers an array of security features and has an Android and iOS app as well.
Moreover, soon the Divide team will join the Android team as the company is Android oriented. Google isn't talking future product plans but the companies say, "for existing customers, Divide will continue to work as it always has." The company, founded in 2010, said in its announcement that it would continue to develop software for users, and that its service will not change for existing customers.
Divide had raised some $25 million from investors including Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Harmony Partners. The service has a free tier and enterprise pricing starting at $60 per user/per year.