AVAST Acquires Mobile Development Start-up Inmite to Extend Mobile Leadership
~ Acquisition adds 40 mobile developers to AVAST’s growing mobile business ~
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 24 July, 2014 – AVAST Software, maker of the most-trusted security in the world, today announced the acquisition of Inmite, a mobile application development firm. Through the acquisition, AVAST adds 40 experts to its mobile products unit, reporting to Jude McColgan, AVAST’s recently appointed President of Mobile.
Inmite has a proven track record of developing apps for leading companies spanning the automotive, banking, media and telecommunications industries. The company also developed the world’s first Google Glass banking prototype, and is recognized by Google as a Top Developer on Google Play.
“The companies with the best talent win. Inmite’s team consists of great mobile developers and by joining AVAST, they’re going to further accelerate our growth and expand our capabilities across mobile platforms,” said Vince Steckler, CEO at AVAST. “Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting smartphones and tablets – and consumers want our solutions to protect them from Wi-Fi attacks, phishing threats, or having their device lost or stolen. They want to be free to use their mobile devices, knowing they are in safe hands. Inmite will bring continued innovation to meet this need for our global users.”
“Inmite was founded with a vision of pioneering the development of new applications that simplify and improve people’s lives. We’ve achieved this objective with successful projects in the finance, media, telco, and automotive industries. In order to make a greater impact worldwide, we wanted to go big with a global mobile leader who believes in technologies for the future. AVAST shares this vision and is the ideal partner for us,” said Barbora Petrová, spokesperson of Inmite.
The Inmite team will join AVAST offices in Europe, Asia, and North America.
AVAST Software (www.avast.com), maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, protects more than 200 million people, mobile devices, and computers with its security applications. In business for over 25 years, AVAST is one of the pioneers in the computer security business, with a portfolio that includes free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business. In addition to being top-ranked by consumers on popular download portals worldwide, AVAST is certified by, among others, VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.
Inmite is leading the Czech and Slovak mobile apps development market producing smartphone and tablet apps with Android, iOS and Windows Phone operating systems. It has delivered more than 150 mobile apps since 2008. Recently, it has been testing apps for Google Glass and other ‘internet of things’ devices. It focuses on apps for media, telco, automotive and pharma companies as well as on mobile banking and security.