Citrix has acquired stealth start-up Virtual, the only provider of a cloud-based virtualisation platform for iOS and Android.
The technology and team, including founder and CEO Chris Wade, will accelerate innovation across the Citrix mobile workspace apps and delivery infrastructure to help simplify IT security management for applications, data, endpoints and networks, and support the core Citrix vision for providing people with new ways to work.
Future enhancements to the Citrix mobile workspace delivery platform with the Virtual technology will make it even 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. As a result, more sophisticated security testing will be enabled across a wider array of devices.