Symbol Technologies Announces Agreement to Acquire Trio Security

Symbol Technologies, Inc. The Enterprise Mobility Company, have announced it has agreed to acquire Trio Security, Inc., a privately held company based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Financial details were not disclosed.

Trio Security designs and develops next-generation security solutions for enterprise networks and mobile applications for handheld devices.  Trio's security technology on Symbol mobile devices will help provide seamless network roaming and authentication, as well as offer confidence to organizations that their data and intellectual property is inaccessible to those lacking authorization.

Trio has been recognized as the first information security developer to integrate 3-factor user authentication and single sign-on software technologies with the mobility and functionality of a handheld organizer.  The 3-factor authentication system consists of a software key, a password, and user-specific ID such as biometrics or the rhythm, speed and acceleration of a handwritten word.

For the first time in the industry, digital identity solutions based on 3-factor authentication will provide Symbol customers with secure access to real-time information from the point of capture to the point of management.  Symbol will also acquire biometric verification and advanced encryption technologies, including a portable encryption library that will strengthen existing Symbol security products. 

"The acquisition of Trio Security's technology enhances our robust solutions approach to safeguarding and securing our customers' mission-critical information," said Todd Hewlin, Symbol senior vice president, Global Products Group.  "Symbol, along with its solutions partners, is proactively responding to the market requirements for securing devices and WLANs at the edge of the network."

The combination of Trio Security's expertise in security solutions development and Symbol's advanced enterprise mobility systems will enable organizations to confidently deploy secure mobile solutions.

The Trio Security acquisition will be integrated into the Symbol Mobility Software Division, which is responsible for the development, marketing, delivery, and support of integrated device and network management products.  The division currently includes product offerings such as the Mobility Services Platform (MSP), Symbol Enterprise Mobility Manager (SEMM) and AirBEAM Safe that provide a foundation to help manage the complexity of future mobile technology deployments in the areas of RFID, VOIP, location-aware services, and interoperability with enterprise software and systems.

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