Oracle snaps up Bitzer Mobile to stoke BYOD fire

In acquiring the enterprise mobility firm, the software giant hopes to boost its mobile security offering to the bring-your-own-device and mobile crowd.

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Oracle has acquired enterprise mobility and bring-your-own-device focused firm Bitzer Mobile.

Founded in 2010, Bitzer Mobile provides application management solutions allowing enterprise users to access corporate data from their own devices.

Setting it apart from other similarly-minded firms, Bitzer Mobile's services rose to popularity by separating device work and home lives without compromising security. Its flagship service carves out a secure space on compatible devices — including iPhones, Android devices, and BlackBerrys —which isolates corporate data from personal apps, "without compromising the rick user experience."

That appears to be the slice of the pie Oracle was after.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however.

In a short statement published on Oracle's website (which Bitzer's site now redirects to), the software giant described Bitzer's portfolio of Fusion Middleware products as being "industry-leading," adding it expects to see it be "a core component to its mobile security strategy."

According to Bitzer Mobile chief executive Naeem Zafar, who tweeted over the weekend: