Alcatel-Lucent buys Mformation to strengthen CEM platform

NEW DELHI: Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Mformation, mobile and ‘Internet of Things’ security and device management solutions provider, for an undisclosed amount in order to strengthen its Customer Experience Management (CEM) platform and provide customers cost-efficient device management solution across home, mobile and enterprise networks.

Mformation, headquartered in Woodbridge, NJ, will be incorporated into Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Platforms organization, providing service providers and enterprises with an application-independent IoT security and control platform for use across multiple industries, including automotive, healthcare, utilities, manufacturing and the digital home.

The combination of Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive portfolio and Mformation together will allow network operators to manage any endpoint (or gateway), establishing an end-to-end IoT “chain of trust” built on industry best practices for authentication and data and network security, a release said.

“As connected devices become an ever increasing part of our social and economic fabric, we need to ensure that these devices, and the networks they navigate, are secure, reliable and efficient. Mformation’s cloud-enabled IoT platform will enable our customers to rapidly deploy IoT services that can be trusted and managed efficiently,” said Bhaskar Gorti, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Platforms business.

“Our portfolio and our customer base are highly complementary to Alcatel-Lucent’s Internet of Things aspirations. We look forward to leveraging our mobile and IoT security capabilities to enable customers to fully exploit the benefits of a connected world,” said Dr Rakesh Kushwaha, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Mformation.

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