FROM FORTUNE — Good Technology, a software company, is expected to announce that it plans to acquire BoxTone, a sometime partner in the growing business of helping companies manage, monitor and secure employees’ mobile devices. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
The deal between the two private companies could aid Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Good in its quest to wrest customers from Blackberry, (BBRY) the struggling device maker that once dominated the enterprise phone and messaging business. Good has been aggressively pursuing Blackberry customers; last month it launched a comprehensive “migrate now” program to entice corporate tech chiefs to switch from Blackberry to Good’s system, which allows companies to manage their corporate email and other software on Apple (AAPL) iPhones and tablets and devices running on Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system as well as Microsoft (MSFT)’s Windows mobile platform.
Through the acquisition of BoxTone, based in Columbia, Md., Good gains access to some Blackberry customers who use BoxTone software to manage their BlackBerry smartphone applications. “BoxTone has been an open customer platform,” Christy Wyatt, CEO of Good, told Fortune.