Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher

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Wed 1 Apr, 11:35 by: PC World

Salesforce.com has acquired Toopher, the developer of a mobile two-factor authentication app that uses location-awareness.

Toopher in Austin, Texas, said on its website that it will no longer sell its current products, but is "thrilled to join Salesforce, where we'll work on delivering the Toopher vision on a much larger scale as part of the world's #1 Cloud Platform."

It did not disclose the financial terms of the acquisition.

Salesforce spokeswoman Karly Bolton confirmed the purchase but did not provide further details. Toopher's website is now inaccessible, except for the notice announcing the acquisition.

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