RIM Acquires Smartphone Security Software Developer Ubitexx

BlackBerry developer Research In Motion is definitely on a shopping spree. A week after announcing the acquisition of social calendering application Tungle.me, the company is buying smartphone software security developer Ubitexx. Terms of the acquisition, which was announced on Ubitexx’s home page, were not disclosed.

Ubitexx, which raised over $4 million in funding, develops and distributes management and security software for smartphones and mobile devices. The company also provides strategic mobile management consulting, training and installation, and technical support services.

In a press release, RIM says that Ubitexx’s software, ubi-Suite, will be used to power device management, security and controls for BlackBerry’s Enterprise Server as well as for Android and iOS based devices and tablets, all managed from a single web-based console.

The single web-based console is being designed to provide IT administrators with a comprehensive platform distribute software and manage policies, inventory, security and services for BlackBerry devices, as well as other mobile devices

Smartphone security is a hot space. Mobile security company Trust Digital was acquired by McAfee last year and Lookout just raised $20 million for its smartphone security platform.

Other recent RIM acquisitions in the past few months include HTML5 mobile developer TinyHippos, professional contact manager Gist, and UI development team The Astonishing Tribe.