Motorola's 3LM unit launches Android enterprise security platform

Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) subsidiary 3LM is launching its Android enterprise security platform this week. Motorola purchased 3LM in February.

3LM's device management software is pre-loaded onto smartphones and effectively secures the entire device, not just certain parts of it or certain programs. 3LM CEO Tom Moss told IDG News Service that a dozen handset makers have been loading 3LM's software onto their phones; Motorola licensed the technology to other Android handset makers and HTC, Motorola, Pantech, Sharp and Sony Ericsson are all named as partners on 3LM's website.

The 3LM software works with enterprise server software and an application, allowing enterprises and IT managers to take advantage of device encryption and have the ability to set blacklists or white lists of applications that users can access.  In addition, it provides password enforcement and remote data wipes. 3LM said its software will be available to enterprises starting this week.

The platform launch comes weeks after Motorola said it was moving its top software executive for mobile devices, Christy Wyatt, to a more enterprise-focused role. Wyatt, who had been corporate vice president of software and services product management, now runs the company's enterprise business for handsets as corporate vice president and general manager of enterprise.

In other enterprise mobility news, AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) introduced Toggle, a new carrier-agnostic application enabling Android smartphone and tablet users to securely access business email, contacts and calendar information using the same device they carry in their everyday personal lives. The Toggle service uses technology from Enterproid, a 3LM competitor.

For more:
- see this 3LM release
- see this IDG News Service article
- see this AT&T release

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