Motorola Mobility, the cellphone wing of Motorola, which is now a Google entity after a $12.5 billion worth buyout is testing new waters. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, a unit of Motorola Mobility will now involve itself in selling security software that would enable security of the Android devices used by the employees in carrying out their businesses. In this day and age, when new technology brings in newer security threats, it’s essential to have a well-equipped security system in place, and helping Motorola Mobility achieve that goal is a company called 3LM, purchased by Motorola earlier in the year.
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The technology would essentially let businesses using Android have more control over the applications being used. The users would also be able to install apps remotely, as well as have access to VPN (company's resources). With technology seeping into the professional lives of individuals, and with organizations both public and private, devices like those based on Android and the iPhone are being seen as hot favorites. The report further suggests that where once BlackBerry devices were being increasingly seen as a perfect accompaniment for businesses, that niche now has other players.
3LM, or 3 laws of mobility, however, it is being learnt can work only on those devices, which come pre-installed with extra software. The report further revealed that since June, hardware companies like Motorola, HTC, Sony Ericsson, among others have been equipping their handsets with the software, making them ready for the 3LM technology.