3LM Brings Enterprise-Ready Security to Android

3LM Brings Enterprise-Ready Security to Android

Mobile security company 3LM (“Three Laws of Mobility”), a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, is ready for primetime with a solution that makes Android handsets enterprise-ready. The company is apparently ready to release its product from a private beta this week; it’s due for a demonstration at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 conference being held this week in San Diego.

3LM’s product is a piece of pre-installed software designed to give IT enhanced security and management over smartphones via an enterprise console.

Features include device and SD card encryption, encryption of certain corporate applications, the ability to whitelist or blacklist applications, remote wipe capabilities, device location and breadcrumb tracking, and VPN capabilities.

The company also announced that it is aligning its device-level security with BoxTone’s end-to-end EMM platform to deliver even stronger mobile device security and management capabilities in the enterprise.




3LM Launches; Catalyzing Android™ Operating System Adoption in the Enterprise

New Company Helps Enterprises Remotely Manage their Distributed Android OS-enabled Device Fleet with Standard Security Policies and Innovative Features to Mobilize the Workforce

SAN DIEGO (CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011 Booth #707) – October 10, 2011 – 3LM, a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. and a provider of enterprise-grade security, management and remote access for Android operating system (OS)-enabled mobile devices across Android handset manufacturers, announced today its solution to give security-conscious IT departments the required Android support and data protection needed to mobilize their business.

Addressing enterprise needs for enhanced security and device management, 3LM has collaborated with major handset manufacturers to enable their Android OS-based devices to be enterprise-ready, giving IT enhanced protection and management of the device itself as well as any application installed therein. This enhanced functionality can now be activated by IT administrators through an enterprise server console that is available as part of a complete end-to-end mobile device management platform that 3LM is launching this week.

“We’re introducing a new generation of corporate mobile security and management capabilities to the Android landscape– delivering a unique architecture that enables even the most security-conscious IT administrators to empower users to bring their Android devices into the workplace and have these devices access and manipulate corporate data,” said Tom Moss, CEO, 3LM. “We believe this is a bold opportunity for the enterprise market – as the Android operating system continues to outpace the growth of other operating systems – providing a win-win for IT and corporate end-users, protecting the integrity of corporate data while also preserving user’s freedom to use their Android OS-based devices to their fullest potential.”

By harnessing the power of 3LM solutions built-in at the Android OS level, 3LM provides IT with the following options to help remotely manage and secure data both on the device locally and while in transit to the enterprise:

1. Enhanced Android Device Security
· Device encryption including full memory and SD card encryption as well as selective encryption of corporate applications only
· Set a whitelist/blacklist of applications and control applications’ access to corporate resources
· Strong password enforcement
· Full device and selective (i.e. corporate data) remote wipe

2. Optimized Device Management
· Enables enhanced security and control of device, OS, and applications
· The ability to remotely install mission-critical enterprise applications, with the option to make such applications irremovable on the device, as well as the ability to remotely uninstall/disable applications
· Device location and breadcrumb tracking

3. Secure Remote Access (VPN)
· Enables remote access to internal enterprise resources for selected domains/resources
· Provides remote device health and status checking
· Each device is identified by a unique IP address, and can be tracked as a network endpoint

Availability


The 3LM solution will be generally available in October 2011. 3LM enterprise customer trials spanning multiple vertical markets including government, healthcare, retail and education began in in 1H2011.

The 3LM solution will be demonstrated at the CTIA ENERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ 2011, being held October 11-13, 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center at booth #707; San Diego, Calif., and at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2011 being held October 16-20, 2011, at Walt Disney World resorts at booth #507A; Orlando, Fla.
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These features are similar to those that the Blackberry enterprise servers provide. This type of software is going to make Android more attractive and BB is going to suffer. I also believe there are other solutions available for this type of service, I m aware of at least one other by Sophos that the company I work for is testing on a trial basis currently.

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Black Berry smartphones are declining in sales anyway & the market needs competition, so I guess the once popular black berry will soon fade to grey.

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