Motorola launches secure smartphones

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Motorola launches secure smartphones

Motorola today announced the availability of Good Mobile Messaging 5 enterprise smartphone featuring security advances in data protection and application control, the company claimed.

The launch comes off the back of Motorola’s January acquisition of mobile software and services company, Good Technology.

Dan Rudolph, director of product marketing at Motorola Good Technology Group said before the announcement, Motorola had strong security around email and management but in this series security has been extended to the overall device.

“IT can [now] control activesync, WiFi, Bluetooth, Infra-red and even turn off the browser,” said Rudolph.

Furthermore, application control capabilities include anti-virus checkers allowing an IT person to set rules before end-users can even access email, said Rudolph.

Other features include, scheduling enhancements, mobile RSS and the device is open to third party applications.

Additionally, according to Rudolph, Motorola’s goal is to give end-users the usability while arming IT with even more manageability and security.

“Motorola acknowledges that these devices are used for personal as well as work. Passwords can lock every 10 minutes but if you’re driving on the road you can still get phone calls,” said Rudolph.

Initially, the device will be available through the Telstra’s Enterprise and Government, Telstra Country and business divisions using Telstra’s 3G network and will function on other networks plus the vendor is exploring the possibility of adding Symbol’s VAR network.
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