Motorola Mobility Announces Acquisition of 3LM
Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Three Laws Mobility (3LM), a developer of mobile enterprise security software and solutions and mobile device management products for the Android operating system. The agreement was completed in late 2010 and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
3LM’s technology is designed to enable the adoption of Android devices by businesses and governmental entities. The 3LM technology addresses ease-of-use, cost-of-management and security concerns for IT managers and chief information officers by making Android devices more manageable within corporate environments. 3LM’s solutions provide Android devices with complementary functionality that enables the development of enterprise security features and an IT device management service for Android devices. The acquisition is expected to enable the commercialization of device management services in the second quarter of 2011.
In addition to incorporating the technology into Motorola Mobility products, Motorola intends to make the 3LM solution available to other handset manufacturers. 3LM will continue as a business unit within Motorola, and expects to work with other leading Android device manufacturers, to promote and distribute the 3LM solution for Android in the enterprise.