Motorola Mobility buys 3LM to spur enterprise uptake

Motorola Mobility — the mobile arm of Motorola — has announced that it completed a deal at the end of last year to acquire Three Laws Mobility for an undisclosed sum, the company said on Monday.Motorola hopes that the purchase of Three Laws Mobility, better known as 3LM — which makes enterprise security software and device management products for Android handsets — will help speed up the deployment of Android devices in enterprise and governmental environments.

Motorola Mobility — the mobile arm of Motorola — has announced that it completed a deal at the end of last year to acquire Three Laws Mobility for an undisclosed sum, the company said on Monday.

Motorola hopes that the purchase of Three Laws Mobility, better known as 3LM — which makes enterprise security software and device management products for Android handsets — will help speed up the deployment of Android devices in enterprise and governmental environments.

"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," Motorola Mobility said in a statement.

As well as including 3LM's technology in its future handsets, the company says that it will continue to run 3LM as a business unit within Motorola and offer 3LM products to other manufacturers wanting to target the enterprise market.

On 5 January, Motorola announced that it had completed the process of splitting the company into two separate entities. The resulting companies are now known as Motorola Mobility — which handles the mobile and set-top box products — and Motorola Solutions, which provides enterprise and business products such as walkie-talkies and emergency communication equipment.

Motorola sold its networking division to Nokia in July last year for $1.2bn ahead of the split.

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