Verizon's enterprise unit and VMware said Wednesday that they have rolled out a "dual persona solution" that segregates corporate information running on Android devices.
Under the deal, the two companies will offer the dual persona software on the LG Intuition and Motorola RAZR M smartphones used by Verizon Enterprise customers. The dual persona software is powered by VMware’s Horizon Mobile software.
VMware's Horizon Mobile creates a corporate workspace managed and controlled by the information technology department. A worker's personal information and data remain separate. The corporate workspace has its own OS, applications and policies.
Samsung has been rolling outto separate work and personal identities. BlackBerry also has a similar approach.
Ultimately, Verizon and VMware's Horizon Mobile deal is another data point that vendors are working to make Android more enterprise friendly. In the enterprise, Apple's iOS has a dominant position over Android.
VMware Horizon Mobile will run corporations $125 a user for a perpetual license.