For the users of Android phones, 3LM is making its enterprise security platform available from this week.
3LM, which has been founded by former Android developers, has now been acquired by Motorola. 3LM claims itself to be different and unique from all other mobile security vendors on the ground that the technology offered by them secures all the apps that are present on a phone.
Tom Moss, 3LM President said, “There are solutions that allow you to create [secure] containers or some space on a device for the application", reports PC World (http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/241569/motorolas_3lm_launches_mobile_security_platform.html). He also said that the limitation of the platforms is that the apps have to be written for that container as everything outside of the container is insecure.
To secure the entire Android phone 3LM insists that smartphone manufactures load a small piece of software on to the device.
Once the software is loaded, 3LM allows users to encrypt the device, set blacklists and white lists of applications as well as enforce password protection and would be able to execute a remote data wipe.
The 3LM president said that since about 4 months or so, almost a dozen phone makers are doing this. So, there are millions of mobile phones with the software available in the market right now. 3LM website named HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Sharp and Pantech as bearer of the software.