Verizon, VMware team for Android dual persona features


Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and cloud services firm VMware are rolling out a new dual persona solution for select smartphones running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, enabling users to securely access both professional and personal applications and data via the same mobile device.

Available now on LG Electronics' Intuition and Motorola Mobility's Razr M, the VMware Horizon Mobile service creates a cloud-based virtualized operating system that runs a corporate workspace controlled and managed by the user's IT staff. The workspace is completely separate from the employee's personal apps and information, and it includes its own apps and policies, allowing IT to remotely manage and provision the device, deploy software and monitor the flow of incoming and outgoing information.

In addition to baked-in security features, VMware Horizon Mobile leverages existing infrastructure including virtual private network access, authentication solutions and full integration with standard enterprise directory services.

VMware Horizon Mobile perpetual licensing starts at $125 per user. The service is available for purchase through local VMware and Verizon Wireless resellers.

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