Panasonic Selects Red Bend Software’s Mobile Virtualization Solution to Secure Android Smartphones
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced that Panasonic Corporation, the largest consumer electronics manufacturer in Japan, has selected Red Bend’s vLogix Mobile™ solution for Mobile Virtualization to provide security and private content protection for Android smartphones. Panasonic will use Red Bend’s solution in smartphones manufactured by Panasonic Mobile Communications for deployment worldwide. This solution prevents unauthorized access to private content, such as pictures, videos, documents and emails, in the event smartphones are lost.
Using Red Bend’s vLogix Mobile, Panasonic has combined Android and a secure Linux operating system to deliver a new level of embedded privacy and content protection to the Android user experience. vLogix Mobile is the industry’s leading Mobile Virtualization solution, licensed by more manufacturers to virtualize more smartphones and connected devices than all other Mobile Virtualization products combined. The solution uses a Type-1 mobile hypervisor to allow multiple operating systems to run simultaneously, separately and securely on the same hardware platform.
“Red Bend’s innovative Mobile Virtualization solution has enabled Panasonic to make Android smartphones more secure for mobile consumers by creating a protected folder for consumer data that is completely separate from the Android OS,” said Kazuo Kajimoto, Digital & Network Technology Development Center Director of Panasonic. “Panasonic mobile consumers around the world will have peace of mind knowing their private content will remain safe in case their smartphone is lost. We are extremely pleased to continue our trusted collaboration with Red Bend to make the mobile user experience continuously better.”
Yoram Salinger, CEO of Red Bend Software, said, “Today’s announcement with Panasonic for Mobile Virtualization deepens our close partnership with Panasonic that began in 2010. From protecting smartphone content to managing tablet software over the air, Red Bend is enabling Panasonic to deliver innovative solutions for mobile consumers through market-leading Mobile Software Management and Mobile Virtualization products and world-class engineering support.”
About Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.
About Red Bend Software
Red Bend® Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, makes mobile devices and services continuously better in a rapidly changing world. Red Bend is the only company that provides standards-based products and solutions for software management, device management and mobile virtualization that work on any mobile phone and connected device uniformly, efficiently and securely over the air. Red Bend enables its customers to stay competitive in a fast-moving market by helping them deliver high-value services on an increasing number of connected devices with growing software complexity. More than 80 leading device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies worldwide trust Red Bend with their most important assets — the mobile and connected devices their consumers depend on.