RIM to beef up security on Android

Amid bad press that Android is an unsafe operating system, BlackBerry producer Research In Motion (RIM) announced that it would be launching a new “Mobile Fusion device management software” in Q1 2012. The piece of software in question would allow for corporate IT staff to monitor rules for passwords, apps, and software across iOS and AndroidOS.

Features like remote wipe, remote lock, and other features from RIM’s arsenal are set to be included. RIM has also made clear that Mobile Fusion would sit with BlackBerry Enterprise Servers (BES), behind corporate firewalls.  The main motivating factor for the launch may have much to do with RIM bleeding customers who are making the switch to smartphones of the iOS and Android variety.

via Reuters

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