Motorola releases secure management tool for Android devices
- By Greg Crowe
- Mar 12, 2013
Federal agencies need secure voice and data connections for their wireless networks and mobile devices. Motorola has recently decided to get into the mobile device management (MDM) business with its Assured Mobile Environment (AME) 2000.
This software suite provides end-to-end encrypted communications through private or public wireless networks on Android devices. AME provides secure voice over IP with FIPS 140-2 certified virtual private network connections and uses the National Security Agency’s Suite B IP security. It also uses 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, the company said.
Lately most agencies are looking to secure their mobile enterprise as opposed to just the devices. AME 2000 will allow network administrators to centrally manage encryption keys as well as other MDM-related tasks.
“Secure mobility is among the U.S. government’s top technology priorities,” said Paul Mueller, vice president of Motorola Solutions’ U.S. Federal Government Markets Division. “The AME 2000 features a familiar Android-based OS experience with layered security, device management and applications that comply with federal guidelines.”
For agencies with Android devices in their BYOD environment, secure communication is crucial. AME 2000 gives managers another option.
Greg Crowe is a former GCN staff writer who covered mobile technology.