Motorola Solutions, Inc. has invested in mobile security, compliance and risk management solutions provider Fixmo, which provides products such as Fixmo Sentinel and Fixmo SafeZone which help organizations manage their secure mobile devices, maintain system integrity, protect their corporate data and prove policy compliance.
The investment from Motorola Solutions will be used to bolster the company’s research and development activities and market expansion in a world where mobile security for the enterprise is becoming more important.
"Police departments, federal agencies, hospital employees and a wide range of business professionals are sharing increasing amounts of sensitive information from their mobile devices,” says Tony Palcheck, managing director of Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. “There is a growing imperative to ensure that these devices are compliant and in a high-integrity state. With a unique approach to mobile risk management, Fixmo products give organizations the confidence and audit trail they need to meet stringent compliance requirements whether they are in the public or private sector.”
Both companies expect the partnership to be beneficial. Representatives from Motorola expect it to enhance its security and data management products, while the investment from Motorola is expected to allow Fixmo to expand operations.
“We feel Fixmo’s product portfolio complements Motorola Solutions’ existing security offerings while providing data management features necessary for today’s demanding mobile environment,” says Brenda Herold, Corporate Vice President of Global ASTRO Products and Solutions at Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Rick Segal, CEO of Fixmo, adds. “We are thrilled to have Motorola Solutions as a strategic investor in Fixmo as we continue down the path of enabling IT organizations to embrace the full potential of mobile devices and apps without compromising on corporate security or compliance.”