LG announced today that the LG Optimus Vu is the first commercialized smartphone in the U.S. on the Verizon Wireless Network to offer Privacy and Business Virtualization. Privacy and Business Virtualization essentially divides the smartphone's operating system in half, creating a secure, IT-controlled environment for business applications, while leaving the end user's personal data and applications unchanged. The LG Optimus Vu: is the first of a new breed of enterprise-ready smartphones that offer the convenience of this secure, virtual work platform along with all the benefits of LG's exceptional mobile technologies and user-friendly UX features. Here's more info:
The Optimus Vu utilizes VMware in its collaborative effort, the LG Revolution for VMware Horizon Mobile.
Many of today's businesses implement a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy when it comes to mobile phones in the workplace. But having work information and applications on a personal device can represent a security risk, and also can make it challenging for the user to keep personal and business-related matters separate. LG's mobile device with P&B Virtualization provides a separate, secure virtual work environment that is accessible anywhere, anytime. Employing VMware Horizon Mobile, the LG Optimus Vu: allows users to run a second operating system, completely isolated from the one running on the device itself.
LG plans to introduce P&B Virtualization in more of its industry leading mobile devices in order to meet the growing demand for secure, business-friendly smartphones.