Android security partnership at MWC announcements of Panasonic and Red Bend Software

Monday, February 27th 2012. | Software News

en120227-3-1Panasonic wants you to feel secure in its gentle embrace, which is why it’s paired up with Massachusetts-based Red Bend Software to secure your cellphone’s personal data. Pointing to the open nature of Android as a weakness when it comes to device security, the partnership created a safe folder isolated from the operating system that is only accessible by password or smart card. The clever part is Red Bend were able to get vLogix Mobile Linux to work as an independently virtualized OS yet run at the same time as Android runs cleanly — with your personal data encrypted inside the ROM to prevent software reverse-engineering. The company isn’t saying how it’s planning to implement the feature or if it’ll be generally available, but if you’re looking for a safe place to store those confidential emails you should read all the gory details after the break.

Related For Android security partnership at MWC announcements of Panasonic and Red Bend Software