Motorola dishes off Good Technology to Visto

Good was supposed to help Motorola extend its mobile computing capabilities, but these days the cell phone maker is focused on cleaning house.

This was originally published at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

Visto said Tuesday that it has acquired Good Technology from Motorola for an undisclosed amount.

Motorola acquired Good in November 2006 in a move to become a push e-mail player in the enterprise. At the time, Motorola said Good would "extend Motorola's mobile computing capabilities and increase the company's enterprise client base." However, Motorola has bigger problems on its hands. Job one is fixing its mobile unit, which is a plague infecting Motorola.

On Tuesday, Visto said Good transforms the company (statement). Visto provides mobile push synchronization software, while Good specializes in wireless messaging, mobile virtual networks, and handheld security.

Brian Bogosian, CEO of Visto, said in a statement:

As a result of this transaction, VISTO will now provide customers in over 100 countries an open, robust and secure mobile experience for enterprise customers, on over 400 different mobile devices. As a result of this transaction, VISTO will now provide customers in over 100 countries an open, robust and secure mobile experience for enterprise customers, on over 400 different mobile devices.

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