Moto offloads Good Tech unit


Motorola has offloaded mobile email unit Good Technology to push email platform provider Visto for an undisclosed fee.

Visto said it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Good Technology from Motorola, bolstering Visto’s status as push email provider to mobile network operators and handset vendors.

The deal is expected to complete at the end of the month.

“This transaction is in the best interest of our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Motorola enterprise mobility solutions president Gene Delaney.

“Visto’s acquisition of Good will allow Motorola to continue to concentrate on providing best-in-class business-critical applications, secure management platforms and mobility services that empower the individual with the right information at the right time to streamline business processes and improve results.”

Visto chief executive Brian Bogosian said: “This transaction marks another important milestone in Visto’s emergence as a worldwide leader for mobile access to applications and content, especially messaging and collaboration data. Good’s robust enterprise and government solution will complement Visto’s strong operator presence in business and consumer markets.”

“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.”

Good Technologyoffers wireless messaging, mobile VPN data access, device management and handheld security for enterprise customers worldwide