General Dynamics Adds Mobile Security Firm to Broadband Subsidiary; Chris Marzilli Comments

Chris Marzilli, General Dynamics

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has acquired mobile security firm Open Kernel Labs Inc. for an undisclosed amount of cash,  the company announced Monday.

General Dynamics Broadband, a subsidiary of the C4 Systems business unit, will absorb Open Kernel, which produces software already operating on more than 1.6 billion government and commercial devices, according to the announcement.

Open Kernel works to secure mobile devices through virtualization software, applications and content and can separate corporate data and applications from personal data stored on the same mobile device.

General Dynamics said it will leverage these “Defense-grade” commercial solutions to expand its secure mobile device offerings for public safety, civilian, military and commercial customers.

“Government and corporate CIOs want the advantages of today’s commercial mobile devices without having to sacrifice the integrity and security of their networks, ” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, in a release.

General Dynamics first formed its Broadband subsidiary when it acquired IPWireless in June.

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