Divide is a device management solution for iOS and Android that can ensure the security of corporate data on employees’ smartphones and tablets, even if those devices are not company-owned. The client application, freely available to download from iTunes and Google Play, creates a segregated, encrypted memory area on devices, and loads a number of applications into that secure area including an email client and contact, calendar and task applications. A phone dialler and SMS application is also included not to mention integration with popular enterprise cloud application providers such as Box.
To access the “workspace”, a PIN or unlock pattern must be entered, distinct from the device’s own unlock security settings.
All data created by these applications is also stored in the secure, encrypted memory area. Should the device be lost or stolen, or the employee leave the company, the contents of the Divide “workspace” can be remotely erased via Exchange ActiveSync, removing all data and applications, without touching any of the personal data stored on the device. This functionality is similar to RIM’s BlackBerry Balance feature.