Good Technology Announces General Availability of Good for Enterprise 6.0
• Expands beyond email to deliver an integrated platform for security, device management, and applications access
• Includes support for iPhone
CTIA Wireless 2009, Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 2009 —Good Technology today announced the general availability of Good for Enterprise™ 6.0—a core component of Good Works™. Good Works opens new possibilities for enterprises, government, and individuals to maximize their business and personal productivity by securely and easily giving them instant mobile access to the data, applications, and services they use every day on their device of choice. Good Works is comprised of Good for Enterprise, Good for Government™, and Good for You™.
Good for Enterprise 6.0 includes the new Good Mobile Control™, Good Mobile Access™ and enhancements to Good Mobile Messaging™. Good Mobile Control offers device management and security through a unified, browser-based console that allows IT to monitor mobile devices at any time, from any location, including the iPhone and other devices based on Windows Mobile, Symbian Series 60, Palm platforms. In addition, Good Mobile Access provides a managed mobile virtual private network (VPN) service that gives employees secure, always-on access to corporate applications behind the firewall without requiring IT to invest time or money in proprietary SDK development.
“Organizations deploying mobile solutions seek to balance the always-on needs of the end-user and the stringent security requirements of IT,” said Stephen Drake, program vice president with IDC. “Enterprises are looking for mobile enterprise software platforms that deliver easy-to-use corporate application access, adhere to critical security requirements, and reduce the system management burden for IT staff.”
Good Mobile Control Provides Security and Management on Any Device,
From Any Location
In an increasingly mobile world, today’s IT managers are faced with the
daunting task of ensuring that employee smartphones are secured and meet corporate policies. A moment of downtime or a misplaced device can lead to decreased productivity and an administrative headache for both the mobile employee and IT.
Good Mobile Control offers one central place to manage devices, security policies, data access and applications. Instead of dealing with multiple desktop applications and command line interfaces, they can provision devices, set policies, deploy software over-the-air (OTA), and troubleshoot issues from a single Web-based administration portal. Good Mobile Control improves response times because organizations can seamlessly manage their entire mobile device fleet from any location.
Good Mobile Control also provides a bird’s eye view of an enterprise’s entire mobile deployment, with the ability to drill down into individual devices in granular detail. This is done through a management dashboard that reveals the number of mobile devices by operating system and Good servers. IT managers can also filter users by policies applied to the mobile device, mobile OS or Good server. Once a filtered list is created, bulk actions can be easily applied, such as making policy changes or deploying software. All of this ensures a hassle-free experience for administrators.
“Good for Enterprise 6.0 is a winning release. The new web-based Good Mobile Control provides a huge productivity increase for my staff since we can now manage the Good server and users anywhere there's a browser,” said Jason Warmby, IT Director for Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, a leading construction company based in California. “Good for Enterprise 6.0 also greatly improves the provisioning process so our cell phone administrator can easily deploy devices on her own, freeing the rest of our IT staff to work on other projects.”
Good Mobile Access Delivers Secure, Reliable Access to Applications
As smartphones become increasingly more powerful and wireless networks continue to proliferate, mobile employees are demanding access to more than just corporate email. Good Mobile Access enables secure, reliable access to behind-the-firewall applications and corporate data from employee smartphones. This mobile managed connectivity gives users secure access to corporate instant messaging such as Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communicator, corporate intranets and portals like Microsoft Sharepoint, and other horizontal and vertical applications.
With Good Mobile Access, IT managers can simply and securely mobilize corporate functions such as unified communications, remote IT management, and field service applications to Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 smartphones. Since Good Mobile Access leverages industry standard protocols, proprietary SDK development isn’t required to develop and deploy mobile applications.
“Web 2.0 tools used to be consumer focused, but over time we’ve seen a sharp rise in enterprise demand. Socialtext’s wiki-centric social software allows enterprises to improve team communications and knowledge sharing -- and our partnership with Good Technology brings this collaborative environment to mobile device users,” said Ross Mayfield, CEO and co-founder of Socialtext. “This makes the smartphone experience more engaging and increases productivity by providing employees with secure access at the point of business.”
Enhanced User Experience with Good Mobile Messaging 6.0
Good Mobile Messaging 6.0 continues to improve the mobile messaging experience with new features designed to enable business users to get things done more easily and to provide greater personalization options. New features include voice-activated dialing when the device is password protected, sharing RSS news feeds with the integrated Good Mobile News feature, and scheduled email synchronization intervals, improving battery life.
Broad Device Support
With Good for Enterprise 6.0, IT can secure and manage a broad range of enterprise-class mobile devices across platforms such as Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1, Symbian Series S60, Palm, and iPhone. Good Mobile Messaging and Good Mobile Control support the Nokia E71, HTC Touch Pro, the Samsung i780, the Palm Treo Pro and many other devices from carrier resellers such as AT&T Wireless, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Telstra and O2.
“In the past, enterprises were forced to compromise when it came to their mobility solutions,” said John Herrema, Vice President & CMO of Good Technology. “Good for Enterprise 6.0 strikes the perfect balance, offering an integrated enterprise solution that gives users a rich messaging experience while enabling enterprises to secure, control, manage and provide application access across a broad range of devices, providing greater choice and flexibility.”
Good for Enterprise 6.0 is available now through certified value-added resellers, carrier reseller partners, and directly through Good Technology. The software and service support a broad range of smartphones and both IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange email systems.
Good Mobile Messaging 6.0 has a fully localized user interface for French, Italian, German, Spanish, and simplified and traditional Chinese languages. Complete reading and writing are also possible for Japanese, Korean and Chinese pending smartphone device character capability.
For more information about Good Works and Good for Enterprise 6.0, please visit Good Technology.
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