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Good Technology Enhances Enterprise Application Distribution and Mobile Device Management Support


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June 30, 2011

Good Technology Enhances Enterprise Application Distribution and Mobile Device Management Support

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Good Technology’s (News - Alert) customers can now get ready to avail more options to secure and manage the distribution of their most mission-critical enterprise applications, data, and documents. The leader in secure multiplatform enterprise mobility recently announced in a press release that it has enhanced Enterprise Application Distribution and Mobile Device Management (MDM) support for Apple iPhone (News - Alert), iPod touch, iPad, and Android-enabled devices in the company's flagship Good for Enterprise product. These features are available at no additional charge to all Good for Enterprise customers with a valid support and maintenance agreement.  

"In the last six months alone, we've seen over 1,500 of our enterprise customers deploy new tablets like the iPad, iPad2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy Tab," said John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Good Technology, in a press release. "In many cases, these tablets are being purchased by the company itself and explicitly targeted for enterprise apps, such as Sales Force Automation and Point-of-Sale apps, and in support of 'paperless office' green initiatives. This is making the secure and managed distribution of internally developed apps and corporate documents more important than ever."

With the new iOS 4 management features and added support for Android (News - Alert) 2.2, the companies will be able to support both Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and company-owned device programs with a single, secure solution for messaging, Intranet access, and enterprise app distribution that doesn't require the deployment of a separate MDM platform or complex mobile VPN infrastructure.

"Gartner (News - Alert) recently positioned Good in the 'Leader' category in its Mobile Device Management Software Magic Quadrant — because we are able to secure and manage virtually all of the devices employees most want to use for both work and play," said Dimitri Volkmann, vice president of products and markets at Good Technology. "These enhancements further strengthen our leading position in mobile security and device management."

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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