Good Mobile Defense Provides Comprehensive Security for Handheld Devices

2/16/2006 - Good Technology the leading provider of industry standards-based enterprise handheld computing software and service, has announced commercial availability of its first handheld security offering, Good Mobile DefenseTM. Good Mobile Defense brings enterprise class security to all aspects of the handheld including third party applications, external storage cards, and handheld features such as WiFi and Bluetooth. With Good Mobile Defense, enterprises can comprehensively lockdown handhelds and ensure compliance with corporate security requirements.

"Good Mobile Defense gives me peace of mind knowing that the data my mobile workers carry on their handhelds is protected right down to the SD Card," said Claude Fossati, worldwide voice telecom manager, Thomson, Inc., a leading media and entertainment industry service and technology provider. "The fact that I can manage security policies centrally and push updates over-the-air makes the system complete."

Good Mobile Defense will provide complete device protection across a variety of handheld platforms, including Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm OS, and Symbian. The solution includes a desktop policy manager and client software, and provides:

When using Good Mobile Defense in conjunction with GoodLink’s Secure Over The AirTM (Secure OTATM) technology, IT can set and enforce mobile security policies wirelessly; because IT never has to touch the device, Good Mobile Defense delivers low handheld computing TCO. In addition, IT can use Good Mobile Defense’s Compliance ManagerTM to ensure that prerequisite applications such as McAfee’s Mobile VirusScan are present on handhelds before corporate data is transmitted.

"Good continues to provide us with all the components we need to make our wireless enterprise successful by offering a unified mobility platform including email, application access, and mobile security with strong central management," added Fossati. "Getting this all from one vendor that supports industry standards saves me the headache of looking for multiple solutions to meet my needs."

"An astonishing number of organizations with large fleets of mobile devices don’t have mobile security policies in place, and those that do have policies often do not have a mechanism to enforce them," said Rick Osterloh, VP Products, Good Technology. "Good Mobile Defense, combined with the end-to-end security of GoodLink, provides all the security of a locked-down system with the power and flexibility of industry standards."

Good Mobile Defense builds on Good Technology’s current enterprise security capabilities. GoodLink’s end-to-end Network Operations Center- (NOC) based security solution protects information assets from the enterprise perimeter, through data transport, down to the handheld. Good’s Secure Transport Service (GSTS), which provides 24x7 data monitoring, service and support, offers the ultimate layer of security and information delivery insurance that enterprises require.

About Good Technology Good Technology is the leader in enterprise handheld computing software and service, using industry standards to provide the corporate applications enterprises need on the handhelds they choose over the networks they prefer. The company’s GoodAccess and GoodLink products extend mission-critical enterprise applications--including Microsoft Exchange, Oracle, and Siebel--to mobile employees when and where they need them, using end-to-end AES encrypted, FIPS 140-2 certified security, and cradle-free, real-time synchronization. GoodLink and GoodAccess are combined enterprise software and service that run on a variety of devices and networks, freeing customers from vendor lock-in, and allowing maximum flexibility. Good Technology is located in Santa Clara, California. For more information call 1-866-7-BEGOOD and select the option for sales or send an e-mail.

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