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June 23, 2010

Good Technology Releases iPhone Management Enterprise Solution

By Marisa Torrieri, TMCnet Editor

Good Technology has announced the release of its iPhone (News - Alert) Management offering to provide "whole device" and compliance management for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Good's iPhone Management offering is part of the Good for Enterprise-iPhone solution and includes a built-in Compliance Manager function. This new offering is designed to help IT administrators more easily define and distribute configuration profiles and enforce compliance policies for Apple devices using the same Web-based Good Mobile Control console that also manages their other Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian (News - Alert) devices.

"Good for Enterprise allows IT decision makers to embrace the fast growing 'Bring Your Own Device' trend by combining the security, management and control that IT requires with the device choice and exceptional messaging and collaboration experience that end users demand," said John Herrema, chief marketing officer for Good, in a press statement. "By adding the iPhone Management and Compliance Manager functions to Good for Enterprise, Good is making it easier than ever for IT to secure and manage its entire mobile deployment without having to invest in additional hardware, management servers, or other costly infrastructure."  

With its enhanced management and compliance features, Good for Enterprise allows IT administrators to control exactly which iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, OS versions, and Good client versions are allowed to access their network while preventing non-compliant devices from accessing enterprise networks, applications and data.
"Enterprise mobility management plays an essential role in capturing the operational efficiencies and productivity benefits enabled by a successful mobile initiative" said Andrew Borg, senior research analyst, wireless & mobility, Aberdeen (News - Alert) Group. "We see a growing number of enterprises permitting their employees to choose mobile devices from a variety of platforms, including iPhone. Combined with the rise in employee-owned devices used for work purposes, this underscores the need for comprehensive multi-platform support, along with strong compliance management and enforcement."

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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