If you’re one of millions of users who relies on one of Good Technology’s many leading enterprise apps and you’re concerned about being able to update to iOS 7 on Wednesday, don’t worry: Good’s got you covered. The company on Tuesday announced that its entire suite of enterprise applications for Apple’s mobile platform will be compatible with iOS 7 beginning Wednesday when iOS 7 is released to the public. That includes Good for Enterprise, Good Connect and Good Share. Good said it will also make use of iOS 7’s new enterprise features to offer enhanced restriction controls, enterprise single sign-on support and configuration and policy management for MDM-managed applications. Apple’s new iOS 7 software will become available to the public on Wednesday, and BGR’s full review of iOS 7 can be found here. Good’s full press release follows below.
Good Technology is First Secure Mobility Provider to Deliver Enterprise Collaboration and Productivity for iOS 7
Extends security, capabilities and access to a wide-range of iOS7 apps through ISV partner ecosystem
Sunnyvale, CA – September 18, 2013 – Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced comprehensive support for Apple iOS 7. The company is the only secure mobility provider to offer full iOS 7 support across its entire suite of applications, including Good for Enterprise®, Good Connect™ and Good Share™, the day iOS 7 is available. Good customers will be able to upgrade to iOS 7 without any delays in service, exposure of data or compromised security. Good has also rolled out iOS 7 support for its rich ecosystem of custom and partner applications built on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. As a result, Good is also announcing the availability of a wide range of iOS 7-compatible, secured by Good apps, including those from Autonomy, Box, Branchfire/iAnnotate, SplashTop and Webalo.
In addition, Good will leverage the extended set of Apple mobile device management (MDM) capabilities available in iOS 7 to enable functions such as extended restriction controls, enterprise SSO and configuration and policy management for MDM-managed apps. Good will also support the enhanced Volume Purchase Program (VPP) making it easy for businesses to deploy these iOS 7-compatible apps at enterprise scale while still retaining full ownership and control over app licenses.
“Today enterprise mobility is all about balancing data security and user productivity. At Good Technology, we’re focused on helping customers achieve this balance as quickly and easily as possible,” said Christy Wyatt, president and chief executive officer of Good Technology. “Today’s support for iOS 7 is an example of that approach. By securing entire workflows, facilitating the development of numerous iOS 7-compatible enterprise apps, and simplifying management of iOS 7 within the types of diverse mobile environments typical today, Good is uniquely enabling enterprises to truly embrace iOS 7 as part of their mobilization strategy.”
The Good Secure Mobility Solution complements and extends the security features of iOS 7. The new OS introduces functionality designed to benefit business users, including built-in MDM and application encryption, which help secure the device itself as well as native iOS 7 apps. But, in an enterprise environment, where data is moved between apps as part of a business workflow, app-to-app security is essential. This is often the missing link in an organization’s mobile strategy and, if not addressed, can result in significant security challenges and data loss. Good is the only secure mobility provider that can secure customer data in transit between apps with its patent-pending application-to-application encrypted tunneling technology.
“While iOS 7 has made significant headway in terms of hardening the security capabilities of the device and operating system, there are still gaps in some of the native apps that may leave enterprise data open to vulnerabilities,” said Jim Lundy, founder and CEO of Aragon Research. “Having a solution that provides IT with a single secure and easy way to effectively manage the mixture of corporate-liable and personal devices and applications present in their organization—across all platforms—while having total control over the data that travels through enterprise apps, is a huge benefit for any organization.”
Good provides consistent app security and management across all platforms, including Android and Windows 7 environments, as well as iOS. In a BYOD era, organizations are going to adopt iOS 7 as part of a cohesive mobilization strategy that encompasses multiple operating systems, devices, third party and custom apps. Good helps IT managers more easily manage security policies across platforms, ensuring data is secure regardless of the device, environment, application or workflow a user has chosen.
“As mobile continues to advance the way we work, businesses need to let workers maximize their own effectiveness, while protecting enterprise data and systems,” continued Lundy. “Mobile security providers that deliver an easy-to-use solution with an ecosystem of secure app-to-app workflows that can help shape and transform employee, customer and partner interactions will be well positioned to meet the needs of today’s fast growing market.”
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