The 451 Group Declares Good Technology as the Leader in Mobile Device Management
Jan 07, 2014 | Sunnyvale, CA
Recent survey confirms Good for Enterprise is the most in-use and piloted cross-platform solution in wake of BlackBerry decline
Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced that The 451 Group has recognized Good Technology as the leading mobile device management (MDM) vendor, with the largest number of in-use, piloted, and planned implementations, based on a recent survey. The report explains that as device diversity continues and BlackBerry sales are on the decline, organizations are turning to Good to develop their mobile strategies and put a scalable, cross-platform security mobility solution in place.
Most often the first step in a company’s mobile journey is MDM, as it allows IT organizations to manage the overwhelming demand from employees to use the device of their choice. The issue with using MDM alone is that it does little to secure the data on the device. Good’s approach to enabling customers’ mobility strategies is different. Good for Enterprise® offers secure day one productivity, including email, calendar, contacts, tasks and secure browser, in addition to complete MDM capabilities, all for five dollars per user per month. Customers can also upgrade to the full Good Collaboration Suite, which adds secure access and sync of SharePoint and file server documents and collaboration through secure instant messaging.
"As demand for mobility within the enterprise continues to accelerate, and IT spending remains under pressure, the bar will continue to raise for vendors in this space to deliver proven solutions that can provide real security, while retaining device flexibility and a great user experience," said Christy Wyatt, CEO of Good Technology. “Good has been the leader in providing innovative solutions to global organizations while helping them to drive secure mobility more broadly across their user base, and more cost effectively, empowering users on the devices they love."
“451’s recently-released 16th information security study provided focus to the challenges of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model and how it is diversifying the enterprise device population, noting that non-company devices are connecting to the corporate network at twice the rate of company issued ones making device management cumbersome and difficult,” said Daniel Kennedy, Research Director, Information Security & Network Practices, 451 Group. “As evidenced by our data, companies are looking beyond traditional mobile management solutions to more flexible mobility offerings, and today Good Technology is the leading ‘in use’ choice amongst survey respondents for mobile device management.”
The report also acknowledges that “data protection is at the forefront of information security roadmaps, and MDM is one of many technologies that support enterprise risk management.” Good’s comprehensive product portfolio comprised of Good for Enterprise, the Good Collaboration Suite and the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, as well as a deep ecosystem of ISV applications, allows organizations to grow and scale as their mobility needs evolve beyond just MDM.
The full report is available here. For more information on the Good Secure Mobility Solution, please visit: http://www1.good.com/secure-mobility-solution/mobile-device-management.html.
About Good Technology
Good Technology is the innovation leader in secure mobility solutions; enabling business to move freely and engage at the edge. Good’s comprehensive solution consists of a secure mobility platform, a suite of collaboration applications, and a broad third-party application and partner ecosystem that unlocks your mobile potential. More than 5,000 organizations in 130 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, and aerospace and defense. Learn more at www.good.com.
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