Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, announced all enterprise mobility management (EMM) suites, including the Good apps and Good Dynamics Platform, are iOS 8 ready, as well as support for new iOS 8 mobile device management (MDM) capabilities. As the first to deliver same-day support for iOS 7 last year, Good customers are able to upgrade to iOS 8 without any disruption in service, exposure of data or compromised security.
Good’s iOS 8 support spans its entire set of applications, including the recently announced Good secure mobile collaboration app, Good for Enterprise®, Good Access™, Good Connect™, Good Share™, Good for Salesforce1, Good Pro™, as well as the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform. Additionally, Good has enabled iOS 8 support for the more than 1,300 custom apps built on the platform and, through its rich ecosystem of ISV partners, offers immediate availability of a range of iOS 8-ready Good-secured apps.
“Changes in enterprise mobility shouldn’t increase business costs, impact user productivity or compromise on security,” said Christy Wyatt, chairman and chief executive officer at Good Technology. “Our immediate support for iOS 8 across the Good product portfolio and our ISV ecosystem allows customers to seamlessly upgrade and ensure mobile business continuity, while reducing IT costs.”
Good delivers a consistent user and IT experience across all platforms, such as iOS 8, Android and Windows, effectively lowering IT costs. Good allows IT departments to consistently protect apps and data, regardless of device ownership (BYOD or corporate-liable), platform or type of management model (MDM-managed or not). With the latest updates, Good makes it easy for IT to support the latest iOS 8 MDM capabilities, such as new restrictions, the new device enrollment process, managed domains and always-on VPN. There is no server upgrade required, and with most end-user devices configured for auto-update of their apps, the shift to iOS 8 will be transparent.
“iOS 8, which currently commands a significant share of the enterprise, has added new security, productivity and device management features to further facilitate use of Apple devices in a business context. At the same time, the mobile OS landscape in the enterprise is becoming increasingly heterogeneous,” said Jim Lundy, founder and chief executive officer, Aragon Research. “What’s needed is a single solution that provides IT with the ability to consistently secure business apps and data on corporate liable and personal devices, across all OS platforms, but without necessarily requiring management of the device or forcing users to give up their privacy.”
Good’s approach complements the controls offered by iOS 8, and ensures device-independent FIPS-validated encryption with an additional layer of security for data in apps. It also enables businesses to safeguard corporate data without compromising user privacy. A pioneering shared-services framework, with a range of readily available services, allows developers to more quickly build next generation apps that give users innovative business-friendly workflows, such as in the Good secure mobile collaboration app. Additionally, unique mobile service management, which provides the reliability and support businesses need to avoid the outages and cost overruns, combined with easy configuration and cloud-based deployment, provide better manageability at lower cost.
Good has published a comprehensive set of resources to help IT organisations understand the changes coming with iOS 8, including:
- Attend the webinar, Managing Mobility in an iOS 8 World, on September 23rd at 9:00 AM PDT with live experts
- Read the Blog: Integrating the latest iOS 8 MDM and productivity enhancements
To learn more about Good’s support of iOS 8, please visit here.