Good Offers Secure iOS Data Management Platform With Developer Partners [Mobile Management Month]

Good Offers Secure iOS Data Management Platform With Developer Partners [Mobile Management Month]

Good offers a complete platform for information security

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Although Good does provide device and app management, its primary focus is securing business data. To that end, the company effectively segregates all business information and documents on a device from a user’s personal content. To accomplish this Good’s iOS app delivers the same features as Apple’s Mail, Calendar, and Contacts apps – a move that ensures business messages event data are always secure. Good also includes a secure web browser and secure on-device document and data storage. The secure data store is sandboxed and can restrict users from copying data to unapproved apps as well as prevent such apps from accessing business documents or files.Good also provides a government agency solution that has been certified to meet various government and military standards for secure access including two-factor authentication.

Good leverages these technologies through a new solution called Good Dynamics that allows other companies, including mobile management vendor Boxtone who we profiled earlier in this series, to take advantage of Good’s secure data store. See our Good Dynamics coverage for more details.

Company: Good
Product(s): Good for Enterprise, Good for Government, Good Dynamics
Type of solution(s): device, app, and information management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: Android, Kindle Fire, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone

Licensing Model: perpetual licensing
Includes/Offers Maintenance Updates?: Included
Technical support options: 24/7

Deployment options: cloud service, on-premise software

Failover and load balancing options: supports server failover and load balancing

Scalability: supports multiple locations and location-specific administration

Directory system integration: Active Directory

Administrative tool options: web/cloud

Data export capabilities: device hardware, installed configuration profiles, usage tracking, installed apps

Expense management features: track current carrier

Device enrollment mechanism(s): website, iOS app
Support for secure/authenticated enrollment?: Yes
Security certificate features: Certificates for SCEP enrollment, Wi-Fi, VPN, secure on-device apps, two-factor authentication (optional)

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: remove passcode, lock, wipe, selective wipe of corporate data

App management options: push apps to device, enterprise app store with custom and public apps, Apple Volume Purchase Plan integration, app whitelist options, integrated platform for secure apps (Good Dynamics)

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Ryan FaasRyan Faas is a technology journalist and consultant living in upstate New York who has written extensively about Apple, business and enterprise IT, and the mobile industry. In addition to writing for Cult of Mac, he is a contributor to Computerworld, InformIT, and Peachpit Press. In a previous existence he was a healthcare IT director as well as a systems and network administrator. Follow Ryan on Twitter and Google +

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