Good Technology has announced enhanced enterprise support for Apple devices.
Available for iOS 4 and higher for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, it said that the option is now offered to securely manage and distribute enterprise apps, with mobile users able to view, download and receive updates to deployed enterprise apps.
Support has also been extended for Android 2.2 and higher. According to the company, this, combined with Good Mobile Messaging and Good Mobile Access, will enable IT to support both 'bring your own device' (BYOD) and company-owned device programs with a single, secure solution for messaging, intranet access and enterprise app distribution that does not require the deployment of a separate MDM platform or complex mobile VPN infrastructure.
John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Good Technology, said: “In the last six months alone, we've seen over 1,500 of our enterprise customers deploy new tablets like the iPad, iPad2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
“In many cases, these tablets are being purchased by the company itself and explicitly targeted for enterprise apps, such as Sales Force automation, point-of-sale apps and in support of ‘paperless office' green initiatives. This is making the secure and managed distribution of internally developed apps and corporate documents more important than ever.”