Google has been including features for business users for some time now, from Exchange support in Eclair to Google Calendar sync with Exchange, but Verizon is looking to take it even farther. Enter Good, which is a old-school company that offers "mobile security and control" for enterprise customers. The pair have teamed up to bring "Good for Enterprise - Android" to pretty much every Android phone on Verizon (the only phone not mentioned seems to be the Motorola Devour). The suite has two main components:
- Good Mobile Control: Security and device management features like remote wipe and data encryption
- Good Mobile Messaging: e-mail, calendar, and contacts syncing
This is a further sign that businesses are increasingly looking to move away from platforms like BlackBerry as Android becomes more present in the marketplace. We saw the same thing happen a couple years ago when the iPhone became a success, and now it is Android's turn at bat. Interested business users should check out Verizon's business page; everyone else can read the full press release after the break.
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon and Good Technology are making the popular lineup of Android devices enterprise-ready. The companies announced today Good for Enterprise – Android, a solution for smartphones running on the Android™ OS that provides business-grade security and full device management features to large customers.
Good for Enterprise – Android lets business customers harness the power of Android on the nation’s most reliable wireless network and provide corporate information technology security and control over devices throughout their workforces. CIOs and IT managers can deploy Android smartphones, such as DROID™ 2 by Motorola, DROID by Motorola, DROID X by Motorola, DROID Incredible by HTC, DROID ERIS™ by HTC, the LG Ally™, and the Samsung Fascinate™, throughout their organizations to extend Android’s powerful mobile communications capabilities to their workforces.
“The Good for Enterprise – Android solution gives our customers more choices when it comes to equipping their workforces with the wireless devices needed to keep business operating at full speed,” said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president – global enterprise marketing for Verizon. “Customers in health care and financial services will find the solution especially suited to their businesses because of the security features integrated into the solution.”
The Good for Enterprise – Android solution is based on two key components:
Good Mobile Control provides comprehensive mobile security and device management with over-the-air and on-device encryption of enterprise data, remote application password policies, and remote wipe of enterprise data across the entire mobile deployment.
Good Mobile Messaging delivers enterprise-class mobile e-mail and personal information management (PIM), including Calendar and Contacts.
“Good is excited to partner with Verizon to bring Good for Enterprise – Android to Verizon enterprise customers,” said John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy for Good Technology. “The combination of Verizon’s network, powerful Android devices from leading manufacturers, and Good’s enterprise-class solution for messaging and collaboration delivers the exceptional experience that users demand and the end-to-end management, security and control that enterprises require.”
Verizon offers wireless and wireline products and services that provide enterprise and government customers in a variety of industries with the networking capabilities they require to keep their organizations running at top speeds today and in the future. For more information about Verizon products and services for business, visit www.verizonwireless.com/business.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
Good Technology is mobile security and control that allows organizations to connect and collaborate on their devices of choice. Good opens new possibilities for enterprises, government agencies, and consumers to maximize personal and business productivity by providing secure and easy-to-use instant mobile access to data, applications and services on hundreds of mobile devices. For more information, visit the Good web site at www.good.com.
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