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Good Delivers Handheld Security with Good Mobile Defense

Posted on 8-Nov-2005 09:16 | Filed under: News

Good Technology, Inc. is extendeding its mobile security and management product family with the addition of Good Mobile Defense. Good Mobile Defense broadens GoodLink's end-to-end security model on the handheld to protect third party applications and handheld features with the same level of security and manageability offered on its GoodLink and GoodAccess products.

Good Mobile Defense provides protection of sensitive data across a variety of handheld platforms including Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm OS, and Symbian. By using Good Mobile Defense, GoodLink, and GoodAccess, enterprises will be able to ease IT administration and enforce compliance with corporate security policies and government regulations such as GLB, SB-1386, and HIPAA.

The software offers an Advanced Password Management, including protective action after excessive failed password attempts, protection for standard and third party passwords, and the enablement of temporary administrative passwords.
Application Lockdown, including the ability to set and manage application "white lists" and application launch approval.
Handheld Feature Control, including the ability to disable data transfer ports such as Bluetooth, Wifi or HotSync, and the ability to lock down handheld features such as cameras, microphones and speakers.

With Advanced Encryption Management, the platform provides options to control the encryption of native handheld memory, storage cards, and specific applications, using AES 256, Blowfish 64, 128 or 512.

Data Erase gives the IT administration the option to delete data in memory after excessive failed password and authentication attempts, as well as remote wipe of all handheld applications.

Good's Secure Over The Air technology enables IT to set and enforce all of these policies wirelessly, without having to touch the device, for lower handheld computing TCO. In addition, IT can use Good Mobile Defense in conjunction with GoodLink Compliance Manager to ensure that prerequisite applications such as McAfee's Mobile VirusScan are present on handhelds before corporate data is transmitted.

Good Mobile Defense builds upon GoodLink's end-to-end Network Operations Center (NOC) -based security solution, protecting information assets from the enterprise perimeter, through data transport, down to the handheld. Good's Secure Transport Service (GSTS), which provides 24x7 data monitoring, service and support, offers a layer of security and information delivery insurance that enterprises require.

Good Mobile Defense will be available in January 2006 as a stand alone product and as an extension to GoodLink and GoodAccess.

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