Good Technology announced two new products today, flowing from their Copiun acquisition, that give employees more ways to collaborate on the go, expanding beyond email to instant messaging and file sharing.
In September, Good announced its acquisition of Copiun, as a bold move into the collaboration space. The Copiun TrustShare product has been re-branded as Good Share, which will enable file sharing within Good Technology's secure environment.
Good Share allows workers to collaborate and gives IT the option of requiring a five-digit passcode. It also uses military-grade AES encryption for transmitting and storing data. There's also an option to erase stored documents automatically through a connection timeout or remote wipe.
Good also announced an instant messaging service called Good Connect, so employees can send instant messages to co-workers while on the road, or email them directly if they are not online. Basically, when employees are in Good, Good wants them to stay there (for good).
Chris Webber, a senior product marketing manager at Good, said that even he has his own iPhone, so Good supports the BYOD trend.
Webber said when the mobile devices aren't secure, IT folks are worried because of the app store and different applications that can be downloaded onto the devices, especially when workers are trying to do work in Dropbox and Evernote.
"They are seeing all they need to do is get out in front of this and provide an end-to-end workflow, to get back into the drivers seat and extend their understanding of network security across 3G and 4G networks," Webber said.
It's the difference between enabling a BYOD solution and not. It's not just for email and documents, but extends to instant messages, Webber said, and with all the new collaboration tools available through Good, IT folks can take charge again.
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