Beca Group IT Manager, Andy Shields, said the Good for Enterprise solution had secured data on a mix of company provisioned and personal devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Shields said that when Beca profiled its mobility strategy, the IT department found the biggest challenge was coping with the mix of company supplied and personally owned devices.
“Mobile device platforms have evolved over time, and this has created the BYOD challenge that most CIOs are grappling with today.
Shields also cited the challenges associated with employee privacy and convenience that are associated with BYOD, suggesting that employees did not want their IT department to have administrative access to personal content or “have their entire device wiped including all their baby photos and personal text messages.”
The Good for Enterprise solution was initially deployed last month by Beca on 200 Windows Phones, and progressively installed Good’s secure data container on a thousand smartphones and tablets in the APAC region, including New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, China and Indonesia.
The solution provides secure email, calendaring, Intranet and contacts along with mobile device management for iOS, Android and Microsoft Phone devices, and in contrast to stand-alone mobile device management solutions, the patented AES 192 end-to-end encryption infrastructure creates a military-grade secure data container on the device. It also lets organisations develop and manage their own enterprise app store.
“We realised it’s about protecting the company data and not about protection of the device itself. Having evaluated the market, Good for Enterprise was the only product that focused on mobile data management as opposed to device management,” Shields said.
“While satisfying our data protection objective, Good’s clear separation of corporate and personal data on the devices also means that employees can use a single device for both aspects of their lives.”