Announcing the acquisition, for an undisclosed price, Good Technology’s Jim Watson, Vice President and Corporate General Manager for the Asia pacific region, Jim Watson, said the acquisition of Copiun would accelerate and enhance the company’s ability to provide customers with more “high-value, business productivity capabilities that incorporate our commitment to data security.”
“Our mission at Good Technology is to deliver the best mobile enterprise app experience for the widest range of devices and platforms so our customers can securely collaborate and be more productive.”
A privately-held innovator in secure mobile collaboration, Copiun’s solutions allow mobile users to directly and securely access file shares, Microsoft SharePoint or other document stores from anywhere without a VPN connection or firewall reconfiguration.
Watson cited research by Forrester Research that two-thirds of North American and European employees indicated they work outside of their corporate office regularly, “meaning that business leaders need programs that will keep their staff productive while on-the-go.”
According to Watson, Good’s acquisition of Copiun enabled mobile workers to securely access, collaborate, sync and share file server and SharePoint documents using a personal (BYOD) or corporate-liable device.
Copiun co-founder and CEO, Puneesh Chaudhry, will join Good Technology’s leadership team, overseeing the TrustedShare product line.
Under the deal, Copiun personnel will become full-time employees of Good Technology and the Copiun headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts in the United States will become a Good Technology office.
The transaction is expected to close this month and is subject to customary closing conditions.