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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 05:30

Blackberry to acquire Good Technology

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Enterprise mobile device vendor BlackBerry has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire mobile security provider Good Technology.

Good Technology is a mobile security provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company says it has more than 5,000 enterprise customers worldwide in industries such as financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, energy and utilities, legal, government, and technology.

According to Blackberry, the acquisition means that Good will be a part of BlackBerry’s strategy to offer customers the most complete, end-to-end solution that secures the entire mobile enterprise – across all platforms.

“Enhanced by Good, BlackBerry will expand its ability to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with applications for any mobile device on any operating system – supported with security that has been certified by governments around the world embedded in every component of the mobility infrastructure,” the company said in a statement.

“Good’s technology will integrate with BlackBerry’s enterprise portfolio and trusted global network.

“The BlackBerry product platform and Good Dynamics Platform are very complementary – which is why combining them makes so much sense. BlackBerry’s leadership in MDM, application management and secure connectivity combined with Good’s leadership in mobile containers, productivity suite, service management and SDKs will create a higher-value product stack with the capability to expand well beyond EMM collaboration and application enablement. Our complementary capabilities will provide the most comprehensive mobile platform in the market and deliver more value to your organisation.

“With BlackBerry’s growing portfolio of value added services, we have the most secure platform for mobile communications with the broadest portfolio of services that includes secure voice and messaging, enterprise identity and virtual SIM, just to name a few.

“This portfolio will be enhanced with the addition of more than 2,000 ISV and custom apps that are supported by Good on Good Dynamics and through its partner program.”

Blackberry expects the transaction to be completed in the company’s 2016 fiscal third quarter, which ends in late November. It is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.


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Stan Beer

 

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

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