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Good Technology’s Good for Enterprise MDM software has achieved the highest certification level recognised internationally under the Common Criteria security program.

Mobile device management (MDM) package Good for Enterprise has been certified at Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 Augmented (EAL4+).

Common Criteria assesses the design and implementation of security-sensitive products and provides assurance that the specification, implementation, and evaluation of each solution have been thoroughly analysed. It is frequently specified for products that are deployed in environments handling sensitive government data.

“Good for Enterprise (GFE) is the only cross-platform mobile collaboration product to achieve EAL4+, and the only one to meet this level of certification on either iOS or Android. We have it on both,” said Dr Nicko van Someren, Good’s CTO.

“Leveraging an application containerisation model, GFE allows organisations of all sizes to securely manage data and devices, and accelerate day one employee productivity with secure email, calendar information, contact details, document data and browser access.”

The product has been endorsed by a leading local user of Good’s products – Al Blake, CIO the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. "The EAL4+ certification for Good for Enterprise confirms the security integrity of the solution and gives us the confidence to roll out deployment across our government department,” said Blake.

“We have already seen vast productivity and efficiency improvements with the use of Good for Enterprise as it allows end-users to bring their preferred device, minimises the IT support overhead and still maintains the strong security boundary we require around government information. The deployment has been an overwhelming success and has significantly increased staff connectivity and workplace flexibility.”

Gavin Jones, general manager of Good in Australia and New Zealand, told iTWire: “Common Criteria certification incorporating both iOS and Android platforms builds on our existing local endorsement by the Australian Defence Signals Directorate to protect iOS devices for use with information up to Protected level.

“With this new certification, government and private enterprise can now confidently incorporate both iOS and Android devices into their mobile strategy. Common Criteria also aligns with the expectations of Australian Government departments and provides them with additional assurance to take their mobility strategies to the next level, such as mobilising business workflows.”

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Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.

 

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