Motorola today announced the upcoming availability of Good Mobility Suite version 6.0 which includes a new managed-service virtual private network (VPN) as well as an enhanced device management and security platform. Good 6.0, which will include Good Mobile Connection, Good Administration Center and Good Mobile Messaging, will provide organizations with more secure, seamless, and manageable mobile access to enterprise information and applications. Here is more info:
The new Good Mobile Connection is a managed-service VPN that is capable of delivering a seamless, managed data connection from mobile devices to data and applications behind the corporate firewall. Good?s existing trusted transport, which is currently used for Good Mobile Messaging, will now enable other enterprise applications and services, such as instant messaging, intranets and thick-client applications to securely connect with behind-the-firewall resources.
Good Mobile Connection provides a persistent network-agnostic connection via the Good Network Operations Center (NOC) to behind-the-firewall data and applications which improves the user experience for mobile workers. Organizations will now be able to deploy virtually any application leveraging standard TCP protocols over the Good Mobile Connection transport with no modifications or custom coding required. To guard against hacking or denial of service attacks, Good Mobile Connection allows IT to set granular restrictions on both the type and location of assets that can be accessed behind firewalls in addition to the device-level security capabilities provided in the Good Mobility Suite.
Unified Management with Good Administration Center The Good Administration Center will provide a unified environment for deploying and managing all Good applications, devices, security policies, and data access rights. This web console provides flexible access for IT personnel to manage devices from wherever they are. Good Administration Center also utilizes web services API?s that provide the ability to automate management operations and integrate with other third party management portals and processes.
Enhanced, Configurable User Experience with Good Mobile Messaging 6.0 Good Mobile Messaging 6.0 continues to improve the mobile experience with new features designed to enable business users to get things done more easily and to provide greater personalization options. Key new features include a customizable home screen, client API?s which allow third party applications to more easily inter-operate, and voice-activated dialing even when the device is password protected.
Good?s Architecture Simplifies and Reduces Costs of Mobilizing Enterprises Unlike competing solutions that require the installation, maintenance, and interoperability of multiple different servers in the enterprise, Good?s Network Operation Center (NOC)-based architecture simplifies life for IT. With Good 6.0 there is no need to install, upgrade, or maintain multiple components within an enterprise?s network and demilitarized zone (DMZ). The Good Mobility Suite is flexible and compatible with existing systems so that there is no need to upgrade or replace existing infrastructure.
Support from the Shop Floor to the Corner Office Good offers enterprise customers a broad range of mobile computing solutions from the shop floor to the corner office by supporting devices ranging from the MC35 and MC70 enterprise digital assistant (EDA) to the Motorola Q family, as well as a variety of other Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices from Palm, Samsung, HTC, and other manufacturers.
?Mobile messaging alone is no longer enough for today?s mobile enterprise. Although mobile messaging remains a killer application, enterprises need an end-to-end mobility platform that enables them to manage all of their critical mobile applications across Wi-Fi and WAN/cellular networks,? said Sue Forbes, senior director of product management and marketing, Motorola Good Technology Group. ?With Good 6.0, we will provide organizations the ability to simply and securely mobilize all segments of their business across a wide variety of devices, carriers, and networks.?
Availability Good 6.0 is expected to be available later in 2008 through certified value-added resellers as part of the Motorola PartnerSelect program, carrier reseller partners, and directly through Motorola Good Technology Group. The software and service will support a broad range of smartphones and will support both IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange email systems. For more information about Good 6.0, please go to www.motorola.com/good