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Good Technology Becomes Full Member of GlobalPlatform

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Good Technology Becomes Full Member of GlobalPlatform to Help Standardize Mobile Device Security

29 April 2013 GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, today announced Good Technology™ is now a Full Member. Good™, the leader in secure enterprise mobility, will share its mobile identity and access management (IAM) expertise with GlobalPlatform to support the association’s drive towards standardizing mobile device security and enhancing secure mobility among enterprises.

Good joins the association to engage in GlobalPlatform’s work to develop and promote a standardized trusted execution environment* (TEE), an initiative that is continuing to gain market traction. Good will initially focus its attention on the Device Committee which is heading up GlobalPlatform’s work in this area.

“Mobile devices have quickly become a vital element in employee productivity and it’s crucial that enterprises have the technology to enable secure, collaborative working environments,” said Dr. Nicko van Someren, CTO at Good Technology. “By joining GlobalPlatform as a Full Member, Good is able to take an active role in developing the specifications that will further advance enterprise mobile security and workflow for today’s most popular mobile devices.”

As a Full Member, Good is also eligible to contribute to GlobalPlatform’s Card and System Committees, participate in the association’s market-focused task forces, as well as benefit from organizational and technical voting rights, with the option to run for a seat on GlobalPlatform’s Board of Directors.

“It is clear to see that GlobalPlatform is quickly becoming the de facto standard for TEE technology,” said Kevin Gillick, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform. “Not only is this evident in the industry’s adoption of our standards, but also in the people and companies that are keen to participate in our work. Support from the industry is essential for the future advancements of the technology and we therefore look forward to the participation of Good and the expertise that it will share.”

Dr. van Someren went on to add: “Through standardization of the TEE we can enable enterprises and government organizations to leverage mobile devices for business use without putting sensitive information at risk. Given our expertise in IAM, participation in GlobalPlatform is a natural extension of our goal to create a more collaborative and secure mobile computing ecosystem that can be used by enterprises to increase employee efficiency.”

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*The TEE is a secure area that resides in the main processor of a smartphone (or any smart connected device) and ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment.

About Good Technology
Good Technology transforms enterprises by mobilizing employees through secure, collaborative workflows. Good also empowers IT to protect and manage mobile apps, devices, and enterprise data. Good’s Secure Collaboration solutions include Good’s applications for email, PIM, browser, file sharing, instant messaging, as well as a broad ecosystem of third party applications. Good’s Enterprise Mobility Management Platform allows enterprises and ISVs to build, manage, analyze and secure mobile applications. Good Technology has delivered solutions to more than 3,800 organizations worldwide, including FORTUNE 100™, eight of the top 10 financial services, five of the top 10 healthcare, and leaders in retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, legal, and government.  Learn more at www.good.com.


About GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform is a cross industry, not-for-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications which facilitate the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology.  Its proven technical specifications are regarded as the international industry standard for building a trusted end-to-end solution which serves multiple actors and supports several business models.

The freely available specifications provide the foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.  The technology has been adopted globally across finance, mobile/telecom, government, healthcare, retail and transit sectors. GlobalPlatform also supports an open compliance program ecosystem to ensure the long-term interoperability of secure chip technology.

As a member-driven association with cross-market representation from all world continents, GlobalPlatform membership is open to any organization operating within this landscape.  Its 100+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces.  www.globalplatform.org

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