Good Technology launches collaboration, Salesforce1 apps; authentication framework

Summary:Good Technology's moves come as mobile device management companies try to surround their core tools with content sharing and value-added apps.

Good Technology on Tuesday launched a series of cloud collaboration tools, a Salesforce1 app and an authentication framework.

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The news, which lands as Good is talking to customers in New York City, comes shortly after the company's initial public offering filing.

On the collaboration front, Good said its collaboration app, called Good, and Good Pro, a tool for work, are both generally available. The collaboration apps are designed to be contextual and offer secure email, messaging, contacts, calendar, and browsing tools.

Mobile device management companies are increasingly dipping into collaboration apps to offer a more complete mobile suite of products and add value to secure data containers. Good is available in beta on June 30 for on-premise deployments with cloud and hybrid offerings available at the end of 2014. Good Pro is now available for iOS and Android.

Good CEO Christy Wyatt said the apps are designed to appeal to both large enterprises as well as smaller ones.

Separately, Good said its Salesforce1 app is available. The move aims to meld mobile CRM with secure app connections to back-end data.

And finally, Good launched a trusted authentication framework to allow third-party software developers to tap into the company's ecosystem without integration for individual apps.

Early partners for Good's authentication framework include Biometrics Associates, EyeVerify, Intercede, MI-Token, and Precise Biometrics.

Wyatt said that the authentication framework is handy for customers using pure cloud implementations. "Once authenticated, all apps are single sign-on. We created the framework in response to demand," said Wyatt.

 

Topics: Mobility, Bring Your Own Device

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