Microsoft selects Good Technology as its Windows Phone 7.5 Preferred Partner Solution for Secured Encrypted Mobile Email. The new foreged strategic application partnership will provide Googd's FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption for end-to-end mobile messaging for the Windows Phone platform to enable secured accessing of corporate data using Good for Enterprise.
With these powerful security technologies, businesses will be able to offer employees even more choice when supporting 'bring-your-own-device' (BYOD) environments.
The Good for Enterprise solution is targeted for commercial availability for Windows Phone devices in early Q2 2012 and will be distributed as an application, available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
With the heavy presence of Android-based devices and iPhone in the consumer market, Microsoft's strategy to target the enterprise market is important to create mindshare in the enterprise. This strategy particularly is important with the already establish that Microsoft has in the enterprise with the Office productivity suite, its operating system, and the managing enterprise services that includes SharePoint and Office365.
Good Technology already offers similar solutions for iPads, iPhones and Android phones. Good claims that half the Fortune 100 companies are among its enterprise customers.
"Good Technology is a leader in providing encrypted email access to enterprise employees. This is why we selected Good as our Windows Phone 7.5 preferred partner solution for secured, encrypted mobile messaging. With its help we can now extend the Windows Phone experience by adding powerful security technologies to enterprise email, enabling busy professionals to stay connected and productive," said Tom Trinneer, director of Product Management, Windows Phone Division, Microsoft.