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Friday, September 4, 2015

BlackBerry to Acquire Good Technology for $425 million

BlackBerry agreed to acquire Good Technology for $425 million in cash.

Good Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California, offers a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. It claims 6,200 customers worldwide.

Blackberry said Good will bring complementary capabilities and technologies, including secure applications and containerization that protects end user privacy. With Good, BlackBerry will expand its ability to offer cross-platform EMM solutions that are critical in a world with varying deployment models such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD); corporate owned, personally enabled (COPE); as well as environments with multiple user interfaces and operating systems. Good has expertise in multi-OS management with 64 percent of activations from iOS devices, followed by a broad Android and Windows customer base.(1) This experience combined with BlackBerry’s strength in BlackBerry 10 and Android management – including Samsung KNOX-enabled devices – will provide customers with increased choice for securely deploying any leading operating system in their organization. The proven Good Dynamics platform provides app-level encryption, advanced data loss prevention and secure communication between applications. The platform has more than 2,000 independent software vendor and custom applications built today.

“By acquiring Good, BlackBerry will better solve one of the biggest struggles for CIOs today, especially those in regulated industries: securely managing devices across any platform. By providing even stronger cross-platform capabilities our customers will not have to compromise on their choice of operating systems, deployment models or any level of privacy and security,” said John Chen, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO. “Like BlackBerry, Good has a very strong presence in enterprises and governments around the world and, with this transaction, BlackBerry will enhance its sales and distribution capabilities and further grow its enterprise software revenue stream.”

Good’s technology will integrate with BlackBerry’s enterprise portfolio and trusted global network, creating a comprehensive management solution for all mobile devices that protects customers’ security and privacy. This holistic experience will provide customers with greater mobile enterprise productivity, including seamless integration of capabilities across multiple applications, including BBM, WatchDox, Good Work and other value added services.

https://www1.good.com/about/press-releases/BlackBerry-to-Acquire-Good-Technology.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Good Tech Acquires Macheen for BYOD App Insights

Good Technology, which specializes in secure mobility solutions, has acquired Macheen, a mobile cloud application service provider based in Austin, Texas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Good Technology said the acquisition extends its capabilities to provide customers with embedded corporate data plan support across business-required apps. Split-billing capabilities enable customers to tie data usage costs directly to the apps using that data, reducing regulatory risks associated with traditional mobile billing models.

"As BYOD deployments continue to become mainstream, our customers want to alleviate the risk and cost associated with rapidly increasing mobile regulations, tax liabilities and complexities around mobile reimbursement and corporate stipend programs, while at the same time carriers are looking to better serve their enterprise customers," said Christy Wyatt, chairman and chief executive officer, Good Technology. "By acquiring Macheen and its cloud-based offering, and coupling that with expanded carrier relationships, we will be securely and cost-effectively taking more friction out of deploying secure mobile apps and workflows - further positioning Good ahead of the industry in the race to democratize mobility."

"At Sprint, we have ripped out and replaced our entire 3G network and deployed 4G LTE in 488 cities to deliver a future-proof data experience for our customers," said Karen Freitag, vice president, wholesale and emerging solutions at Sprint. "Adding in the ability to deliver split billing capabilities through Macheen and now Good Technology, allows us to continue delivering a high-quality customer experience and further advances Sprint's position as the leader in enabling Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)."

http://www1.good.com/

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Good to Acquire Boxtone for Mobile Service Management

Good Technology agreed to acquire BoxTone, a privately held supplier of mobile service management solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The BoxTone mobility management platform for enterprises will be integrated into Good's portfolio to deliver a comprehensive end-to-end secure mobility solution.

The comprehensive combined solution provides unmatched functionality:

  • Secure email, contacts, calendar both on premise as well as in the cloud
  • Secure browsing
  • Secure instant messaging and presence,
  • Secure Sharepoint, network file and cloud storage access
  • Mobile device management
  • Mobile application management and analytics
  • Mobile content management
  • Mobile service management including BlackBerry migration tools
  • Custom secure app development tools: wrapping, SDK and hybrid support
  • Broad coverage across Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Mobile, Samsung, BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Exchange ActiveSync

In addition, BoxTone has significant market presence in Japan through partnerships with leading carriers. Consistent with Good's continued expansion in other regions, Good sees strong opportunity for the integrated solutions to generate more value for customers in Japan and across global markets and multi-national corporations.

http://www.good.com

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