Microsoft Windows Phone Encryption Coming From Good Technology
Microsoft and Good Technology are partnering for a Windows Phone solution that includes FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption.Microsoft Windows Phone devices will soon include Good Technologys Good for Enterprise security solution, which includes Federal Information Processing Standard-certified (FIPS-certified) 192-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption for end-to-end mobile messaging. In theory, that will allow Windows Phone to capitalize more fully on the trend of workers using their personal smartphones within work environments. That bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model has helped Apples iPhone and Google Android gain significant traction within small and midsize businesses as well as the enterprise (much to the chagrin of Research In Motions BlackBerry franchise, which for years served as the default smartphone brand of many companies). While that has opened up a whole new market for business apps, and perhaps made employees more amenable to checking their work email at midnight, IT administrators also need those devices secure.
In addition to mobile-device security, Good for Enterprise also includes remote-device management (complete with policy enforcement and over-the-air controls) and tools for facilitating collaboration.