Verizon Sept. 16 teamed up with Good Technology to provide mobile device management and security software for the Motorola Droid, Droid 2, HTC Droid Incredible and other Android handsets.
Verizon, whose Droid line of smartphones based on Google's Android operating
system has proved popular among consumers, is doing more to appeal to
enterprise users of Android handsets.
The No. 1 wireless carrier Sept. 16 selected Good Technology to provide
security and remote data access software for corporate workers using the
Motorola Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, HTC Droid
Incredible and other smartphones running Android.
With 200,000 Android devices activated daily, the allure rallying around the
Android is clear as the platform ascends up the ranks
to challenge Apple and Research In
Good, a respected provider of mobile management software, has added
more than 1,500 enterprise deployments since it began
supporting Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones in December.
Much of the growth stems from corporate road warriors purchasing the
smartphones for themselves and using them as their business handsets, rather
than lugging around a second phone, the company said.
Good for Enterprise-Android, as Verizon and Good call the software solution,
is aimed at providing security and full device management for Android
smartphones used by workers.
Specifically, the solution includes Good's existing products, Good Mobile Control
and Good Mobile Messaging.
Good Mobile Control provides over-the-air device management and on-device
encryption of enterprise data. Good Mobile Messaging delivers mobile e-mail and
personal information management of calendar and contacts for Android handsets.
Mark Bartolomeo, vice president of global enterprise marketing for Verizon,
said customers in health care and financial services will find the
solution especially suited to their businesses because of the security
However, any business where Android phone-using employees generate sensitive
data would benefit from such software.
Businesses need to turn somewhere to secure the devices, and Good, along
with RIM, Zenprise
, offers such software relief.