Easy, Secure Mobile Email -- Entrust, Good Technology Collaborate to Offer Seamless S/MIME Capabilities on Popular Mobile Devices
Feb 28, 2012, 07:34 ET
Entrust IdentityGuard integration with Good for Enterprise™ and Good for Government™ designed to provide customers seamless, secure mobile communication
DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Entrust Inc. is adding even greater simplicity and convenience to its mobile security capabilities within the Entrust IdentityGuard software authentication platform. Through its relationship with Good Technology, a leader in secure multiplatform enterprise mobility, Entrust will offer seamless end-to-end support of S/MIME and PKI from inside the firewall to the mobile device. This collaboration is intended to enable customers to take full advantage of the core values of S/MIME -- strong authentication, non-repudiation and message integrity.
"This is a key relationship that will help push the critical advancement of mobile security in enterprises and governments," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "By siding with trusted mobile security vendors like Good Technology, Entrust solutions help safeguard the next communications medium that criminals have targeted for malicious gain. This integration also is core to a platform approach for achieving true layered security throughout an organization."
By supporting full integration of its proprietary Web Services API, Entrust IdentityGuard will be more efficient in addressing the typical types of administrative headaches and technological obstacles encountered in providing Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME) capabilities on mobile devices. The Good for Enterprise and Good for Government platforms provide robust S/MIME capabilities for Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones.
Good Technology's container-based methodology was adopted to secure and manage sensitive data and prevent it from being leaked to other non-secure applications present on a device. Each Good Technology solution protects proprietary enterprise or government data in-transit, over-the-air and at rest on a device using a FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic module that utilizes AES 192 encryption.
Working together, Entrust and Good Technology will streamline integration between the two solutions to remove the need for desktop synchronization software or out-of-band private-key distribution methods (e.g., emailing private keys to the employees). This integration will not only provide an elegant, comprehensive experience for business workers, but also reduce the burden on the system administrators.
"Our relationship with Entrust focuses on securing the digital identities and information transferred via the mobile channel in order to help better protect enterprise information," said Nicko van Someren, Chief Technology Officer, Good Technology. "By making the process seamless for the employee and less burdensome for IT managers, our collaborative technologies will promote greater adoption and support for 'bring your own device' programs for both our enterprise and government customers."
The advanced Entrust IdentityGuard implementation of Good for Enterprise will be easy to configure, eliminating the need for employees to use a desktop computer during the setup of S/MIME technology on their mobile device. The tight integration between the two solutions will leverage available APIs, which will allow the joint capabilities to be available to all Entrust IdentityGuard, Entrust Authority PKI and Entrust Managed Services PKI customers.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) is one institution that plans to take advantage of the tight integration between the advanced Entrust and Good Technology solution to enable seamless interoperability between its PKI and employees' mobile devices.
"This really is a comprehensive mobile integration that will serve our security-conscious customers well — regardless of their vertical or type of environment," said Conner. "And because it's made possible by our dedicated API, the capabilities are all executed on the back-end and don't require new hardware or software deployments."
Entrust's flagship authentication solution, Entrust IdentityGuard, continues to lead the industry as one of the most robust software authentication platforms, delivering scalability, reliability and the most diverse set of authenticators supported on the market today. Entrust IdentityGuard serves as organizations' single comprehensive software-based authentication platform, while concurrently bridging them to emerging technologies for strong mobility, cloud and credentialing offerings.
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About Good Technology
Good Technology combines award-winning enterprise-grade mobile security and control with an exceptional user experience, allowing enterprise and government employees to connect, communicate, and collaborate on iPads™, iPhones®, Android™, Windows Phone and other leading smartphone platforms. Good opens new possibilities for maximizing business and personal productivity by providing secure, easy-to-use, and instant mobile access to email, collaboration, application, document editing and device management capabilities on iOS and Android devices. Good also enables secure mobile application and secure, custom social media platform development. Discover more at www.good.com.
A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email [email protected] or visit www.entrust.com. Let's talk.
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