Good Know-how debuts 'first safe browser' for enterprise Android deployments
Good Know-how is touting the newest addition to its Good Cellular Entry (GMA) Android software program suite, a safe browser. The corporate’s GMA providing provides company foot troopers armed with a smartphone entry to safe intranet assets with out having to provoke a VPN session — whereas concurrently permitting IT people to handle cellular ingress. By bringing a browser into the fold, Good’s software program will permit staff to entry databases, assets and collaboration instruments with out ever having to go away the protected confines of GMA’s sandbox. The software program maker is concentrating on outfits with a deliver-your-personal-gadget coverage in place (and struggle chests giant sufficient to put in the required again-finish infrastructure). In the event you’re eager about studying extra, the complete launch awaits your evaluate after the break.
New Providing Permits Enterprises to Embrace Android BYOD Environments with Good for Enterprise
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 27, 2012 — Good Know-how, the main supplier of safe and managed enterprise mobility and collaboration instruments for a variety of cellular units, right now introduced the supply of Good Cellular Entry (GMA) for Android, a safe cellular browser for Android units. GMA is a function of the Good for Enterprise&commerce; answer that gives safe cellular entry to behind-the-firewall purposes, assets and knowledge while not having a digital personal community (VPN) connection. With GMA for Android, corporations can enhance worker productiveness by offering seamless entry to essential company Intranet assets via a safe cellular browser whereas additionally stopping knowledge loss.
Android units proceed to realize momentum within the market amongst shoppers, and its use is subsequently spilling over into the enterprise because of the convey-your-personal system (BYOD) motion. In line with Gartner, “Android has a greater than 50 % share of the worldwide smartphone market as of 3Q11, up from 25.three % in 2010. It is the No. 1 smartphone platform in North America, with a sixty two % market share.”
“Shopper use of Android units has actually taken off, and we’re seeing elevated enterprise adoption, particularly amongst our clients who help formal BYOD packages,” stated John Herrema, senior vice chairman of company technique at Good Know-how. “Supporting BYOD means supporting Android units, and we need to be sure that our clients can confidently embrace this development, improve worker productiveness, and never should compromise on safety or compliance.”
Good Cellular Entry is tightly built-in with Good for Enterprise, Good’s safe, cellular system and knowledge administration answer, to ship higher cellular entry and knowledge safety utilizing AES-encryption. This enables enterprises to safe company info in transit and on Android units on the software degree, no matter whether or not the actual Android system additionally helps encryption.
The GMA for Android answer leverages Good’s NOC-based mostly infrastructure to allow seamless entry to company networks without having a VPN or different safe channel know-how. This enables staff to securely entry firm databases, assets and collaboration instruments akin to SharePoint, utilizing a safe browser app on their Android telephone or pill. For instance, if a cellular employee receives an e mail containing a hyperlink to the company Intranet, once they click on on the URL, the GMA browser is mechanically launched to allow safe viewing or downloading of data.
This software-particular safe transport prevents malicious apps from accessing the broader company setting and eliminates the necessity to expose enterprise infrastructure and purposes to denial-of-service, phishing, and different assaults. To offer elevated safety and stop knowledge loss on the system-degree, GMA additionally encrypts browser cache, cookies, bookmarks, and historical past inside Good’s safe, enterprise container and permits IT to regulate whether or not content material and paperwork may be copied to, or opened in different purposes.
Good Cellular Entry for Android is out there instantly to all Good for Enterprise clients utilizing model 1.9.zero or larger. To acquire GMA for Android, clients should first obtain the newest launch of Good for Enterprise, adopted by an ordinary Net-package, from Google Play.