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AppCentral Now Part of Good TechnologyOctober 2, 2012
by Nikfar Khaleeli
Today we announced that AppCentral is going to be part of Good Technology. With this acquisition, Good Technology will be integrating AppCentral AppGuardian with the Good Dynamics platform. Once the integration is complete, customers will find it easier to make their mobile apps instantly available to the extended enterprise – which includes employees, contractors, partners and distributors – without necessarily having to take on management of non-corporate devices (how many of you want your company to manage YOUR personal devices?) while still ensuring security and control over confidential business data irrespective of the device on which it is used.
This is huge because it is consistent with what we’ve been saying for some time: it’s about the apps and data, not the device.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not dissing MDM. When it is necessary to require controls over a device (e.g., a corporate-owned iPad) MDM provides an extra layer of security that might let the IT department sleep better at night. However, as the BYOD phenomena continues to dominate and enterprises start to think about how best leverage the power of mobility in the extended enterprise of users who either cannot or will not allow MDM controls, an alternate solution is required.
With the Good Dynamics platform, Good Technology had already enabled app vendors (e.g., Box, Breezy, etc.) to provide customized versions of their apps that leverage Good Technology’s on-device app-level security and controls. Because AppCentral AppGuardian wrapping can be applied to any app without requiring redevelopment work – no SDK, no APIs – Good Technology will be making it much easier – and faster – for enterprises and app developers to secure and manage mobile apps and maximize employee productivity without having to compromise on security or compliance.
Good Technology has a long history of innovating and integrating cutting-edge enterprise mobility technologies. By combining AppCentral with Good Dynamics, Good is positioning itself to extend its leadership in what will shortly be a multi-billion dollar addressable market.