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Good Technology Provides Secure Mobile Access for the Army Knowledge Online

  • Two Million Registered Users Allowed Secure Access to Mobile Information across a Broad Range of Microsoft® Windows Mobile Devices

REDWOOD CITY, CA, August 17, 2009 — Good Technology™, today announced that it will be working with Northrop Grumman to deploy their Good™ Mobile Messaging Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (Good S/MIME) on a broad range Microsoft® Windows Mobile devices such as the Sprint Touch Pro, Verizon XV-6850, AT&T FUZE and others to provide reliable mobile email to the two million registered users of the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal.

Designed specifically to meet the security requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Good S/MIME solution will provide AKO users with secure messaging for mobile devices with user-friendly common access card (CAC) authentication, encryption and signing of email and attachments and automatic over-the-air (OTA) synchronization of all certificates.

"Providing a secure, reliable and easy to use mobile communications solution to our users is very important to the Army," said Colonel Noble, Project Manager for Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online. "We selected the Good solution because it enables us to provide a secure offering while giving us the flexibility to offer that solution across a broad range of phones."

"Good Technology understands the critical need for government organizations to have reliable and secure mobile messaging solutions, no matter where they are located," said Brian A. Bogosian, chairman, CEO and president of Good Technology. "By implementing our Good S/MIME solution with Northrop Grumman, AKO users will have the freedom to access and send their sensitive information through a secure and reliable mobile platform on a broad range of industry-leading smartphones."

"Good Mobile Messaging integrates well with the Windows Mobile platform. The combination of Good Mobile Messaging and Windows Mobile devices offers a broader range of device choice for our Federal and U.S. Public Sector customers," said Randy Siegel, senior mobility strategist, Microsoft Federal. "By providing this additional choice through Good Mobile Messaging, we are delivering an intuitive and secure messaging solution for IT administrators and device users."

In September 2008, the Good S/MIME solution was certified as a viable mobile messaging platform for the Army's use and received the Army's Authority to Operate (ATO), a rigorous third-party testing process through the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), created to satisfy the security requirements of the U.S. Government and the U.S. Department of Defense. Part of the process included a Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) checklist developed by DISA that provides specific guidance on setting up Good Mobile Messaging S/MIME for Windows Mobile devices with common access card readers securely on the U.S. Army's networks.

Good Technology at LandWarNet Conference
Good Technology is demonstrating the Good for Enterprise solution in the Verizon booth (booth number 727) at the 2009 LandWarNet Conference, August 18 - 20 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The 2009 LandWarNet Conference is the premier forum to bring Government and Industry together to openly communicate commercial best business practices and government implementations.

About Microsoft
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About Good Technology
Good Technology is the leading provider of push mobility solutions for the enterprise, government, and consumer markets. Good opens new possibilities for enterprises, government agencies, and consumers to maximize personal and business productivity by providing secure and easy-to-use instant mobile access to data, applications and services on hundreds of mobile devices. For more information, visit the Good web site at

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Siobhan Lyons
Good Technology
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Matt Marquess
Spark PR for Good Technology
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