Good Technology Brings Military Grade Security to iOS Devices for U.S. Department of Defense with Update to Good for Government
— Good Technology, the leader in secure multiplatform enterprise mobility, today announced the availability of Good for Government™ for Apple® iOS4 and higher devices. Good for Government helps U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal agencies more safely manage access to sensitive government data on Apple's most popular mobile devices including iPhone® 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad®, iPad2 and iPod touch®. Now government employees can use devices running iOS4 and higher to access their signed and encrypted e-mail and attachments, as well as other Intranet-based content securely, anytime, and from anywhere.
Good for Government is the only iOS4 security, device management, mobile e-mail and application access solution designed to meet DoD Directive Number 8100.2, as well as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12). Good is also working with multiple DoD policy organizations to develop a Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for iOS devices. A draft iOS STIG is currently available on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) web site: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/net_perimeter/wireless/smartphone.html
"Prior to the release of Good for Government for Apple iOS4, Federal and DoD employees had limited device options in the workplace based on stringent requirements for S/MIME and Common Access Card (CAC) reader integration," said John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Good Technology. "Now, with Good for Government, these employees can use Apple's most popular devices like the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 in the workplace, and rest easy knowing sensitive government data is protected and secure."
Military-Grade End-to-End Security
Good for Government leverages Good’s container-based methodology to secure and manage sensitive data and prevent it from being leaked to other non-secure applications. The solution protects proprietary government data in-transit and at rest on the device using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module that utilizes AES encryption. Good for Government for iOS supports S/MIME and seamlessly integrates with National Security Agency (NSA) – approved Bluetooth Smartcard readers and the DoD Global Directory Services (GDS) and Public Key Environment (PKE). The solution offers administrators the ability to implement role-based security, data loss prevention and compliance policies to provide complete end-to-end protection of For Official Use Only (FOUO) and Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) government information.
Centralized Mobile Device Management (MDM)
A leader in mobile device management, Good not only offers comprehensive end-to-end security, but also provides IT administrators the ability to monitor, manage and support iOS users. Helpdesk personnel can quickly troubleshoot issues, with complete visibility into all iOS devices deployed within an agency or command through the use of a universal dashboard. The Web-based management console not only manages iOS devices, but other device platforms as well. At any time and from anywhere, administrators can protect agency networks and data by blocking access from jailbroken devices. Administrators can also remotely wipe devices if devices are lost or stolen. Together these capabilities create a compliant and secure environment for users while giving them the ability to finally use the most widely demanded iOS devices.
Flexibility and Freedom to Operate
With personnel spread out and working at all times throughout the day, real-time access to FOUO/SBU information and data is necessary for Federal and DoD employees to achieve their missions. With Good for Government, employees using iOS4 and higher mobile devices can securely access e-mail, calendar and contacts as if they were using Outlook® on a desktop. They can also access critical agency resources behind the firewall, such as Intranets or other Web-enabled applications through its integrated secure browser.
Use of Good for Government for Apple iOS4 requires a Good for Government server and client access license (CAL). Mobile users should contact their IT administrator for activation procedures. Good for Government for iOS4 is available now.