Good Technology Brings Secure Mobile Email to 2M Army Knowledge Online Users
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with Northrop Grumman, Good Technology™ today announced that the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal has agreed to license 80,000 seats of Good™ Mobile Messaging Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (Good S/MIME). The contract will provide reliable mobile email to the two million registered users of the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal. The backend integration is complete today to support a broad range Microsoft® Windows Mobile devices and support for iPhone and Android devices will be provided in Q4 2010.
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 Biometric Associates, LP (BAL) common access card (CAC) readers for CAC authentication, encryption and signing of email and attachments and automatic over-the-air (OTA) synchronization of all certificates. Users will experience improved productivity with the ability to compose, send, receive and read encrypted and/or signed email messages from a mobile device.
"It is increasingly important to the Army to be able to access information securely and reliably while on the go," 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 mobile devices."
The Good S/MIME solution has been certified as a mobile messaging platform for the Army's use. It has received the Army's Authority to Operate (ATO) verification and a rigorous third-party testing process through the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) which satisfies the security requirements of the U.S. Government and the U.S. Department of Defense. As a result, DISA has developed a Secure Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) checklist 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 understands the critical need for government organizations to have the highest level of security in mobile communication, 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 mobile devices."
Good for Government™
Good for Government brings security, visibility and manageability to mobile deployments used for mission critical communications with constituencies and other agencies. Users benefit from enterprise class messaging and secure access to behind-the-firewall data and applications, while IT can secure and manage its mobile deployment from a simple Web-based console. Good for Government includes Good Mobile Messaging, Good Mobile Control and Good Mobile Access. Good Mobile Messaging S/MIME is available for agencies that require the highest level of end-to-end security.
You can download more information about Good Technology's solution for Government agencies here: http://www.good.com/media/pdf/government/Good_for_Govt_Brochure.pdf.
Good Technology at LandWarNet Conference
Good Technology is demonstrating the Good for Enterprise solution in the Northrop Grumman booth (booth number 801) at the 2010 LandWarNet Conference, August 3 - 5 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The 2010 LandWarNet Conference is the premier forum to bring Government and Industry together to openly communicate commercial best business practices and government implementations. More information can be found at http://www.afcea.org/events/landwarnet/10/intro.asp.
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 www.good.com.
About Army Knowledge Online
Army Knowledge Online (AKO) provides corporate intranet services to the United States Army, and provides the US Army's single enterprise web portal. AKO provides the Army enterprise with email, directory services, portal, single sign on, blogs, file storage, instant messenger and chat. All members of the Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, DA Civilian and select contractor workforce have an account which grants access to Army web assets, tools and services worldwide. In addition, retirees and family members are also entitled to accounts. All users can build pages, create file storage areas, and create and participate in discussion on the portal. Users can build custom access control lists for each piece of content they own to determine the audience allowed to see or use their content. AKO is a driving factor in the ongoing transformation of the US Army into the agile, network based force that is required for today's conflicts. AKO has 2.2 million registered users, and supports over 350K users logging in up to a million times a day as well as receiving and delivering on average 12 million emails daily.
About Biometric Associates, LP
Biometric Associates, LP is a unique developer, manufacturer, and integrator of authentication and identity systems that have been specifically designed to provide a high level of security and privacy protection. BAL systems, including related cryptographic, PKI and RFID implementations, provide assured user confirmation. They can be integrated into Bluetooth smart card readers, RFID Contactless cards, biometric USB thumb drives, Internet authentication servers and electronic monitoring systems, as well as other logical and physical access control applications.
BAL technical staffs are experienced wireless communications protocol specialists, application programmers, electrical engineers, and cryptography experts. The Company has offices in Maine and in the Washington, DC area.
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