Good Technology enters Philippine market, keen on emerging mobile enterprises

MANILA, Philippines — Mobile security provider Good Technology is entering the Philippine market by signing up with a local distributor as it sees stellar growth in the country’s mobile market, particularly in the emerging heavy use of mobile devices inside enterprises.

Good Technology announced recently that it has appointed Westcon Solutions to distribute its solutions to local companies and government agencies in the Philippines, as well as in key markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the rest of Southeast Asia.

The company provides solutions for companies to secure corporate data while employees are on the go, or even while inside the company’s premises. It also provides collaboration suites for email, Personal Information Manager, browser, file sharing, and instant messaging, among others.

Good Technology Channel Director for the Asia Pacific David Cockerham noted how there is a “strong trend” toward adoption of a mobile approach among Philippine businesses, aided by the exponential uptake of smartphones by Filipinos which currently take up about a third of the entire mobile device pie.

“Organizations within the public and private sector in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines, are increasingly looking for solutions to support the consumerization of IT, including managing mobile data across numerous business needs such as Secure Email, MDM and Secure Applications,” added Anthony Tian, regional director at Good Technology Asia Pacific.

According to Tian, the mobile approach is not only being driven by high-ranking executives in Philippine enterprises, but is slowly being pushed by employees as well in a recent trend often referred to as BYOD or Bring Your Own Devices.

Because of this trend, the need to secure data housed and accessed via mobile devices becomes an increasing trend, if not an apparent need, among companies to prevent data theft and leakage that often lead to market loss and decreased revenues.

Good Technology already provides more than 5,000 customers worldwide with government grade security, that includes a FIPS 140-2-validated cryptographic module that utilizes AES-192 encryption for both data-at-rest as well as data-in-transit.

In March this year, the Australian Government’s Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) endorsed Good for Enterprise to secure iOS devices up to and including ‘Protected’ level.

Its other customers in the Asia Pacific region include the likes of Bangkok Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Bank of Queensland, Bupa, Chio Lim Stone Forest, Corrs Chambers Westgarth and the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities.