Verizon and Good Technology are making the popular lineup of Android devices enterprise-ready. The companies announced today Good for Enterprise – Android, a solution for smartphones running on the Android OS that provides business-grade security and full device management features to large customers.
Good for Enterprise – Android lets business customers harness the power of Android on the nation’s most reliable wireless network and provide corporate information technology security and control over devices throughout their workforces. CIOs and IT managers can deploy Android smartphones, such as DROID 2, DROID, DROID X, DROID Incredible, DROID ERIS, the LG Ally and the Samsung Fascinate, throughout their organizations to extend Android’s powerful mobile communications capabilities to their workforces.
The Good for Enterprise – Android solution is based on two key components:
- Good Mobile Control provides comprehensive mobile security and device management with over-the-air and on-device encryption of enterprise data, remote application password policies, and remote wipe of enterprise data across the entire mobile deployment.
- Good Mobile Messaging delivers enterprise-class mobile e-mail and personal information management (PIM), including Calendar and Contacts.
So if you are running a small to mid-size business, does this make you more likely to consider Android devices over the more established Blackberry Enterprise Server or something similar?