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Good Technology Becomes Full Member of GlobalPlatform to Help Standardize Mobile Device Security

29 April 2013 - GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, today announced Good Technology™ is now a Full Member. Good™, the leader in secure enterprise mobility, will share its mobile identity and access management (IAM) expertise with GlobalPlatform to support the association’s drive towards standardizing mobile device security and enhancing secure mobility among enterprises.

Good joins the association to engage in GlobalPlatform's work to develop and promote a standardized trusted execution environment* (TEE), an initiative that is continuing to gain market traction. Good will initially focus its attention on the Device Committee which is heading up GlobalPlatform's work in this area.

"Mobile devices have quickly become a vital element in employee productivity and it's crucial that enterprises have the technology to enable secure, collaborative working environments", said Dr. Nicko van Someren, CTO at Good Technology. "By joining GlobalPlatform as a Full Member, Good is able to take an active role in developing the specifications that will further advance enterprise mobile security and workflow for today's most popular mobile devices."

As a Full Member, Good is also eligible to contribute to GlobalPlatform's Card and System Committees, participate in the association's market-focused task forces, as well as benefit from organizational and technical voting rights, with the option to run for a seat on GlobalPlatform's Board of Directors.

"It is clear to see that GlobalPlatform is quickly becoming the de facto standard for TEE technology," said Kevin Gillick, Executive Director at GlobalPlatform. "Not only is this evident in the industry's adoption of our standards, but also in the people and companies that are keen to participate in our work. Support from the industry is essential for the future advancements of the technology and we therefore look forward to the participation of Good and the expertise that it will share."

Dr. van Someren went on to add: "Through standardization of the TEE we can enable enterprises and government organizations to leverage mobile devices for business use without putting sensitive information at risk. Given our expertise in IAM, participation in GlobalPlatform is a natural extension of our goal to create a more collaborative and secure mobile computing ecosystem that can be used by enterprises to increase employee efficiency."

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