SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced it is the first enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor to support policy management and business-class productivity on Apple Watch™ devices. Good is now providing management and control of Good Work™ email and calendar notifications, while Good Mobile Device Management supports iOS 8.2 MDM controls for Apple Watch as well. Built on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, these capabilities allow enterprises to unite usability and enterprise-grade security while delivering investment protection to IT in the ever-changing mobility landscape.
Wearable technology is transforming the enterprise mobility conversation. IDC estimates a market of 111.9 million units by 20181, and the rapid growth of wearables being brought into the enterprise will soon require companies to embrace these connected devices as they did with smartphones and tablets. Likewise, it's imperative that IT has policy controls available to support wearables, increasing employee productivity and device choice without endangering sensitive corporate data.
"The success of secure mobility for enterprises depends on their ability to embrace new devices and enable seamless, secure access to enterprise data without impacting the amazing consumer experiences of the products themselves," said Christy Wyatt, chairman and CEO of Good Technology. "Good's leadership in mobile security and rapid pace of innovation enabled us to deliver support for Android Wear with our Good Work app in March. Today we are proud to announce support for the Apple Watch, demonstrating our continued commitment to provide the management and security tools our customers require."
Good Work support for Apple Watch is available immediately. With Good Work a user now has the ability to glance at a wristwatch to quickly scan email subjects and see basic details about upcoming meetings. IT administrators can easily control the content of the notifications via a simple web based management console. For example, IT has granular permissions to configure whether the level of detail shown in notifications is sender and subject only, or generic. For organizations that implement MDM policies on devices, Good supports the new Apple Watch wrist detection restriction.
According to Forrester Research's "The Enterprise Wearables Journey" report from March 2015, wearables are now a legitimate enterprise priority. "Even just a year ago, enterprise wearables remained more theoretical than practical. But, as Forrester predicted, the enterprise became the hotspot for wearable technology. Today, 51 percent of technology and business leaders identify wearables as a critical, high, or moderate priority for their organization."2
1 IDC, "Worldwide Wearable Computing Market Gains Momentum with Shipments Reaching 19.2 Million in 2014 and Climbing to Nearly 112 Million in 2018, Says IDC," April 10, 2014.
2 Forrester Research, "The Enterprise Wearable Journey," J.P. Gownder, March 26, 2015.
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