Good Technology Enables Secure Microsoft Office Document Editing and Management for Mobile Users

Users easily work with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint document attachments from within their natural email work flow

May 19, 2015, 08:00 ET from Good Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced breakthrough capabilities for users to easily download, view and edit Microsoft Office attachments on mobile devices from within the Good Work™ secure mobile email application. As mobile becomes the primary computing platform in the enterprise, users expect desktop-like experiences on their mobile devices. Built on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, Good Work takes advantage of the service-oriented architecture in Good Dynamics to securely extend IT's investment in Microsoft Office Apps and provide users an uncompromised experience for viewing, editing, printing, saving and sharing attachments.  

According to Osterman Research, the typical corporate user spends two hours a day on email, and 94 percent use email as the primary method to send attachments1. However, working with attachments on mobile devices has traditionally been a challenge due to usability and compromises in security.

Good Work doesn't disrupt the natural user experience of sending and working with documents in email, while ensuring corporate information is protected. Since the documents never leave the Good secure container, all data is safe while in use, at rest or in transit between Good-secured apps – something only Good can offer today.

Good Work allows users to easily and securely:

  • Open Microsoft Office documents from within an email
  • View them with the same high fidelity experience they are familiar with on PCs and laptops
  • Edit the document online through Microsoft Office Web Apps
  • Save to Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive or a file repository for online collaboration
  • Save as a PDF (via Print feature) to reduce file size and preserve formatting
  • Share with colleagues, partners or customers in an email via Good Work

"Mobility shouldn't require a compromise between usability and security, and Good Work now offers an easy and secure way to collaborate on Office documents while on the go using any mobile device," said John Herrema, senior vice president of product management at Good Technology. "The ability to access, edit and share content is critical to business productivity, and we're now making the user experience on a tablet identical to browser editing on a desktop or laptop, while adding industry-leading security that ensures data protection at all times." 

Good Work supports multiple file repositories including file shares, SharePoint and OneDrive so documents can be checked in, checked out and edited in the most convenient way possible. Once edited, documents can be converted to PDFs before being saved locally, in an enterprise repository or shared via email in Good Work.

"Secure mobile content collaboration has been one of the pain points for BYOD, especially for Microsoft Office documents on iOS and Android devices," said Jim Lundy, founder and lead analyst at Aragon Research. "Good is a leading EMM vendor that now offers an easy and secure user experience for editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations on mobile devices, removing a key roadblock for many organizations looking to invest more in enterprise mobility." 

Good Work users can easily work with Office documents immediately on iPads using Good Access to browse to their Microsoft SharePoint or OneDrive repository using Office Web Apps Server. Integration with Good Work will be available in Good Collaboration Suite and Good Mobility Suite in a Good Summer release. For organizations that require offline and online editing, the popular Polaris Office for Good and Smart Office for Good provide solutions for iOS and Android.

For more information about Good Work, visit
https://www1.good.com/applications/good-work/

For more information about Polaris Office for Good and Smart Office for Good, visit
https://community.good.com/marketplace.jspa

1 Osterman Research, "The Next Phase of Email," June 30, 2014

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Good Technology is the leader in secure mobility, delivering solutions across all stages of the mobility lifecycle for enterprises and governments worldwide. Good offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solutions portfolio, consisting of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. More than 6,200 organizations in 189 countries use Good Technology, and we are trusted and deployed in 100% of the FORTUNE® 100 commercial banks and aerospace and defense firms as well as leaders across healthcare, manufacturing and retail. Learn more at www.good.com.

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