Good Technology, which markets a number of mobility solutions primarily geared towards businesses, has acquired CloudSync, a mobile device management company, for an undisclosed sum. Good says the acquisition will help enable more device choice for businesses by providing management features for a board range of devices including laptops, tablets, and all smartphone platforms.
CloudSync, similar to Good, offers a cloud-based service offering that allows enterprises to manage devices being used in their business through a web-based management system. CloudSync’s product line includes a device management console, a remote help desk application, access control, and a CloudLocate GPS-based location application, which gives IT managers a real-time view of all the mobile devices in a fleet including their location. CloudSync supports all Microsoft Windows mobile devices, Windows laptops, and RIM BlackBerry devices, and combined with Good, will extend its support to iPhone, Android, Symbian, and webOS devices in the coming months.
Good Technology recently acquired Intercasting, a mobile social networking connectivity company. The company was originally a unit of Motorola and was sold in February of 2009 to email provider Visto.
Good Technology provides multi-platform enterprise mobility, security and management software. Product offerings include those Good for Enterprise, Good for Government, Good for OEM Device Manufacturers/Carriers and Good Dynamics, the first mobile application platform that empowers enterprise developers and ISVs to create secure mobile applications. The company started out building an MP3 attachment to the Handspring Visor under the brand of SpringThings. It later offered its own device to provide wireless email access to corporate users. Established in 1996 and headquartered in...