Good Technology has released compliance management software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod, in a move that will add further credibility to the Apple devices for corporate use.
The company said that its Good for Enterprise management and compliance software had been extended with support for newer devices from Apple, including the iPad and iPod touch.
This would help firms better protect against the threats from non-compliant devices accessing enterprise networks, according to Good Technology.
Enhancements to the company's Mobile Control management console software cover a range of devices, including Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian handsets, and acknowledges the fact that users bring a range of external devices into the enterprise.
The release joins others from the industry which could help cement the iPhone's position in the enterprise. MobileIron released an upgrade to its enterprise management tool this week to capitalise on the release of Apple's iOS 4 update.
"Good for Enterprise allows IT decision makers to embrace the fast growing 'bring your own device' trend by combining the security, management and control that IT requires with the device choice and exceptional messaging and collaboration experience that end users demand," said John Herrema, chief marketing officer at Good Technology.
"By adding the iPhone Management and Compliance Manager functions to Good for Enterprise, Good is making it easier than ever for IT to secure and manage its entire mobile deployment without having to invest in additional hardware, management servers or other costly infrastructure."
Good For Enterprise offers web-based management and policy configuration for user handsets, including the ability to define password polices and enforce application and network usage restrictions.
The firm also provides remote wipe facilities for handsets, which range from wiping the whole device to just data in selected applications.
Good for Enterprise is available through the Apple App Store.
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