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Editor’s note: As I have previously mentioned, I’m very proud to be an advisor to Fixmo. They have a great portfolio of technologies needed by enterprises today and are helping make mobile workforces more secure, agile and productive. I believe this acquisition by Good Technologies will result in a very significant enhancement in the ability of enterprises to secure their mobile users. – bg

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Good Technology Acquires Fixmo Security Business

Jun 03, 2014 | New York and Sunnyvale, CA

Addition of Fixmo Integrity Services into Good portfolio signals continued investment in delivering the industry’s most comprehensive, secure and scalable enterprise management platform

Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Fixmo Inc., including Fixmo U.S., Inc., and will integrate Fixmo’s Sentinel Integrity Services and other key products into the company’s industry-leading secure mobility platform. With this continued investment in security and scalability, Good is enhancing its comprehensive, end-to-end product solution and making a significant investment in the company’s growing public sector business.

Developed under a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services helps IT organizations ensure mobile devices start and remain in a known trusted state and within corporate compliance. According to the US Digital Government Strategy, it is more crucial than ever that government agencies take the steps necessary to protect their data and build the right level of security into digital government services. Using patented techniques originally developed by the DoD, enterprises and government customers will be able to proactively detect the installation of unverified or disallowed third party software and undesired changes to software configurations or settings, as well as attempts at malicious tampering or rooting of the operating system.

Late last year, Fixmo was selected to provide mobile data protection and cyber security solutions for the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).  Fixmo’s technology is used to secure mobile applications and protect the integrity and compliance of DISA-managed mobile devices. Additionally, Fixmo’s enterprise mobility platform meets the full range of security requirements specified in the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) across Apple iOS and Samsung devices and is integrated and shipped in Samsung KNOX devices.  Integrity Services is also a critical component named in the BlackBerry® 7 STIG and Fixmo announced last year plans to bring the Fixmo Sentinel device integrity verification and tamper detection solution to the BlackBerry 10 platform.

“Every day the cyber landscape is changing and customers, and both government agencies and enterprises are struggling to secure sensitive data shared on mobile devices,” said Christy Wyatt, Chairman and CEO of Good Technology. “With the addition of Fixmo’s unique device integrity and tamper detection technology to the industry’s leading secure container and platform from Good, we can uniquely deliver defense-grade security to ensure all layers, from the OS to applications and data shared between apps, are protected with the most advanced security framework available, unmatched by any other mobile solution provider.”

Good and Fixmo are trusted by government and defense agencies around the world, and Good for Enterprise® is the only cross-platform mobile messaging solution to achieve Common Criteria EAL4+ for both iOS and Android, the highest certification often used for sensitive government data. The combined capabilities created by this acquisition will extend Good’s ability to uniquely deliver government-grade security solutions that customers require.

“Good and Fixmo share a common goal: to enable organizations to embrace mobility without compromising on security,” said Rick Segal, Founder and CEO of Fixmo.  “This acquisition, and the strength of our combined solution, will provide the most advanced capabilities for our customers and more opportunities to innovate for our partners and employees.”

In connection with the acquisition, Good Technology intends to expand its employee base and leverage Fixmo’s Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada offices to support ongoing research and development.

This acquisition brings closure to the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Good against Fixmo in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

For more information about Good Technology, please visit http://www.good.com.

About Fixmo
Fixmo is a leading provider of defense-grade mobile device integrity and security solutions for the public and private sectors. Through its innovative approach to data protection, identity verification and system integrity monitoring, Fixmo helps organizations and individuals embrace the full potential of mobility and BYOD without compromising security or compliance. Fixmo’s technology has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Fixmo is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada (http://fixmo.com).

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Becki Leonard
Good Technology Corporation
430 N. Mary Avenue, Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Phone: +1 (858) 524-9443
Email: [email protected]

 

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