Motorola mobile messaging package hits Australian market

Advanced management and provisioning features target IT professionals

Motorola today announced the availability of Good Mobile Messaging 5 in Australia.

Good Mobile Messaging is geared towards solving the information clutter problem for mobile users and the announcement follows the acquisition of Good Technology in January this year.

Good Mobile Messaging 5 (Good 5) incorporates multiple features such as all of the handheld security capabilities previously available separately though the company's Good Mobile Defense product.

Motorola Good Technology Group director of product marketing Dan Rudolph, said the innovative features include scheduling enhancements and mobile RSS.

"There is also top-notch operational support to the end user community," Rudolph added.

Good 5 sorts and groups e-mails by conversation thread and/or sender and does complete calendaring.

It edits and sends documents using the Good Mobile Intranet (GMI) which enables downloads of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF documents directly to the smartphone.

As well as being password protected, the phone has an option for third party access to contacts including applications such as voice dialling and SMS.

There is the Mobile RSS reader and subscription manager and a priority mail feature that identifies important messages.

This includes assigning unique sounds and alerts to priority e-mails, so that users are less likely to miss the messages that matter the most.

Also, IT doesn't have to sacrifice control or security. In fact, Good 5 helps provide more control by giving IT professionals all of the advanced device and data protection capabilities previously available only through the Good Mobile Defense product, through a single-management console and complete over-the-air controls.

Features include mandatory applications which helps set and enforce the installation of applications like anti-virus checkers to ensure that users have what they need-both to do their jobs and to comply with corporate security policies. There is application lockdown which blocks unapproved apps and blacklists. It also locks down the camera, infra-red, WiFi and Bluetooth while enforcing SD card encryption.

Advanced password management enables administrators to set granular criteria for password characteristics, restrictions, and expirations. This is in addition to advanced encryption management.

Simplified load balancing allows IT to move users across servers to facilitate load balancing and without the need to re-provision.

"The holy grail of mobile e-mail lies somewhere between complete IT control and unencumbered usability; products that try to close that gap often compromise the mobile experience," Rudolph said.

Good 5 is available now through Telstra. The software and service will support a broad range of smartphones, running on both IBM Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange.

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