harmon.ie Announces Partnership With Good Technology To Provide Secure Document Access on Mobile Devices

Secured by Good Dynamics, harmon.ie App Becomes the First Secure Mobile App for Office 365 and SharePoint

Boston – September 17, 2013 – Rampant use of unsanctioned mobile apps for file sync and storage is causing huge problems for organizations. In fact, a newly-released study of enterprise workers found that a full 41 percent of users circumvent company controls by storing corporate documents on unsanctioned, publicly-accessible cloud services. This translates into a massive number of ‘rogue IT’ workers who tap into unsanctioned services from their smartphones and tablets, creating risks for their employers. How many? Gartner says that 60 percent of employees are using personal mobile device for work1.

One root cause of rogue IT is that organizations today are unable to provide secure and scalable mobile access to documents stored in the corporate document management systems, 80% which is Office 365 and SharePoint. Information workers simply have no choice to look for unsanctioned, publicly-available alternative solutions in order to do their jobs. But organizations face huge risks of data leaks and IT governance violations, if not business meltdowns due to loss of control.

harmon.ie to the Rescue

Secure document access problems are now a thing of the past, because harmon.ie today announced a partnership with Good Technology, the leader in secure mobility, to secure harmon.ie mobile products with the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. The partnership provides confidence to enterprise customers that harmon.ie’s mobile products for iOS are secured with Good Technology’s trusted and industry-leading security framework.

“We are proud to have Good Technology as a trusted partner,” said David Lavenda, VP Product Strategy at harmon.ie. “This new addition insures that Good Technology customers now have secure and scalable mobile access to the document storage systems in which their organization already has a significant investment; Office 365 and SharePoint. Now that organizations can provide an easy-to-use mobile app for secure document access, rogue IT can be shut down in an amicable and cost-efficient manner, to the satisfaction of workers and IT alike.”

“Good Technology is excited to have harmon.ie join our extensive ecosystem of ISVs who are delivering the best, most secure enterprise applications on the market,” said Herve Danzelaud, Vice President of Alliances at Good Technology. “Today, organizations who need to collaborate using documents and social interactions in Office 365 and SharePoint on iOS have a solution leveraging the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility platform. Our customers can rest assured that harmon.ie for Office 365 and SharePoint is vigorously tested and enterprise-grade.”

 

About the harmon.ie Suite of Apps
harmon.ie apps provide the ability to edit and share Office 365 and SharePoint documents and reach out to colleagues using Office 365/SharePoint social capabilities. harmon.ie also provides real-time updates when colleagues edit important documents; colleagues can then be contacted with a single click. Workers can expand their social networks by adding colleagues from the mobile device’s contact list and keep up to date with harmon.ie’s unified activity stream of collaboration updates. For more about harmon.ie Mobile, click here.

About harmon.ie
harmon.ie, the user experience company for the mobile enterprise, provides products that deliver a consistent user experience on mobile devices, the desktop, and the cloud, for a host of social and collaboration platforms from vendors such as Microsoft and IBM. Thousands of businesses including Citi, DuPont and BAE Systems already use harmon.ie to become mobile enterprises. For more information, visit http://harmon.ie/.

About Good Technology
Good Technology is the innovation leader in secure mobility solutions; enabling business to move freely and engage at the edge. Good’s comprehensive solution consists of a secure mobility platform, a suite of collaboration applications, and a broad third-party application and partner ecosystem that unlocks your mobile potential. More than 5,000 organizations in 130 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE 100 leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, and aerospace and defense. Learn more at www.good.com.

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1Austin, Tom, “How Mobile Changes Everything, and What to Do About It,” presented at Gartner PCC Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2013