Motorola, Inc. today extended its leadership in government mobility with the introduction of Good Mobile Messaging Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (Good S/MIME).
Designed specifically to meet federal government security policy requirements, Good S/MIME supports the Motorola Q family of smartphones and gives the Department of Defense (DoD) and associated government agencies a mobile messaging solution that is more personalized and easier to manage and administrate than other alternatives.
While DoD agencies such as the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force are highly mobile and dependent upon secure, anywhere, anytime access to data to do their jobs, they have not previously been given options when it comes to mobile email. With stringent security requirements such as the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD 12) which requires the use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and Department of Defense Directive 8100.2 (DoD 8100.2), which mandates the use of a common access card (CAC) to access mobile devices and information, few mobile messaging systems meet the federal government’s advanced security requirements. Good S/MIME is compliant with the mandated standards for public key encryption and signing of e-mail, and with approval from The Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) has developed a software technical implementation guide (STIG) to enable DoD agencies to begin deploying Good S/MIME immediately.
“For years, CIOs in the DoD have been asking for a secure mobile messaging solution that allows them to take advantage of the newest Windows Mobile devices and extends them more of the customizability of their desktop while they are mobile,” said Charles Kriete, President and CEO, OTBT, Inc., the leading wireless communications distributor to the Federal Government sales channel. “Good S/MIME together with the MOTO Q family of devices meets the federal government’s strictest security requirements and delivers a killer user experience that truly rivals a desktop or laptop–on powerful, sleek 3G and 2.5G devices.”
Superior User Experience with Common Access Card Integration
Good S/MIME works with the Motorola Q family of smartphones, Bluetooth(R) CAC-readers and standard DoD-issued common access cards to seamlessly secure CAC communication, sign and encrypt emails and attachments, and deliver a superior user experience featuring:
- Automatic signing and encrypting of attachments, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents and pictures, for greater productivity and maximum security
- 3-click CAC pairing provides a simple and efficient process for end users to pair their CAC readers to their smartphones and minimizes deployment costs for IT
- Automatic over-the-air synchronization of all certificates delivers cable-free access to all certificates, including Personal Contacts, rather than just those stored in the corporate directory (GAL and LDAP), for easier, more efficient communication that does not require the use of a cable
Personalized, Productive and Secure Mobile E-Mail
Good S/MIME includes all of the new features of the recently introduced Good Mobile Messaging 5 (Good 5) software and service. Using Good S/MIME with the MOTO Q family of devices, DoD users get a fully integrated mobile RSS reader and subscription manager, the ability to group and sort emails by conversation threads, the ability to customize priority mail with personalized notifications, and complete calendaring capabilities, including real-time free-busy visibility and conference room look-up. In addition, Good S/MIME provides IT managers with ultimate control through advanced security and management capabilities including a web-based monitoring portal for real-time handheld fleet visibility, a mandatory application checker, application blacklisting, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, SD-card and camera lock-down, and SD-card and database encryption, all through a single management console with complete over-the-air controls.
“There has been a void in mobile email solutions for the federal government, where security has come at the price of a poor mobile experience and manageability headaches,” said Sue Forbes, Senior Director Product management and Marketing, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business. “With Good Mobile Messaging S/MIME, we’ve eliminated the compromises. Users can now be as productive on their handsets as they are with their laptops and enjoy a personalized mobile experience, while IT can ensure the highest level of security to comply with government directives.”
Good Mobile Messaging S/MIME Edition is available now through certified value-added resellers and directly through Motorola. The software and service will support the Motorola Q family of smartphones running on Microsoft Exchange.