by CIO New Zealand

Credit Union Australia secures corporate and BYO mobile devices with Good Technology

Dec 10, 20132 mins
Business ContinuityCareersCloud Computing

Credit Union Australia (CUA) has deployed Good Technology to secure its 400 company-owned and bring-your-own (BYO) smartphones and tablets, the mobile security provider has reported.

Good Technology says CUA is using Good for Enterprise (GFE) to secure its mobile fleet, with iOS representing around 70 per cent, Android 15 per cent and a mix of OS X and Windows for the rest.

“Security credentials were absolutely key for us,” says David Gee, CIO at CUA, which has 60 branches across Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Western Australia. “As a retail financial institution, we need to have the trust of our 400,000 customers and therefore cannot compromise on security at all.”

Over the past 18 months, CUA has been working on new ‘branch of the future’ retail locations. These branches incorporate new technology for customers to play, learn, explore and transact using devices installed with Good Technology’s software.

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Prior to this, CUA was using a combination of BlackBerry devices and IBM Notes Traveller push email software. Good Technology says CUA elected to discontinue corporate support for BlackBerry devices, uninstalling its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and migrating from Traveller to GFE.

“Good’s containerised architecture and unparalleled security credentials make it very well suited to highly regulated and compliance-oriented industries, such as financial services,” says Gavin Jones, ANZ vice president and general manager, Good Technology. He says GFE is the only mobile messaging solution for iOS and Android that is Common Criteria EAL-4+ certified and uses FIPS 140-2 validated encryption.

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