Globo Adds Industry-first Security Features for Complete Mobile Apps Lifecycle ManagementMarch 3, 2015
First company to meet security standards for app development, deployment and management for regulated industries; GO!AppZone platform achieves end-to-end FIPS 140-2 certification
Palo Alto, Calif. – March 3, 2015 – Globo Plc. (LSE-AIM: GBO), the global provider of enterprise mobility management and application development platforms and services, today released a market-leading version of its mobile application development platform, GO!AppZone, with industry-first enhanced security features.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Globo announced that its GO!AppZone platform offers FIPS 140-2 certified encryption for enterprise apps’ secure development, deployment, management and end-to-end usage across company networks. This move makes Globo the only company that offers such security. Globo also announced similar functionality for its GO!Enterprise platform recently.
Globo’s announcement means organizations in regulated and public sector markets such as finance, legal and healthcare, will be able to use the GO!AppZone platform to develop highly secure, bespoke apps for range of mobile operating systems. Furthermore, these apps can then be deployed in Globo’s GO!Enterprise Secure Workspace with end-to-end encryption meeting FIPS 140-2 security standards. As a result, new business opportunities open up for enterprises and developers.
With IDC analysts predicting that 3.3 million apps will be available by the end of this year and that annual installs will reach 150 billion (equating to nearly 50 apps per device per year), ensuring airtight security and greater control of enterprise usage is of paramount importance.
Announcing the new enhanced platform, Globo’s CEO, Costis Papadimitrakopoulos said, “Until now, no single company had been able to provide a one-stop-shop for developing and deploying enterprise apps meeting the most stringent security and encryption standards end-to-end.”
“This release of GO!AppZone changes that and sets the new benchmark for the industry,” he added.
Globo also confirmed that the latest release of GO!AppZone platform provides continued support for Blackberry 10 handsets which is being phased out by some competitors. The company believes that continued support of Blackberry 10 is particularly important in the regulated markets where the handsets still command significant legacy market share.
Among other new, enhanced GO!AppZone features are improved support for back-end system data integration and easier developer access to device functionality.
Globo is demonstrating the enhanced GO!AppZone platform for enterprise app development and deployment during Mobile World Congress at its booth in Hall 8.1 – App Planet Stand 8.1 D49.
Globo Plc is a global provider of complete enterprise mobility and app development platform and services. Our GO!Enterprise (EMM) and GO!AppZone (MADP) offerings help businesses expand their engagement with employees and customers through the mobile channel via a secure and extensible environment that runs on all smart devices. The Group operates internationally through subsidiaries and offices in U.S., Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Globo was recognized in the 2014 Gartner Enterprise Mobility Management Magic Quadrant report and Ovum’s 2014-15 Decision Matrix for EMM Solutions. For more information visit www.globoplc.com.
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