Good Technology signs agreement to acquire Copiun, IncSourceWire Sep 05, 2012 Back to press
Acquisition adds secure SharePoint access, file sharing and data syncing to increase mobile worker productivity and collaboration
Good Technology (http://www.good.com) the leader in secure enterprise mobility solutions, has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Copiun Inc., a privately-held innovator in secure mobile collaboration. Copiun solutions allow mobile users to directly and securely access file shares, Microsoft SharePoint or other document stores from anywhere without a VPN connection or firewall reconfiguration. The transaction extends Good’s collaboration solution with Copiun’s secure mobile file sharing and data syncing technology to allow business workers to easily access, sync and share enterprise information from anywhere, at any time, using their mobile phone or tablet. The financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.
“Our mission at Good Technology is to deliver the best mobile enterprise app experience for the widest range of devices and platforms so our customers can securely collaborate and be more productive,” said King Lee, president and CEO, Good Technology. “Our acquisition of Copiun will accelerate and enhance our ability to provide customers with more high-value, business productivity capabilities that incorporate our commitment to data security.”
According to Forrester Research, two-thirds of North American and European employees indicate that they work outside of their corporate office regularly, meaning that business leaders need programs that will keep their staff productive while on-the-go. Good Technology’s acquisition of Copiun enables mobile workers to securely access, collaborate, sync and share file server and SharePoint documents using a personal (BYOD) or corporate-liable device.
“We are pleased to join Good Technology’s leadership in enabling employees to access business-critical information using the growing number of mobile devices entering today’s global enterprise workforce,” said Puneesh Chaudhry, CEO and co‐founder of Copiun. “Copiun TrustedShare helps maximise the value of enterprise customers’ significant investments in SharePoint and file server deployments, while making employees more productive and protecting the enterprise against the very real and mounting data security risks in today’s increasingly mobile world.”
Copiun personnel will become full-time employees of Good Technology and the Copiun headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts will become a Good Technology office. Copiun co-founder and CEO, Puneesh Chaudhry, will join Good Technology’s leadership team, overseeing the TrustedShare product line. The transaction is expected to close in September and is subject to customary closing conditions.
Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass. and founded in late 2008, Copiun, Inc. is a venture-backed start-up that is funded by Novak Biddle Venture Partners and RRE Ventures. Copiun provides the first and only secure mobile collaboration solution with end-to-end data governance. Through its unique technology, Copiun TrustedShare™ lets mobile workers access, sync and share corporate documents, while ensuring IT retains complete document lifecycle control. Enterprises count on Copiun to power instant mobile worker productivity with no compromises to their corporate data. Copiun’s products are used by more than 200 enterprise customers globally. For more information about Copiun and its offerings, please visit: http://www.copiun.com.
About Good Technology
Good Technology, the leader in secure enterprise mobility solutions, creates a world where employees can securely connect, communicate, and collaborate using their personal iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. A world where IT can manage mobile apps, devices and enterprise data simply and safely to increase overall business productivity. A world where business information can travel wherever it needs to go, without putting sensitive enterprise or personal data at risk. Good Technology’s customers include more than 4,000 organizations worldwide, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in financial services, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, legal, and government. Learn more at www.good.com.
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by Benjamin Gray, TJ Keit with Laura Koetzl, Christopher Voce and Eric Chi, Forrester Research, Inc., May 03, 2012.