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Wireless handheld computing software provider Good Technology announces new products, acquires JP Mobile assets, and teams with Sprint

July 11, 2005

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- Good Technology, the leading provider of industry standards-based wireless handheld computing software and service, today announced that GoodLink 4.5 will be available in French, Italian, German and Spanish. The company also announced that 6,500 organisations on 120 carriers in 55 countries around the world rely on GoodLink to mobilise their workforce with wireless access to email and other business applications. Multinational enterprises will now be able to extend the benefits of wireless messaging and corporate data access to more users with GoodLink in their native language.

Multinational, Western European and Latin American Enterprises Can Now Wirelessly Enable More Users

GoodLink’s expanded language support enables global enterprises to broaden and deepen their wireless handheld computing deployments for increased productivity and competitive advantage. Customers can now use GoodLink in their native language on a broad choice of handheld devices including the HP HW6515 Mobile Messenger, palmOne Treo 650 and a variety of new Microsoft Windows Mobile Smartphone-based handhelds including models from Motorola and Orange. Enterprises can select the carrier networks they prefer anywhere in the world, including European carriers such as Orange, Vodafone, SFR, TIM and T-Mobile and Latin American carriers such as Telcel and Telecom Personal.

“With GoodLink’s expanded support for European languages, more customers around the world will now be able to reap the benefits of seamless connectivity on the road,” said Regine Hohnsbein, director, Handhelds and Mobility, Hewlett-Packard EMEA. “The HP iPAQ family's versatile wireless connectivity combined with GoodLink’s feature-rich messaging software and service make it a compelling choice for enterprises around the globe.”

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- Good Technology, the leading provider of industry standards-based wireless handheld computing software and service, today announced it has acquired key technology assets and engineering talents from JP Mobile, Inc. JP Mobile, a pioneer in wireless handheld computing, was founded in 1995 and has maintained operations in Dallas and Hyderabad, India, both of which will be integrated into Good.

Building on Good Technology’s strategy to deliver the wireless technologies and services that best meet the needs of the enterprise, the acquisition gives Good Technology access to advanced server technologies that connect with a variety of back-ends, including IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, Novell GroupWise and IMAP. JP Mobile also brings to Good key handheld data security technologies and key team members with significant experience building mobile solutions for enterprises.

“By integrating key components of JP Mobile’s server and security technologies with our GoodLink server, service, and client software, Good will be able to extend its mobile messaging and PIM system to all of the leading corporate messaging platforms, while simultaneously raising the bar for end-to-end integrated security on Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Palm OS platforms,” said Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology. “We will be able to serve many more customers within the US and abroad. This initiative will benefit not only our customers, but also our carrier and device partners, all of whom have been asking us to serve these markets.”

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- Maidenhead — July 11, 2005 — Good Technology, the leading provider of industry standards-based wireless handheld computing software and service, today announced plans to bring its GoodLink wireless messaging and PIM solution to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, a leading corporate messaging and collaboration system with over 118 million users worldwide. Enterprises with Lotus Notes and Domino will be able to securely mobilise their corporate email and data using GoodLink on the handhelds they want, with the applications they need on the networks they prefer. GoodLink Lotus Domino Edition™ will be available in the first half of 2006.

Over 40 percent of enterprises across key vertical markets including finance, automotive, oil, manufacturing, government and professional services rely on Lotus Notes and Domino for corporate email, calendars, and collaborative applications. Good Technology is developing GoodLink for Lotus Domino, extending an intuitive, no-compromise Lotus Notes experience across a broad choice of industry standards-based handhelds for end users, combined with enterprise-class security and management capabilities for IT.

"With Good’s addition of Lotus Notes to its enterprise-grade email and data-access solutions, we’ll be able bring the benefits of the Treo™ smartphone/GoodLink combination to even more enterprises,” said Ken Wirt, senior vice president worldwide marketing of palmOne. "The excellent momentum we’ve achieved together on Microsoft Exchange will only be accelerated by the addition of Lotus Notes.”

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- Maidenhead — July 11, 2005 — Good Technology, the leading provider of industry-standards based wireless handheld computing software and service, today introduced GoodLink Compliance Manager™, an extended GoodLink security offering that enables IT to ensure required applications are running on handhelds before granting users access to email and corporate applications. Additionally, Good Technology announced GoodLink Secure OTA™ support for Credant’s Mobile Guardian. The combination of GoodLink Compliance Manager, GoodLink Secure OTA and industry standards-based handheld applications from leading vendors such as CREDANT provides wireless handhelds—potentially the most vulnerable security ingress in the enterprise—with an enhanced level of protection.

Handhelds Get GoodLink Compliance Manager™, Extending Tighter Control to IT

Building on Good’s FIPS-certified end-to-end security architecture across the three critical wireless security links—the enterprise perimeter, data transport and the handheld—GoodLink Compliance Manager™ gives IT managers tighter control over handhelds and resident enterprise data. Sitting between GoodLink client software on the handheld and third party applications, GoodLink Compliance Manager automatically checks for prerequisite applications on the handheld at regular, customisable intervals. IT can deploy GoodLink Compliance Manager to ensure that users install and maintain required applications on handhelds before extending corporate email and data outside the firewall. GoodLink Compliance Manager also provides enterprises with a powerful, cost-effective tool for centrally managing corporate security policies and regulatory compliance.

“Mobile solutions raise new complexities for enterprise IT, especially when it comes to security, risk management and cost of ownership,” said Bob Egan, president, Mobile Competency. “Leadership in this market is being established by those companies who can meet the critical requirements that enable IT to automatically and regularly guarantee that end users are amply protected for messaging and data access solutions—without ever having to touch the device. GoodLink Compliance Manager™ provides protection directly over-the-air to the end user with its handheld bodyguard capability.”

Handhelds Get Full Application Lockdown

Good has also partnered with Credant Technologies, the market leader in mobile device security, to enable enterprises to distribute, install and enforce Credant Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition on handhelds using GoodLink’s Secure OTA capability. Credant Mobile Guardian offers the ability to lock down applications including the camera and browser or erase all data and applications on the handheld, in the event of handheld loss or theft. In addition, Credant Mobile Guardian provides full encryption of data and third party applications residing on handhelds. These capabilities complement Good’s on device encryption and remote-erase capability for GoodLink and GoodAccess data.

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- Good Technology, the leading provider of industry standards-based wireless handheld computing software and service, today announced GoodLink 4.5 for Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones. Adding to its breadth of handheld choices on the Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC, Palm and, in the future, Symbian-powered Nokia handhelds, Good will now support a greater range of line of business needs with a highly portable, cost-effective handheld platform. GoodLink 4.5 for Windows Mobile-based smartphones will initially be available on the Motorola MPx220 and Orange SPV C500.

“The portability and price point of Windows Mobile-based Smartphones make them an ideal choice for our sales force, and we anticipate significantly increasing our number of GoodLink-equipped employees on this platform,” said Lawrence Bowen, director of IT Operations, Priority Healthcare. “Our executives and sales professionals use GoodLink to enhance productivity in the field as they serve healthcare organisations, physicians, and patients with biopharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and support services. The strength of GoodLink combined with the flexibility of device choice Good provides is the reason why we are phasing out our former wireless email program and standardising on Good.”

“Our customers want access to their personal information anytime, anywhere, and Windows Mobile software provides that,” said Chris Hill, group product manager, Windows Mobile & Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. “GoodLink is a powerful complement to Windows Mobile, enabling business users to stay connected to their email and PIM applications, and view and edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel attachments while on the move.”

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- Good Technology, Inc. and Sprint (NYSE: FON) today announced an agreement that will make GoodLink, Good’s award-winning wireless messaging and PIM software and service, available directly to business customers through Sprint’s nationwide direct sales force. Previously only available to Sprint customers through third-party channels, GoodLink is now more convenient for companies to purchase and support, with simplified access to devices, data plans, GoodLink server and client software and support in one unified package from Sprint.

“Our relationship with Sprint marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to simplify our customers’ wireless deployments,” said Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology. “Although GoodLink has already been selected by more than 6,500 enterprises, Sprint’s powerful distribution and reliable CDMA network will bring GoodLink’s productivity and efficiency benefits to even more customers more conveniently and cost-effectively.”

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MAIDENHEAD, U.K. -- In response to requests from customers, handheld device makers, and network operators, Good Technology, the leading provider of industry standards-based wireless handheld computing software and service, today announced several key business and technology initiatives that will further advance the company’s global market reach and increase the distribution of GoodLink.

Good announced initiatives spanning the three key components of wireless handheld computing: 1) back-end corporate server integration, now including a GoodLink roadmap to support IBM Lotus Notes and Domino; 2) end-user software, now including GoodLink support for Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, support for French, Italian, German and Spanish languages, and GoodLink Compliance Manager™ and 3) uncompromising reliability and security with the Good Secure Transport Service™. Additionally, the company announced today that it will simplify customers’ ability to acquire GoodLink through a new distribution partnership with Sprint, the industry-leading all PCS CDMA wireless network in the U.S.

“Enterprise-class wireless handheld computing is built on three key components—rich end-user software that supports broad handheld choice, integration with back-end enterprise applications, and a secure, managed wireless infrastructure and service,” said Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology. “Today’s announcements mark significant progress across all three dimensions as we work to meet the evolving needs of our global customers and partners through innovation and expanded choice. By partnering with Sprint, we are bringing these advancements more quickly and conveniently to thousands of new customers.”

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