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Better Takes on Good's Mobile Security Solutions
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Becca L
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Becca L,
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5/30/2014 | 2:24:50 PM
Re: Unknown Risks
IT can't possibly keep up with the market place for apps, and as seeon as they secure any app it falls out of vogue for 4 others with sleeker interfaces. There's also huge issues around Terms of Service that IT may not be prepared to comb through for all the uniquely worded disclosures about data rights.

A few companies like SkyHigh ar rating cloud apps for enterprise security readiness for this purposes, in fact this whole space of udnerstanding app risk is exploding. On an enterprise leve it's getting very interesting!

Everyone I've spoken to in the space seems to be on the same page that whatever solution there needs to be, it can't impact user experience. (woohoo!)
Dane Atkinson
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Dane Atkinson,
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5/30/2014 | 3:25:22 AM
Re: Good vs Better...who is best?
In an iPhone, for installing every app, it generates a unique ID that is co-related to the registered app Id. Don't you think the process is more secure and Google should implement this as best mobile security practices. Although it has his crowned Linux platform. 
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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5/22/2014 | 1:16:28 PM
Re: Interesting Nameology
True, it would have been great to see the two companies work together and form some kind of mega-solution - though I do love the competitive word play. 
Jonathan_Camhi
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Jonathan_Camhi,
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5/21/2014 | 11:01:56 AM
Unknown Risks
Important to note that the creaotrs of Better realized the risks that companies are exposing themselves to with employees using so many of the productivity apps that you mention in the article. I don't think a lot of comapnies realize how much their employees sometimes rely on thsoe apps to help them throughout the work day, or realize how many potential risks that is exposing them to. Good to hear that someone decided to do something about this issue in a way that sounds like it doesn't harm the user experience much.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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5/21/2014 | 10:29:02 AM
Re: Interesting Nameology
Bryan, they sure did! Great way to step into the ring, don't you think? In an ideal world, new security solutions won't be seen as competition, but instead as collaborators. 
Becca L
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Becca L,
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5/21/2014 | 10:26:23 AM
Re: Good vs Better...who is best?
Soon we may be writing about "Best" - I do love clever competition.

Security is a moving target. I've heard multiple appraoches are more effective than a single tactic, even if the one is an adaptive approach like Better of Best. I wonder if using both Better and Best hits on some sort of holy grail of mobile security. 
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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5/21/2014 | 10:14:10 AM
MDM Rhetoric
The quote about Good securing the device, instead of the apps or data, is kinda funny. The folks at Good would deny this vehemently, and say exactly the same thing about someone else. This is an ongoing game in the mobile device management market; for the last couple years, almost every player has tried to claim "we secure your data and apps, but other products only secure your device," in an attempt at differentiation.

I don't know much about Better, but Good has an excellent reputation, certainly for iOS devices. That said, these pure-play device management firms might get pushed into niche/specialty territory soon, since big players like Microsoft are investing more and more in device and data management tools.
KBurger
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KBurger,
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5/21/2014 | 9:48:38 AM
Moving Target
It's certainly not surprising that there are challengers emerging to Good -- after all, security is the proverbial moving target and even more so now with the rise of mobile/mobile apps and cloud-based systems. As the Better folks have noted, consumerization is another factor -- you really can't stop employees at all levels from using their mobile devices to do their jobs, so then it becomes a question of, what can you do to make sure the apps they are using are secure, and what do you do to secure corporate assets?
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Byurcan,
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5/21/2014 | 9:20:54 AM
Interesting Nameology
Did Better name themselves that as a direct reference to Good? Either way, more competition in the marketplace is a good thing.
Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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5/20/2014 | 9:56:53 PM
Good vs Better...who is best?
Better is a clever name for a mobile app/platform security company, especially since one of the more established providers is named Good. I'm sure the founders did this intentionally (thank you...it makes writing clever headlines, easy).


I wonder is banks need both Good and Better, or are they willing to bring in another mobile app security platform?


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