Cingular Wireless today added a powerful wireless e-mail and data capability to its broad range of solutions for business customers by directly offering GoodLink(TM), Good Technology’s award-winning wireless messaging and data access software and service. Cingular is the first wireless cellular company in North America to offer GoodLink directly to its B2B clients.
The new GoodLink solution from Cingular Wireless offers robust email and PIM capabilities on a choice of powerful Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(TM) business devices. Customers will achieve greater efficiency with unified billing and support services from Cingular.
“Cingular Wireless is extending its leadership position in the wireless e-mail space through its alliance with Good Technology,” said Jeff Bradley, vice president, business data services, for Cingular Wireless. “GoodLink is an outstanding addition to our portfolio of robust, enterprise-grade offerings for businesses. It provides a cost-efficient and easy-to-implement solution through which customers can access business-critical messaging and PIM applications on the devices they prefer on the largest digital wireless data network in the country.”
“We are thrilled to bring Cingular’s industry-leading reach, high-speed EDGE network, and expertise in enterprise wireless solutions to our common customers,” said Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology. “Together, Cingular and Good will accelerate enterprise adoption of wireless messaging by simplifying the purchase and support process for customers, and by offering a broad choice of industry standards-based handhelds and wireless applications on the nation’s largest wireless data network.”
Robust GoodLink Features
GoodLink from Cingular provides business customers with:
- Continuous two-way wireless synchronization of all Microsoft Outlook
functions, such as e-mail, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks, when
within Cingular coverage areas;
- Intuitive, Outlook-like interface with robust productivity features on
popular, standards-based device platforms;
- Enterprise-class, FIPS-certified security including end-to-end AES data
encryption, remote data wipe and remote password policy management; and
- Secure Over-The-Air(TM) device provisioning and management for improved
TCO and simplified IT administration featuring Zero-IT-Touch(TM)
activations and upgrades of GoodLink and third-party applications.
GoodLink runs on popular industry standards-based Palm OS and Windows Mobile devices from Cingular Wireless. Cingular’s palmOne Treo(TM) 650 combines familiar Palm PDA features with a phone and access to EDGE, the fastest national wireless data network in the U.S., for quick wireless e-mail, attachments, and web browsing. The Siemens SX66 Pocket PC is a powerful phone/PDA combination running an Intel(R) 400MHz processor and features the user-friendly Windows Mobile Pocket PC interface and unique slide-out keyboard. With GoodLink from Cingular, customers also can stay connected to their corporate e-mail overseas using these quad-band devices. Cingular has the largest global roaming presence of any U.S. wireless provider, giving customers access to data in more than 80 countries and to voice services in over 160 countries.
“Enterprises investing in wireless e-mail want a combination of a powerful data network, device choice, and a secure, easy-to-use and manage wireless messaging and PIM system,” said Kevin Burden, Program Manager, Mobile Devices, IDC. “Cingular Wireless and Good Technology are bringing these essential elements together in a unified, cost-effective solution that should enable both companies to grow their footprint in the enterprise market.”
Cingular is offering GoodLink as an end-to-end service for a monthly fee of $44.99 per month for unlimited data with a qualified voice plan. Customers must purchase a $1,500 one-year Starter Pak and a one-time $99 per user GoodLink Client Access license. With the Starter Pak, GoodLink customers get the convenience of one full year of IT support directly from Good Technology as well as enterprise-grade support from Cingular’s business customer care group for the life of their contract.
GoodLink from Cingular is available through Cingular’s direct B2B sales organization. For more information or to arrange to speak with a B2B account manager, call 1-866-429-7222 or visit http://www.cingular.com/goodlink .
Cingular Wireless serves customers in 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and counts more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 1,200 federal, state and local agencies as clients. GoodLink is in use in nearly 6,000 enterprises including seven of the Fortune 10, and over half of the Fortune 50.
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving more than 50.4 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corporation , has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation — the ALLOVER(SM) network — and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(SM), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/ . Get Cingular Wireless press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at http://cingular.com/newsroom .
About Good Technology
Good Technology is the leader in enterprise wireless handheld computing software and service based on industry standards, providing the corporate applications enterprises need on the handhelds they choose over the networks they prefer. The company’s GoodAccess and GoodLink products extend mission- critical enterprise applications — including Microsoft Exchange Server, Oracle, salesforce.com and Siebel — to mobile employees when and where they need them, using end-to-end AES encrypted, FIPS 140-2 certified security, and cradle-free, real-time synchronization. GoodLink and GoodAccess are combined enterprise software and service that run on a variety of devices and networks, freeing customers from vendor lock-in, and allowing maximum flexibility. Good Technology is located in Santa Clara, California. For more information call 1-866-7-BEGOOD and select the option for sales, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.good.com/ .