Good Technology Aims Messaging Service At Lotus Domino Users

Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino, which also covers Lotus Notes users, includes two-way synchronization that addresses popular Lotus functions including e-mail, calendar, contracts, journals and to-do features.

June 26, 2006

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Some 125 million IBM Lotus Domino users will be able to use Good Technology's Mobile Messaging service with a wide variety of networks, according to an announcement Monday.

"We work on any network as long as it's an IP network," said Rick Osterloh, Good's vice president of products, in an interview. "And no training is required to be able to use it."

Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino, which also covers Lotus Notes users, includes two-way synchronization that addresses popular Lotus functions including e-mail, calendar, contracts, journals and to-do features.

The Good product operates with a variety of wireless technologies including CDMA and GPRS mobile phone networks and Wi-Fi networks.

"The potential user base is enormous," said Osterloh. "It's a safe bet that at least 80 percent (of Domino users) have a handset. Anyone familiar with Notes and Domino will recognize" the new Good software interface.Osterloh said beta users have found that the new Good service is easy to deploy in IT enterprise situations.

Noting that the service features Good's Secure Over-The-Air functionality, Osterloh said the service calls for Good servers to be installed behind corporate firewalls where data is encrypted.

"The encrypted data is then sent via SSL to the Good Security Operations Center, which monitors message delivery and security, prior to sending (it) across the wireless network," the firm's announcement stated.

The company said the new service will operate on many popular handsets including the Motorola Q, the Nokia E61, the Palm Treo series and many Windows Mobile devices.

Good has targeted the Lotus Domino base for several months. Last year, Good acquired key technology assets from JP Mobile, which had an expertise in wireless technologies including the Lotus products. And, Good has been working to facilitate use of its messaging service with handset manufacturers and network providers, also for several months.0

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