Good Technology 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.