Giving Good Technology a History Lesson on Secure Browsing Capabilities

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In a July 10, 2014 blog post, Good Technology claims that it was the first to provide an “enterprise class secure browser to deliver support for Proxy auto-configuration files,” more commonly known as PAC files. Enterprise users that have multiple proxy servers may use PAC files to access URLs via web browsing or other applications. To simplify, just as a TV guide tells you what channel to select for a specific program, a PAC file will tell the device which proxy server to use to reach a specific URL destination.

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Good needs a #BBFactCheck.

BlackBerry has been supporting PAC files on BlackBerry devices for years. We had it way back in 2003 with BlackBerry OS. So of course our latest platform, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, supports PAC files – BlackBerry 10 OS starting on January 31, 2013, Secure Work Space for iOS on October 9, 2013 and Secure Work Space for Android on June 26, 2014.

With an 11-year difference between BlackBerry and Good support of PAC files, it’s inaccurate for Good to claim that they were the first. Even if they were only comparing from an Enterprise Mobility Management perspective, we still have them beat.

This is another example of Good’s marketing being misleading– which should not be “Good Enough” for customers looking for a mobility partner.

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