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Smith Micro Expands Wireless Connectivity Solutions To Enterprise Market

Oct 25, 2004
QuickLink Mobile Allows Enterprise Users to Move Between Cellular Networks and Wi-Fi Coverage Securely

MOSCONE CENTER, BOOTH 711, SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software for the wireless market, announced QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise edition-a wireless data connectivity solution for the enterprise market that takes advantage of high-speed mobile data networks and Wi-Fi technology to create a powerful, seamless mobile business tool.

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise delivers a secure, reliable and consistent connection experience without being plugged into a network or modem-line connection. Enterprise users have the benefit of using mobile phones or PC cards to connect to multiple high-speed mobile data networks including CDMA/1xRTT/ EV-DO and GPRS/EDGE/UMTS networks, Wi-Fi hotspots or a combination of both using a single standardized application. In addition, QuickLink Mobile Enterprise users can securely access their company's virtual private network (VPN) from any wireless connection, seamlessly integrating with the most popular VPN clients to offer a one-step security solution.

"Many enterprise-level customers rely on more than one wireless carrier," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. "QuickLink Mobile Enterprise is the first product that allows IT managers to deliver a connection manager application to their corporate employees that spans multiple carrier networks, Wi-Fi, VPN and dial-up connections. This allows enterprise level customers to find the least cost and fastest connectivity option for all corporate locations."

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise will work seamlessly with the new QuickLink® Mobile Wi-Fi client and QuickLink® Server editions. The QuickLink Mobile Wi-Fi product incorporates the latest security standards including enterprise-level requirements for 802.1x wireless LAN Authentication compliant methods such as EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS and MS-PEAP as well as WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security to provide standards-based access control and security for wireless networks.

In addition the QuickLink Mobile Wi-Fi client will support other widely installed industry standard Radius servers from Cisco, Microsoft and other server vendors.

"While today's workforces are embracing new ways to connect more efficiently, security remains one of their largest concerns," continues Smith. "QuickLink Mobile Wi-Fi and QuickLink Server address this concern through implementing the latest Wi-Fi security standards for integrated authentication, authorization and accounting for wireless networks."

Advanced features of QuickLink Mobile Enterprise include instant-messaging support, the ability to launch VPN connection from the main application view, and administrator preferences and options such as the ability to lock or hide rights and application features or set defaults for all user preferences.

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise supports leading wireless operators in North America including Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Alltel, Cellular One, Dobson, Sprint and Telus Mobility in Canada. Smith Micro is continually adding wireless network support for operators in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia to create a global footprint.

The QuickLink family of Enterprise products will be available in the first quarter of 2005.

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication, broadband, eCommerce and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs integrated cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal computing and business solutions around the world. With a focus on Wireless and Broadband and Internet technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, network fax, and traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), direct sales, retail stores, and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. For more information, contact Smith Micro at (949) 362-5800.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to the company's financial prospects and projections, the company's ability to maintain sustained profitability and increase its business in the Wireless and Broadband segments. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and are based upon the information currently available to the company. Such information is subject to change, and the company will not necessarily inform you of such changes. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, fluctuations or cancellations in orders from distribution customers, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those presented in any forward-looking statement and are discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

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