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Smith Micro Announces Availability of New Enterprise Wireless Connectivity Solution That Allows Users to Move Between Nearly 200 Wireless Networks Worldwide

Mar 14, 2005
QuickLink Mobile Offers Enterprise Users on the Go More Ways to Connect-Whether Choosing A WWAN Connection or a Secure Wi-Fi Connection

CTIA WIRELESS, BOOTH 6513, New Orleans, LA - Smith Micro Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer and marketer of a wide range of software for the wireless market, announced the availability of QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise edition in early 2nd quarter 2005. QuickLink Mobile Enterprise is a wireless data connectivity solution for the enterprise market. It takes advantage of high-speed mobile data networks and Wi-Fi technology to create a powerful, seamless mobile and secure business tool.

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise connection manager delivers a secure, reliable and consistent connection experience allowing users to easily switch mobile PC Cards to access their carrier's account plan on another network. Enterprise users have the benefit of using the latest PC Cards or mobile phones to connect to high-speed mobile data networks including1xRTT/ 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, especially when traveling or if they have multiple business locations in various parts of the world," 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."

The QuickLink Mobile Enterprise 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) and WPA2 security to provide standards-based access control and security for wireless networks.

The QuickLink Enterprise client will work seamlessly with QuickLink Server, a highly customizable RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service) server for controlling access and providing security in wireless and wired network environments. QuickLink Server provides standards-based access control and security for mixed-access networks-including 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN), mobile and wired networks. In addition, the QuickLink Mobile Enterprise connection manager client will support other widely installed industry standard RADIUS servers from Cisco, Nortel, Microsoft and other server vendors.

"Remote access to your company's vast information resources is a competitive advantage that no organization can afford to be without," continues Smith. "QuickLink Mobile Enterprise solutions can help IT managers show demonstrable return on investment by increasing overall information management efficiencies throughout their organizations."

Advanced features of QuickLink Mobile Enterprise include SMS messaging support, the ability to launch VPN connection from the main application, and administrator preferences and options such as the ability to lock or hide rights and application features or set defaults for all user preferences. Additional highlights for the IT manager include an Administrator's IntelliTracker Server to create custom reports, track users log-ins, user statistics and much more.

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise and QuickLink Server will begin initial shipments April 15, 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, and Web-based store sales. 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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