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Smith Micro Adds New Protocol Enhancements For Secure Enterprise-Level Connectivity Compliance

Apr 05, 2006
Wireless Security 802.1x EAP-FAST and Machine Credential Authentication Support Added to Smith Micro's Long List of Industry Standard Security Functions That QuickLink Mobile Enterprise Mobility Solution Manages

LAS VEGAS, CTIA Wireless 2006, Booth 4455 - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMSI - News) a developer and marketer of a wide range of software products and services for the wireless market, announced its newest release of QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise mobility connection manager for PCs. The application supports the broadest possible range of Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) spanning nearly 200 carriers worldwide, Wi-Fi networks and the latest in Wi-Fi 802.1x security protocols.

As wireless use increases within leading domestic and international companies, corporations are faced with the nearly impossible task of overseeing employee wireless access from many different points. Today many enterprise companies use multiple wireless carriers, multiple network connections, and across multiple wireless devices to provide remote access connectivity for their mobile workforce. In response to this increasing administrative demand and the need for wireless security compliance within large enterprise companies, Smith Micro has released QuickLink Mobile Enterprise version 5.3 with support for WPA, WPA 2, a broad range of 802.1x security protocols with many EAP types, most recently EAP-FAST and a framework for machine credentialed authentication.

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise supports advanced industry-standard security protocols including 802.1x wireless LAN authentication compliant EAP methods: EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, LEAP and now EAP-FAST under the WPA/WPA2 framework with support for multiple inner security types such as MS-CHAPv2, EAP-TLS, EAP-GTC, EAP-MD5, CHAP and PAP. This release provides IT managers with a single-point access to control the company-wide secure wireless LAN.

QuickLink Mobile Enterprise supports today's multiple broadband wireless networks to connect via 1xRTT/EV-DO or GPRS/EDGE/UMTS or HSDPA to a carrier's wireless network. In addition, the application can be set to connect to a company's virtual private network (VPN). QuickLink Mobile Enterprise supports a wide variety of the leading VPNs from Microsoft, Cisco, Lucent, Checkpoint, AT&T and Nortel.

"We first introduced QuickLink Mobile Enterprise during the CTIA conference last year and the response from customers and our rapidly growing prospect list indicates a growing need for this solution in the enterprise space," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. "Today's mobility users can rely on secure, wireless connections just as if they were connected behind their corporate firewalls."

Advanced administration and security features of QuickLink Mobile Enterprise provide today's large organizations with true configuration control. The IT manager concerned with security can designate to select or automatically launch a connection to the company's VPN. Other Configuration Tools are available to lock and hide rights to the application's features, to set defaults for user preferences, to track network usage with IntelliTracker™, to track application deployment, to create custom reports such as employee usage, as well as to track their wireless connection traffic.

Smith Micro develops innovative communications software for the wireless industry. Our leading-edge products simplify communications access over both Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), and our compression technologies such as StuffIt have been established as industry standards.

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a developer and marketer of wireless communication, broadband 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 technologies and the Internet, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, file compression, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, and traditional computer telephony. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), direct sales on our website, retail stores, and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI.

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 plans for returning to sustained profitability and the company's ability to 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, unforeseen delays in the timing of orders from OEM 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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