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Smith Micro Solidifies Strategic Relationship With Leading Telecom Integrator, Manage Mobility, With Its QuickLink Mobile Enterprise

May 08, 2006
Smith Micro Gains Access to a Network of more than 1500 Agents through one of the United States' Largest Telecom Brokers to Distribute QuickLink Mobile Enterprise

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a company that markets and develops a wide range of software products and services for the wireless market, announced its new partnership with Manage Mobility, one of the nation's leading business solution providers and leading resellers of Sprint Telecommunication Services, to distribute QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise. Smith Micro's QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise application, which is a mobility connection manager for mobile workstations, supports the broadest possible range of Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) spanning nearly 200 broadband-wireless carrier networks globally. The software application also seamlessly supports Wi-Fi networks, as well as the latest in 802.1x security protocols for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).

As wireless use increases within domestic and international companies and within government agencies, IT managers are faced with the nearly impossible task of overseeing employee wireless access from many different sources. Each enterprise company can use a multitude of different wireless carriers, network connections, and wireless devices in providing remote access connectivity for their mobile workforce. In response to this increasing administrative demand and need for wireless security compliance, QuickLink Mobile Enterprise provides IT managers with a single-point access for controlling, customizing, and automating secure wireless connections enterprise-wide.

"Partnering with Manage Mobility is an important step in expanding our channel strategy for delivering enterprise-class mobile solutions," said Chris Lippincott, Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Smith Micro Software. "Our rapidly growing client list indicates a growing need for our solution in the enterprise space. Our commitment to providing a tailored solution for enterprises that demand secure wireless connections for their mobile workforce and Manage Mobility's dedication to providing superior customer service is an excellent fit that mirrors our business model."

The 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 lock and hide rights to the application's features, set defaults for user preferences, track wireless network usage and costs, and create custom reports such as employee usage with IntelliTracker™.

"The efficient design of QuickLink Mobile Enterprise uniquely supports multiple wireless carriers and a broad array of mobile devices, so it tremendously enhances Manage Mobility's strategic mobility solution initiative," said Mike McGuire, Senior Partner at Manage Mobility. "We are already beginning to deploy QuickLink Mobile Enterprise within our financial and government customer segments."

Smith Micro develops innovative communications software for the wireless industry. Its leading-edge products simplify communications access over both Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), and its compression technology, StuffIt, has been established as an industry standard. Over 5 million licenses of Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile technology have been shipped in just the last several years, making QuickLink Mobile the preferred choice of carriers and end-users alike.

About Smith Micro Software:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, develops and markets wireless communication, broadband and utility software products for multiple OS platforms. The company designs integrated cross platform, easy-to-use software for personal and business computing worldwide. With a focus on wireless, broadband and Internet technologies, the company's products and services enable wireless communications, file and image compression, digital image and music management, eCommerce, eBusiness, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), video conferencing, and traditional computer telephony. The award-winning software solutions empower Windows and Macintosh users in the areas of information access, removal, recovery, security, and Internet distribution. Smith Micro's leading brands are QuickLink®, StuffIt®, Internet Cleanup(TM) and Spring Cleaning®. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise Group, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), the company website at, retail stores, and through value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI. Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, IntelliTracker, and QuickLink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. StuffIt and StuffIt Image are trademarks or registered trademarks of Allume Systems, Inc., a division of Smith Micro Software. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

About Manage Mobility:

Manage Mobility is a privately held company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Manage Mobility is a telecommunications convergence company that provides multi-vendor solutions to business customers nationwide. Manage Mobility customers receive best-of-breed solutions from vendors such as Sprint, Quest, MCI ACC Business, Global Crossing and now Smith Micro Software. Manage Mobility distributes its products throughout the United States via a network of over 1500 employees, agents, systems integrators and Value Added Resellers (VARs).

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 segments of the company. 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.