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Smith Micro Joins Wi-Fi Alliance

Jun 08, 2006
Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile Enterprise delivers Wi-Fi Security, Interoperability, and Ease-of-Use consistent with the mission of prestigious Trade Association

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 membership in the Wi-Fi Alliance. A global nonprofit organization, the Wi-Fi Alliance was formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) products based on IEEE 802 specifications. It is also the organization responsible for creating the "Wi-Fi®" brand and the "Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®" program.

"In becoming a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, Smith Micro joins more than 250 companies from around the globe who are committed to delivering interoperable Wi-Fi solutions and ensuring a positive user experience through our Wi-Fi CERTIFIED programs," said Wi-Fi Alliance Managing Director Frank Hanzlik. "We are pleased to have them become a part of the organization."

Today, Smith Micro's QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise solution supports the broadest possible range of wireless air interfaces, including nearly 200 carriers worldwide, and offers highly competitive Wireless Wide-Area Network (WWAN) and Wi-Fi security capabilities. The application provides an industry-leading level of Wi-Fi security via wireless link encryption and support for multiple EAP methods. Through almost any type of wireless device-PC cards, embedded devices or handsets-this flagship Smith Micro product enables mobile workers to stay securely and conveniently connected. Mobile worker productivity is boosted and IT managers can enjoy greater peace of mind. QuickLink Mobile Enterprise is highly customizable, very easy to deploy, and is compatible with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® user devices, Access Points (APs) and industry-standard RADIUS Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) servers such as Cisco ACS, Microsoft IAS, FreeRADIUS Interlink and our QuickLink Server.

Smith Micro develops innovative communications software for the wireless industry. Its leading-edge products simplify communications access over both WWANs and WLANs, and its compression technology, StuffIt Wireless, is on its way to establishing a new industry standard. Over five million licenses of Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile technology have been shipped in the last several years, making QuickLink Mobile the preferred choice of carriers, device manufacturers and end-users alike.

"We share the Wi-Fi Alliance's philosophy of simplifying and standardizing solutions," commented Robert Elliott, Smith Micro's Vice President of Marketing. "Wi-Fi Alliance certification is a key ingredient in giving users the confidence they need to embrace new wireless technologies."

"We strive to continually raise the bar in providing secure and easy-to-use mobility solutions for end-users, enterprise customers and wireless carriers worldwide," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. "We are excited to be a part of this growing movement and view our membership in the Wi-Fi Alliance as an important step in strengthening both our relationship with the wireless community and our involvement in defining the next generation of wireless solutions."

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, and digital image and music management. The company's 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.

About Wi-Fi Alliance:

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global, non-profit industry association of more than 250 member companies devoted to promoting the growth of wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). With the aim of enhancing the user experience for mobile wireless devices, the Wi-Fi Alliance's testing and certification programs ensure the interoperability of WLAN products based on the IEEE 802.11 specification. Since the introduction of the Wi-Fi Alliance's certification program in March 2000, more than 2,500 products have been designated as Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®, encouraging the expanded use of Wi-Fi products and services across the consumer and enterprise markets. For more information, please visit

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation risks and uncertainties relating to sales and performance of the company's QuickLink® Mobile Enterprise solution and its other products. 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.

Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Alliance®, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®, the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo, and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance; and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Smith Micro and the Smith Micro and QuickLink logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.