Enterprise Account Management System (EAMS) Will Provide I.T. Managers with the Information and Control to Manage QuickLink Mobile Enterprise
CTIA Wirelees IT & Entertainment 2006 - Los Angeles, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a developer of a wide range of software products and services for the wireless market, announced today the addition of its new web-based Enterprise Account Management System (EAMS) application. The EAMS support will help IT Departments manage product configurations for deployment and operation of QuickLink Mobile Enterprise - a wireless connection manager for local and remote access.
Large scale customers such as enterprises and even carriers consider management and efficiency very important aspects for deployment of any software product across their employee base. Smith Micro's influence in the enterprise market demands it to provide ease of management tools for enterprise IT personnel to assume control and increase efficiency in the operation of their enterprise-grade Smith Micro products.
EAMS can be centrally hosted on an enterprise server that provides a web portal front end to efficiently manage product deployments without manual intervention. This portal will enable IT Managers to self-manage the deployment and distribution of their products with careful planning and policy decisions while still maintaining control on groups of users and particular configurations.
Other enhancements in QuickLink Mobile Enterprise include advanced monitoring of network types, roaming status and carrier types for IT departments to better plan for their carrier usage and subscriptions; highly secure Cisco Compatible Extensions to support EAP-FAST based 802.1x authentication using EAP-TLS, EAP-GTC and EAP-MSCHAPv2 as the inner methods as well as PEAP/GTC; Addition of support for multiple international WWAN providers and hardware devices; and significant security enhancements for IT administrators to control Wi-Fi configurations and lock connections and usage of credentials for 802.1x authentication in enterprise WLANs.
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.
In addition, 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.
"Our goal is to provide our enterprise customers with a connection manager that offers enhanced security and easy deployment. Adding EAMS to QuickLink Mobile Enterprise will improve the efficiency for the enterprise customers and help them deploy their products with accuracy," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. "When an IT Manager can quickly review historical data related to prior product deployments, or rollout different versions of the product to various groups, then we have provided a management tool of significant value to their day to day operations".
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.
The next version of QuickLink Mobile Enterprise will be available within 30 days. Please visit our website at www.smithmicro.com for more details.
About Smith Micro Software:
Smith Micro develops communications and entertainment software solutions for the wireless industry. Its leading-edge products simplify communications access over both Wireless Wide Area Networks (WWANs) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), our media management solutions are quickly being adopted and distributed by carriers throughout the world and our compression technology, StuffIt Wireless, is on its way to establishing a new industry standard.
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 and image compression, media management, Internet communications (voice-over-IP), and video conferencing. The Consumer division develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows and Macintosh, empowering 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 www.smithmicro.com, retail stores, and through value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol SMSI.
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