Company expands traffic management solution to include application-based policy management
CTIA, New Orleans, LA - May 9, 2012 - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced NetWise™ Passport, an application control solution for mobile devices. Extending Smith Micro's intelligent traffic management solution, NetWise™ Director (formerly Mobile Network Director), the NetWise Passport solution equips wireless operators with policy management tools to shape bandwidth consumption based on application usage.
Unauthorized and inefficient applications present a serious threat to mobile network performance and stability. The patent-pending NetWise Passport solution gives operators more control over how applications can access their networks, reducing exposure from inefficient applications that can adversely impact subscriber experience. The client-based policy controls help carriers provide more value to end-users and manage bandwidth consumption, while keeping away threats from unmanaged applications and devices. NetWise Passport also enables flexible, user-friendly ways for subscribers to purchase data services based on application type, network preferences and bandwidth intensity.
"In order to protect the integrity of the network and their service plans, operators need better tools to manage how applications get onto their networks and what resources they are entitled to use, and that's what NetWise Passport provides," said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "Like our NetWise Director solution for data offload, NetWise Passport uses the power of an intelligent client to extend policy enforcement onto each device. It not only intercepts risky apps before they get onto the network, but also opens up application-based revenue opportunities for operators."
The NetWise Passport solution provides operators with the tools to:
- Increase revenue potential by enabling flexible, value-based data plans according to the types of applications being used rather than just charging for Gigabytes
- Reduce network traffic and unnecessary signaling by intercepting "chatty apps" and offering more efficient alternatives
- Manage unauthorized network connections to protect scarce network resources and improve overall quality of service
- Protect corporate assets and wireless expense management by defining application-based usage policies on corporate-owned devices
NetWise Passport is a component of the Smith Micro's Mobile Experience Platform that helps mobile operators, device manufacturers and enterprises simplify and enhance the mobile experience while optimizing network and device resources. For more information, visit:
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Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio of products and services spans Connectivity Management, Communications and Content Management solutions. Smith Micro's solutions include client and server software applications used by the world's leading wireless operators, device manufacturers and enterprises. For more information about Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI), visit smithmicro.com.
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