Smith Micro Announces Exclusive Strategic Partnership with Gryphon Online Safety, Inc.
Gryphon will help power SafePath® Home – Connecting the Mobile Experience to the Home
PITTSBURGH, PA, March 28, 2019 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) (“Smith Micro” or the “Company”) today announced it has signed an exclusive strategic license agreement with Gryphon Online Safety, Inc., providing a software solution that offers simple, yet powerful integration of home routers, including future in-home 5G routers, with the SafePath® platform. Known as SafePath Home, this new capability continues the vision for SafePath, making it possible to add all in-home devices to the digital family lifestyle. Family life includes time inside and outside the home. SafePath provides a single pane of glass through which the family can manage and secure their digital lifestyle no matter where they happen to be.
Smith Micro’s SafePath solution provides both location and parental controls to ensure family safety when family members are mobile. Now, with SafePath Home, these safeguards are extended to cover the family while they are at home. Additionally, the SafePath platform includes the management of consumer IoT devices, an integral part of the digital lifestyle of the future. With SafePath Home, smart home devices become part of the digital lifestyle vision.
Through this exclusive partnership with Gryphon, SafePath Home meets the full spectrum of needs through a cloud-managed router agent that can be integrated with any Linux-based home router.
SafePath Home Features:
- Parental Controls: Allows parents to set age level restrictions for each device and Internet time limits, as well as content filtering by age.
- Intelligent Intrusion Detection and Malware Filtering: Utilizes machine learning that recognizes and monitors each device in your home warning you of intrusion.
- View Browsing History: Offers the ability to monitor your children’s browsing history even if they clear browsing history on their device.
- Set Bedtimes/Homework Times: Parents have the option to schedule screen time limits; turning off Internet access to fit their family’s schedules.
- Pause the Internet: Pause the Internet easily with a touch of a button when desired.
- Safe Search: Enforces Safe Search/YouTube filtering to hide inappropriate content.
- App Control: Block online access for popular apps such as Fortnite, Snapchat, and YouTube.
- Remote Control: With SafePath Home, your smart phone is transformed to a remote control that manages all functionality in home or when away.
- Automatic Software Updates: Keeps your software and security up to date with automatic over the air patches to your WiFi router.
- Mesh WiFi Network Management: Intelligently manage and optimize the health of your WiFi network for fast Internet speeds throughout the home.
“Our SafePath platform continues to evolve, meeting the needs of a digital lifestyle that spreads beyond traditional mobile devices to include family life at home. These in-home capabilities are a natural extension of our SafePath platform boosted by the addition of the Gryphon secure router agent and cloud API, satisfying mobile operator and consumer demand for a single solution that integrates the mobile world and the home, meeting the needs of the family, no matter where they happen to be,” said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. “Seamlessly connecting all devices in the home through a powerful software solution, SafePath Home allows consumers to take control and protect their connected family and their home.”
“The number of connected devices in our homes is exploding, exposing our families to unfiltered content and our smart devices to new online threats,” said John Wu, CEO of Gryphon. “We are delighted to partner with Smith Micro to offer operators, ISPs and home security service providers the most comprehensive in-home and mobile protection solution in the industry.”
For further information, please visit: https://www.smithmicro.com/safepath/home
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers and cable MSOs around the world. From enabling the family digital lifestyle to providing powerful voice messaging capabilities, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones and consumer IoT devices. The Smith Micro portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as visual voice messaging, optimizing retail content display, performing analytics on any product set, and 2D/3D graphics applications. For more information, visit www.smithmicro.com.
About Gryphon Online Safety, Inc.
On a mission to protect connected families, Gryphon develops a cloud managed network protection software platform that is powered by machine learning for homes and small businesses. The patented platform utilizes a cloud managed agent that sits on the edge network with easy to manage parental controls, machine learning algorithms for more efficient content filtering, network health monitoring, malware blocking, intelligent behavior based intrusion detection, and real-time controls to manage connected devices from anywhere, any time. The Gryphon secure mesh WiFi router running the network protection platform has won numerous recognitions such as the Best of CES 2019 from TechAeris, Best Security Focused Mesh WiFi Router from Tom’s Guide, Best Parental Control Router by Business Insider, and Best Parental Control Hardware by Fatherly. For more information, visit www.gryphonconnect.com
SafePath, Smith Micro and the Smith Micro logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. GRYPHON® and Gryphon Connect® are registered trademarks of Gryphon Online Safety, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.
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