Thursby, Juniper, Acronis and Silanis enter into partnership
Oct 18, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Thursby Software, a provider of file and print share software applications, has partnered with Juniper Networks, a provider of network infrastructure, Acronis, a provider of data protection solutions, and Silanis, an electronic signature and electronic vaulting provider, to combine their respective strengths in mobility for Department of Defense, or DoD, Federal Government and iPad and iPhone customers.
Thursby's secure mobile hardware; software and support solutions are deployed at over four hundred US Government commands and agencies, ranging from the Pentagon to parks. Thursby is best known for its secure PKard web browser and email apps. Less well known is that the browser doubles as an authorization agent, smoothly coordinating reader and card access for a secure app ecosystem.
Within that ecosystem, Juniper's Junos Pulse app provides secure Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Acronis's mobilEcho provides secure Mobile File Management (MFM) and Silanis provides electronic signature handling. The apps can be flexibly deployed to personal (BYOD) or government furnished equipment (GFE) either directly and standalone, or as part of managed rollouts around app stores, apps or devices (MAS, MAM or MDM).
The PKard Toolkit v2.0 that powers the ecosystem focuses on data management, with strong two-factor (2FA) smart card authentication and FIPS 140-2 encryption. It is available royalty free, supporting a range of cards and licensed readers in varying form factors, with no dependence on new server or cloud back-ends.
The Toolkit includes a software development kit (SDK), sample apps, documentation, a Mac simulator and tools for secure enterprise policy management. It avoids the pitfalls of legacy PC-oriented SDKs that hard code at a low level to specific hardware and/or cards, without considering the presence of multiple apps or the certainty of changes in authentication methods and/or readers over time.
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