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TeleCommunication Systems Enhances Secure the Edge™ Portfolio With New Mobile Security Applications and Services

TeleCommunication Systems Enhances Secure the Edge™ Portfolio With New Mobile Security Applications and Services

Note: Comtech Acquired TCS on 2/23/2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD, Apr 23, 2012 --TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced the expansion of its Secure the Edge™ portfolio with the introduction of Security Broker and Secure Multimedia Communications, creating the industry's leading end-to-end suite of mobile broadband security applications and services for authentication, verification and notification.

As commercial and government organizations encourage remote work, provide employees with mobile devices and introduce bring your own device (BYOD) policies into the workplace, the multitude of access points to the network increases the risk of data leakage. Despite steadily increasing threats, according to Juniper Research, today, fewer than 1 in 20 smartphones and tablets have third-party security installed. Users with multiple devices are further changing the crucial "edge" point of security.

TCS has applied its broad experience in cyber security, messaging, secure communications, wireless networks and location-based services (LBS) to address these new threats and challenges. With the Secure the Edge portfolio deployed in their data centers, carriers will benefit from secure, reliable communication with location-based solutions that verify and protect multiple pathways over mobile broadband networks into cloud-based application and critical networks.

TCS Secure the Edge Portfolio:

  • Security Broker provides multi-level authentication services for users who automatically connect to a carrier network to access corporate data. Security Broker centralizes authentication for mobile enterprise private network users attempting to access the network through a mobile broadband device, including a laptop air card or LTE USB dongle. This offering is delivered as a premium service through carriers and partners that offer verification services.
  • Secure Multimedia Communications encrypts voice, video and machine-to-machine (M2M) data for mobile broadband communication on any device, as an end-to-end solution provided by operators for enterprise organizations and government agencies.
  • Secure Location utilizes the TCS Location platform and application to verify device location in security applications. This increases resilience against fraud, enables lawful intercept and supports machine-to-machine deployments with location verification prior to and during communication.
  • Secure Mobile Alerts provides timely and secure delivery of critical information before, during and after an emergency. It enables mass notification of geo-targeted information to mobile users in national, regional, campus or local environments.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TCS, said: "With the growing trend of BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace, the need to secure critical information is now a top IT challenge for commercial and government enterprise network operators. The TCS Secure the Edge portfolio leverages our mobility expertise, precise location and application mobility platforms and encryption to augment existing mobile device management deployments with enhanced security and flexibility."

  • Andrew Braunberg, research director, Current Analysis, said: "As communication traffic moves from fixed-line broadband to mobile broadband, we will see growing requirements to secure critical mobile communication. As an experienced global supplier of secure communication solutions for commercial and government segments, TCS is well-positioned to take advantage of this trend with its Secure the Edge portfolio."

  • For 25 years, TCS has provided highly reliable and secure communication technologies to solve the toughest technical challenges. It pioneered the world's first wireless location platform and powered the delivery of nearly one trillion text messages and over 65 million wireless emergency calls within the last 12 months. TCS provides best-practices development/support utilizing its experience with comprehensive cyber security infrastructure and training to meet each organization's unique mobile security needs.

    About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

    TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise and professional services for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

    Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

    Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

    Media Contact for Comtech Telecommunications Corp.:
    Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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