Bluefire Partners with Apriva to Deliver Advanced Mobile Security Solution to Government Customers


BALTIMORE, June 13 / / -- Bluefire, a leading provider of security solutions for smartphones and wireless devices, today announced a joint development agreement with Apriva, the leader in high-security wireless solutions for the Electronic Payments and Mobile Messaging markets.

Under the agreement, the Bluefire Mobile Security(R) Enterprise Edition - including firewall, encryption, and logging features - and Mobile Security VPN will work in conjunction with Apriva's Bluetooth(R) BT100-C and BT200 Smart Card Readers (SCR) to provide government customers with additional security features.

Apriva provides industry leading hardware and software solutions for secure mobile applications allowing government agencies to communicate securely through Apriva's unique digital network agnostic architecture. Apriva Smart Card Readers for Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Cards (CAC) and Federal Civilian Personal Identity Verification (PIV) systems enable hard token certificate identification and authentication for wireless devices.

Apriva's Sensa(R) secure mobile email system is a client/server encrypted messaging application with a device and digital network agnostic architecture. Sensa(R) provides PKI S/MIME email, including attachment encryption, full data-at-rest protection, and compliance with relevant protection profiles for Windows Mobile(R) OS devices. Apriva's architecture provides strong security features for Type 1 and Non-Type 1 data transport. Sensa(R) works with hard- token Smart Card Readers, or via soft-token certificates.

"Data security is crucial to government agencies especially as more and more government officials store, send, and receive confidential information on their mobile devices," said Chris Spinella, CEO of Apriva. "Government regulations, including those of the DoD and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), mandate that Federal agencies comply with secure messaging policies, and we are proud to provide a formidable offering to assist in this important endeavor. We are excited that this type of partnership with Bluefire further extends Apriva's Smart Card Reader leadership position within the industry."

According to a recent survey conducted by Bluefire, 89% of government officials said that security protection should be required of their wireless devices. The top-ranked wireless application was enterprise email access (85%) while nearly all -- 98% -- reported being concerned about the security of email access to corporate server-based accounts and remote access to corporate networks.

"Bluefire is proud to be working with Apriva. Their expertise in secure email, smart card solutions, and the government sector complements Bluefire's mobile device security, and is essential in providing Bluefire customers with an unbeatable security solution that complies with the latest security requirements," said Mark Komisky, Bluefire's CEO.

About Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.

Bluefire provides the most complete security solution specifically designed for smartphones and wireless devices. Bluefire Mobile Security(R) Enterprise Edition is the industry's only fully integrated security solution including authentication, encryption, integrity monitoring, firewall, logging and central management. For more information, visit www.bluefiresecurity.com/ or call (410) 637-8160.

About Apriva:

Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading wireless solutions provider integrating the hardware, software and network infrastructure required to develop and deploy high-performance high-reliability solutions in the Point of Sale (POS) and Secure Mobile Messaging markets. Apriva offers end-to-end solutions for Point of Sale for the payment industry and secure email solutions for the Government sector. Visit www.apriva.com/ for more information. Apriva - Proving the Possibilities.

Source: Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Amy Garland of Bluefire Security Technologies, Inc.,
+1-410-637-8018, agarland@bluefiresecurity.com; or Cara Mormino of
+Apriva, 1-602-885-3389, cara@rocketcreative.com

Web site: www.apriva.com/
http://www.bluefiresecurity.com/

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