Thursby releases secure email for iPad and iPhone on App Store

Arlington, Texas – Thursby Software today is proud to announce the immediate availability of its PKard(R) Mail secure email app on Apple’s App Store. Although modeled on the familiar native user interface of Apple’s native mail program, PKard Mail goes beyond by adding complete support for US Government CAC and PIV secure identity cards. Email signing, encryption and decryption (S/MIME) are offered with the secure smart cards.

Microsoft Exchange email authentication is by strong two-factor smart card ID and PIN, or traditional usernames and passwords, leveraging the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol.

Bill Thursby, company President and Founder, explained “the growing PKard ecosystem makes the Apple family of mobile devices the most secure solution available. Along with our existing PKard Reader browser, secure mail fulfils our most frequent government request. Our partner offerings further enhance the security by adding VPN, secure file management, document signing, and secure remote desktop access solutions.”

Where ActiveSync is enabled for smart card access, PKard Mail can be deployed “as-is” for personal devices (BYOD), government furnished equipment (GFE), in custom versions for organizations, or in conjunction with third party mobile app, app store or device management (MAM, MAS or MDM) initiatives.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 9.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
PKard Mail 1.0.1 is offered at the introductory price of $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. PKard Reader includes patent technology licenses from Microsoft.

PKard Mail 1.0.1
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Thursby is celebrating over a quarter century of enterprise Apple integration, management and security specialization. Thursby is US-owned, operated and GSA-listed, with headquarters in Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, and government sales from Rockville, Maryland. Thursby has well over 70,000 clients across 140 countries, including organizations with thousands of devices under management, and well over a million software licenses sold. Clients range from government, to finance, healthcare, energy, FORTUNE(TM) 500, Global 2000 companies, education, research, media and OEMs. Copyright (C) 2013 Thursby Software Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PKard Reader includes patent technology licenses from Microsoft. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.