Arlington, Texas – Thursby Software, the market leader in enterprise Apple integration, security and management, announced the immediate availability of its new PKard(R) Reader secure mobility sled bundle for the iPad mini. The bundle includes Thursby’s elegant and discrete CAC/PIV one-piece case and built-in smart card reader, or sled, for the iPad mini, along with the PKard Reader secure browser app, phone and email technical support.

The browser also coordinates access to a secure ecosystem of Thursby, third-party and organization-specific apps including Microsoft Exchange S/MIME email, document signing, editing, sharing, Instant Messaging, VPN and more. In fact, everything is present to replace legacy laptops or mobile devices for secure mobile usage.

* Devices – Apple iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display
* Bundled – US secure browser license and US technical support
* Discrete – the card does not protrude when fully inserted
* Simple – the one-piece design is easy to put-on and take off
* Easy-to-charge – via the built-in micro USB port
* Operating systems – iOS 6 or higher
* Smart cards – CAC, CAC Dual Persona, PIV and PIV-I smart cards
* U.S. Government standards – TAA, HSPD-12, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201 and GSA APL

Thursby has long been the market leader in sturdy metal iPad and iPhone plug-in reader or dongle bundles, supporting tens of thousands of secure mobile users at the Department of Defense, the Federal Government and at highly regulated organizations. Paul Nelson, Thursby’s Chief Technology Officer, explains, “We’re pleased to be extending our line up with a cased solution. PKard-based solutions retain Apple’s compelling user experience, adding strong two-factor smart card authentication and data encryption for secure access to cloud or data center resources from organizational or personal devices.”

Pricing and Availability:
The new $179.99 iPad mini case reader as well as $149.99 iPad and iPhone plug-in reader bundles are available from Thursby’s website, or selected Federal resellers. Apple hardware and smart card IDs are not included.

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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.

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