|[September 11, 2012]
PCTEL Security Technology Offers New, Behavioral Approach to Mobile Device Management for BYOD, Defense Applications
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
PCTEL (News - Alert), Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site
solutions for private and public networks, announced today that the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published the first of three of
PCTEL patent applications -- "Systems and Methods for Enhanced Security
in Wireless Communications" -- which describes an innovative approach to
mobile device security and policy management that eliminates the
bothersome need to continually search, identify, and block new viruses
and malware. This invention, along with two others submitted to the
USPTO, underlie the company's ProsettaCore™ security solution.
PCTEL 's ProsettaCore™ security invention, as described in its patent
application, offers an alternative behavioral approach to
security, in which a business or governmental organization establishes
security standards and then monitors mobile devices to ensure malware is
not violating those standards. This new behavioral approach relies on
the interaction between an enterprise-owned and operated policy server
and a compact software device that resides on the smart phone. The
software device monitors, reports, and takes immediate action if, for
example, foreign malware attempts to turn on the microphone, take
photos, steal contact files and emails or track the GPS history of a
This simpler behavioral approach to mobile security is an effective
option compared to the taxonomic approach of identifying and sorting
through millions of viruses that change daily. ProsettaCore simply
defines security policies and enforces them.
"We invented ProsettaCore to address the needs of the top secret
community," said Marty Singer, Chairman and CEO, PCTEL. "We have
developed a broad capability - that may have other applications - to
monitor the security and behavior of a mobile device. Our solution and
the underlying technology captured in our patent applications allow
organizations to take advantage of the sophistication and efficiencies
of commercially available products while ensuring secure communications
associated with their enterprise," added Singer.
The ProsettaCre architecture and invention allows for multi-mode use of
one device for personal and secure business, government and military
environments. As enterprises continue to adopt the Bring Your Own
Device (BYOD) work environment, the ability to ensure secure
communications on employee-owned, commercially-available phones will
become increasingly important for financial, health care, defense and
other vertical markets.
The ProsettaCore Software Developer's Kit was released a month ago and
can be incorporated into any device operating on Google's (News - Alert) Android
operating system. PCTEL is now working on a new version of the software
that can be downloaded and flashed onto open and unlocked Android
devices such as the Nexus product portfolio.
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops antenna, scanning receiver, and
engineered site solutions for public and private networks. The company's
SeeGull® scanning receivers, SeeHawk® visualization tool, and Clarify®
system measure and analyze wireless signals for efficient cellular
network planning, deployment, and optimization. PCTEL develops and
supports scanning receivers for LTE, TD-LTE, EVDO, CDMA, WCDMA,
TD-SCDMA, GSM, and WiMAX (News - Alert) networks.
PCTEL's MAXRAD®, Bluewave™ and Wi-Sys™ antenna solutions address private
network, public safety, and government applications. PCTEL develops and
delivers high-value YAGI, Land Mobile Radio, WiFi (News - Alert), GPS, In-Tunnel,
Subway, and broadband antennas (parabolic and flat panel). The company's
vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Precision
Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless
Backhaul. PCTEL Connected Solutions™ designs and delivers Site Solutions
for private and public wireless, data, and communication applications.
PCTEL Connected Solutions™ utilizes specialized towers, enclosures,
fiber optic panels, fiber jumper cables and a wide array of its
TowerWorx™ and TelWorx™ products to deliver engineered site solutions.
PCTEL Secure focuses on Android (News - Alert) mobile platform security. PCTEL's
products are sold worldwide through direct and indirect channels. For
more information, please visit the company's web sites www.pctel.com,
For more information, please visit PCTEL Secure at http://www.pctelsecure.com
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