Thursby delivers iPad mini secure mobility CAC/PIV sled bundle for Christmas

Arlington, Texas, December 17, 2013, Thursby Software, the market leader in enterprise Apple integration, security and management, announced the immediate availability of its new PKard® 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.”

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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About Thursby Software

Thursby is an American company celebrating nearly three decades of enterprise iPad, iPhone and Mac integration, management and security specialization. Historically, integration was with Microsoft-focused server infrastructure, and more recently cloud and Android. Thursby is headquartered in Arlington, TX, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, with over 80,000 clients in over 140 countries and well over a million software licenses sold.  Government sales are from Rockville, MD. Clients include organizations with hundreds to thousands of devices under management, ranging from government, to healthcare, finance and enterprise, to education and research, including the FORTUNE 500™, Global 2000 and OEMs.  Partners include Apple, Microsoft, Juniper, Samsung and others. For more information about Thursby and its products, please refer to

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