Thursby releases secure browser app for Identive iAuthenticate™ reader

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 9, 2013 – Thursby Software Systems, Inc., released a new version of its PKard® Reader secure browsing app, v1.2.3, that supports the new Identive iAuthenticate™ smart card reader hardware for Apple iPad and iPhone users.

With the PKard Reader app, the web connection is fully encrypted and secure. Two-factor login (chip ID card and PIN) is much safer than using passwords, and is a requirement for strong user authentication for many government, military, police, finance, energy, healthcare, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 organizations in their secure-cloud-mobility deployments. Support for iAuthenticate is not just limited to secure browsing but encompasses the secure PKard SDK ecosystem of secure S/MIME email, document signing, VPN, MDM, VDI and custom app development solutions either directly, or with partners.  Bill Thursby, President of Thursby Software, explains, "we appreciate the opportunity to work with the well-respected Identive Group, broadening our Apple security and smart card software offerings to support the new iAuthenticate iPad/iPhone reader."

The app is available immediately as a free download on Apple’s iTunes app store, bundled at no additional cost with every iAuthenticate reader.  iAuthenticate is designed for use with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2 and iPad running iOS 6.0 or higher.  Additionally, an add-on adapter enables compatibility with the iPhone 5, iPad 4th generation and iPad mini. The readers are available now from Identive and its authorized resellers.

Free download on Apple’s iTunes App Store

Identive iAuthenticate reader

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About Thursby Software Systems, Inc.

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.  We have well over 70,000 clients, including organizations with thousands of devices under management, and well over a million software licenses sold to-date.  Clients come from all seven continents and range from government, to finance, healthcare, energy, global 2000 companies, education, research, media and OEMs. For more information about Thursby and its solutions, please visit

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About Identive Group

Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV) is focused on building the world's signature company in Secure ID. The company's products, software, systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and logical access control, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive's mission is to build a lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational resource, For additional information, please visit or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup.