SOURCE: TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

February 27, 2012 01:00 ET

TeleCommunication Systems Unveils Secure the Edge™ Portfolio: Secure Location and Secure Mobile Alerts

Integrated Mobile Broadband Network Solutions Ensure Secure, Reliable End-to-End Connections

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - Mobile World Congress, Hall 8, Booth 8C115 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today introduced Secure Location and Secure Mobile Alerts from its Secure the Edge™ portfolio, an integrated suite of mobile security applications and services for authentication, verification, notification and compliance to connect, secure and manage mobile device communication over mobile broadband networks.

The growth of mobile Internet traffic has expanded the variety of connected mobile devices; making device security increasingly critical for operators, and enterprise network operators.

Mobile users expect that broadband from wireless operators will provide the same services as they enjoy on fixed broadband; and broadband security is a growing concern in many situations. As enterprises and government organizations begin adopting bring your own device policies, operators may now offer secure, location-based solutions from TCS to verify and protect entry into their corporate networks.

As more employees are allowed to use personal mobile, as well as corporate-provided devices to access secure data, the crucial "edge" point of security has changed from single device access to multiple device access by a single user. TCS' global expertise in cyber security, secure communications, wireless networks and location-based services (LBS) imparts a uniquely comprehensive insight into the changes required by IT professionals to enhance the security of their networks.

TCS Secure the Edge™ Portfolio:

  • Secure Location utilizes the TCS LBS platform application to provide verification and tracking of device location in security applications -- including fraud, lawful intercept and machine-to-machine deployments for increased security beyond typical credential authorization prior to any communication transmissions.

  • Secure Mobile Alerts expand the scope of TCS' existing messaging solutions portfolio to facilitate timely and secure delivery of critical information before, during and after an emergency. It enables mass notification of geo-targeted information to mobile users in national, regional, campus or local environments. TCS emergency alerting technology is currently being utilized by wireless operators in the Americas.

Supporting Quote:

  • Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president, Commercial Software Group, TCS, said: "With the rapid worldwide adoption of 4G/LTE networks and IP-based connected devices, new security challenges are emerging. TCS provides cyber threat and vulnerability detection and protection through integrated solutions over wireless operator networks. TCS has the expertise and infrastructure to solve mobile and security challenges; particularly for users that demand high levels of reliability and availability."

Visit TCS at Booth 8C115 in Hall 8 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress on February 27-March 1, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain to learn more about TCS' Secure the Edge™, as well as their other innovative mobile communications offerings.

For more than two decades, customers have turned to TCS for highly reliable, available and secure communication technologies -- including location-based services, text messaging and cyber security -- that solve their toughest technical challenges. It pioneered the world's first wireless location platform and powered the delivery of nearly one trillion text messages and over 65 million wireless emergency calls within the last 12 months. TCS has combined this expertise with its comprehensive cyber security infrastructure and cyber security training for best-practices development/support in order to create solutions that meet each organization's unique mobile security needs.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit www.telecomsys.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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