Thursby’s software solutions provide strong security for enterprise and personal mobility, supporting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and two-factor authentication (2FA) on mobile devices. The company enables Department of Defense (DoD) issued Common Access Cards (CAC), federally issued Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards, derived credentials, and commercially issued PIV-I cards to access, sign, encrypt, and decrypt information and emails from Apple iOS and Android mobile phones or tablet devices.
These capabilities have allowed over a hundred thousand DoD and federal employees, including the US Navy Reserve via the Ready-2-Serve (R2S) mobile application, to use personal and government-furnished mobile devices to access needed information on-the-go. Thursby has sold more than one million software licenses to a range of customers and industries, including government, healthcare, finance, energy, education, research, Fortune 500, Global 2000, and OEMs.
“This combination substantially strengthens our position as a trusted provider of convenient high-security solutions to government and enterprise customers,” said Steven Humphreys, CEO of Identiv. “Thursby has built deep, long-standing customer relationships, completely aligned with our strategy of providing secure software platforms that are customizable to specific customer preferences. Thursby’s solutions truly deliver beyond its customers’ expectations, providing both high security and terrific end-user convenience.”
“In our 32 years, we have prided ourselves as being a leader in technology while remaining small and responsive,” said Bill Thursby, president and founder of Thursby Software Systems. “By becoming part of the Identiv family, we will retain our strengths while taking on the additional benefits of a large international company with an excellent reputation. We first partnered with Identiv in 2011 as both a supplier of smart card readers and a customer by adding the Thursby Sub Rosa license to the Identiv mobile reader line-up. We are excited to be joining the Identiv team who shares our passion for bringing together security and innovation for our customers.”
Identiv’s acquisition of Thursby is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or about Nov. 1, 2018.