CounterPath Awarded Patent for Mobile Network Based Authentication Enabling Operators to Offer Seamless VoIP User Experience

CounterPath Awarded Patent for Mobile Network Based Authentication Enabling 
Operators to Offer Seamless VoIP User Experience 
Patent enables operators to offer Over the Top (OTT) communications
with trusted mobile based user authentication, simplifying mobile
services over non-mobile devices 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/14 --  
CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH)(TSX: CCV), a leading developer
of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products
and solutions, today announced that it has been awarded patent No. US
8,763,081 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Titled, 'Network
Based Authentication', the patent protects CounterPath's unique
methods of authenticating a Voice over IP (VoIP) softphone
application on a device via a GSM based telephone network rather than
via traditional username/password requirements, thereby strengthening
the value of CounterPath's Operator OTT (Over the Top) solution
offerings and enabling mobile operators to offer a highly improved
seamless VoIP user experience for its customers.  
Most mobile phones today use a SIM for mobile authentication to
verify that a mobile device can access the mobile network and use its
services to make calls or send and receive text messages. However,
third party applications that are installed on the device, such as
Bria, have not traditionally been able to leverage the benefits of
the SIM authentication method, and authentication has instead been
performed with usernames and passwords or more complex two-factor
methods such as SMS.  
CounterPath's latest patent for mobile authentication based on the
SIM enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and service
providers to a include unified communications app, such as Bria, as a
built-in application on the mobile device which will 'just work' when
the user turns on the device. A configuration and provisioning server
solution, like CounterPath's, will provide the user with a profile
while SIM authentication will enable it to work on the provider's
network, and only on that network, eliminating the need for other
non-mobile centric authentication technologies. 
"CounterPath's latest patent for network based authentication builds
nicely on other recent advances we have made in client configuration
and provisioning, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Mobile
Device Management (MDM) with the goal of making it easier for people
to use softphone client applications on any device, any platform and
over any network," said Donovan Jones, President and CEO of
CounterPath. "With this technology, our Bria application can be
embedded into a device leveraging SIM authentication, offering an
unprecedented level of ease of use to the customer. Consumer
expectations for apps are high and this patented technology positions
us at the forefront of the industry as the only VoIP application
provider with a patented SIM based authentication methodology.
Operators also benefit from this technology as it enables them to
launch an advanced and easy to use Operator OTT application with
seamless authentication, thereby increasing customer satisfaction and
reducing churn." 
About CounterPath 
CounterPath's SIP-based VoIP softphones are changing the face of
telecommunications. An industry and user favorite, Bria softphones
for desktop and mobile devices, together with the Company's server
applications and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions, enable
service providers, OEMs and enterprises large and small around the
globe to offer a seamless and unified communications experience
across both fixed and mobile networks. Standards-based,
cost-effective and reliable, CounterPath's award-winning solutions
power the voice and video calling, messaging, and presence offerings
of customers such as Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Verizon, BT, Mobilkom
Austria, Rogers, Avaya, BroadSoft, Cisco Systems, GENBAND, Metaswitch
Networks, Mitel, NTT and NEC.  
For more information about CounterPath's Bria softphone applications
and provisioning solutions, visit: www.counterpath.com/products. 
Contacts:
CounterPath Corporation
Kasia Finkelstein
(604) 628-9378
kfinkelstein@counterpath.com
 
 
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