Juniper Systems’ Mesa Rugged Notepad Achieves Full Integration with Apriva Authentication Suite

Tough and Ergonomically Designed Handheld Computer Secured from Unauthorized Access

Scottsdale, AZ January 3, 2012  Juniper Systems, a world leader in ultra-rugged handheld computers and intuitive field computing solutions, and Apriva, the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transaction and secure mobile communications solutions, today announced that Juniper’s Mesa Rugged Notepad® has completed extensive testing and validation procedures to achieve full integration with the Apriva Authentication Suite.  As a result of this integration, Juniper and Apriva can offer a comprehensive solution that addresses the growing need of government and enterprise customers to protect sensitive information and access to critical networks.

The Apriva Authentication Suite combines three key components to deliver a secure access environment.  Among these is the Apriva Reader™, a wearable Bluetooth smart card reader, which enables secure access to authentication data stored on a Common Access Card (CAC) or other ISO 7816 based ID card.  The Apriva Guard™ solution locks down the Mesa Rugged Notepad until proper authentication is achieved through the Apriva Reader.  Apriva CSPware™ is the AES 256 encryption engine that ensures the highest level of encryption of data transmitted outside the Mesa Rugged Notepad.

“Providing multi-factor user authentication and access is one of the most important—but least understood—aspects of network security,” said James Lawrence, Apriva vice president of product management.  “This is particularly true with handheld devices that are designed for use in the field. It is critical to ensure that any lost or misplaced device does not allow unauthorized access to sensitive networks or information. Through the unique combination of hardware and security software, Apriva is able to both ensure the authentication process, as well as maintain the integrity of the sensitive logon credentials stored on a CAC or PIV card.”

“We are quite pleased to add this additional layer of ruggedness to our Mesa Rugged Notepad at a time when there are frequent reports of security breaches and malicious attacks on sensitive networks,” said DeVon Labrum, Director of Sales and Marketing at Juniper Systems.  “We pride ourselves in delivering products that not only withstand extreme environments, but are convenient and comfortable to use.  The ability to lock down a device through the Apriva technology squarely addresses our customers’ needs to maintain data and network security, particularly when working on highly sensitive applications.  The seamless integration of the Apriva technology into the Mesa delivers needed security while maintaining ease of use.”

The Mesa Rugged Notepad operates on the Windows Mobile® operating system, has a market leading 5.7-inch display, and up to 16-hour operational battery life.  It offers the advantages of both a tablet PC and a rugged handheld computer, and is designed and proven to operate in extreme environments and working conditions.

About Apriva

Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading provider of end-to-end wireless transactions and secure information messaging solutions that meet the exacting security and reliability requirements of financial services providers, government entities, and public service sectors. Through its two operating groups, Apriva Point of Sale (POS) and Apriva Information Security Systems (ISS), the company offers customers fully-managed, end-to-end security solutions that incorporate hardware, software, network infrastructure and management tools. For more information, visit

About Juniper Systems

Based out of Logan, UT, Juniper Systems designs and manufactures rugged handheld computers for mobile data collection in extreme environments. Since 1993, Juniper Systems has provided innovative mobile technology to industrial, agriculture, natural resources, geomatics, public works, and military markets. For more information, visit

Apriva Contacts:
Robin Rotz

Glenn Goldberg
Parallel Communications Group