How Thursby Is Helping DISA

By Jean Hiefner

We’re proud to report that the Thursby suite of mobile apps support the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in achieving the goals set out in its new strategic plan for 2019 – 2022.

“This four-year plan focuses on our future within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the ever-changing cyberspace environment. It focuses on developing and reinforcing trusted partnerships to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace while contributing to the lethality of our joint fighting force,” says Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA and commander of the co-located Joint Force Headquarters – DoD Information Network (JFHQ-DoDIN), in the introductory message.

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The Thursby Sub Rosa suite of apps support strong, two-factor authentication on Apple® iOS and Android™ mobile devices with a Common Access Card (CAC), Personal Identification Verification (PIV), or derived credential. Identiv’s U.S.-engineered Sub Rosa secure web browser allows users to access secure websites and sign, encrypt, and decrypt emails through Outlook Web Access (OWA). Although the app is compatible with most Mobile Device Managers (MDMs), Sub Rosa has been designed so that it leaves zero data at rest on the personal device, ensuring it’s secure enough to use as a standalone app. In fact, the Sub Rosa suite of apps are the only mobile browsers available that allow you to access Defense Travel System (DTS) on a personal mobile device.

The Sub Rosa suite of apps also provide full access to OWA calendar, allowing you to view, create, and respond to calendar events. Sub Rosa is FIPS 140-2 validated and approved under DISA’s DoD Mobile App Store. The browser acts as an authentication agent, smoothly coordinating reader and card access to an optional secure app ecosystem powered by Thursby’s royalty-free SDK, PKard Toolkit.

Thursby’s Sub Rosa suite of mobile apps for CAC, PIV, and derived credentials have almost 200,000 users and have enabled bring your own device (BYOD) movements within the United States Air Force, Navy, and just about every non-armed service and federal agency. The Navy Reserves have committed to BYOD deployment by purchasing PKard Readers and licenses for their own customized version of Sub Rosa, entitled Ready-2-Serve, for all of their Reservists. Such movements have given users the ability to deliver and receive digital information and access essential services anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Users can mobilize at a moment’s notice and now have the ability to stay connected while staying secure.

By providing mobile access to vital systems through a secure portal, Thursby Software supports DISA’s objectives to connect and protect the warfighter in cyberspace. Contact us today at +1 817-478-5070 or to find out how we can help your agency align with the DISA Strategic Plan.

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