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Bsquare to Serve as North American Distributor for McAfee Embedded Security
BELLEVUE, WA, Sep 09, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), the leading provider of embedded solutions, today announced it will distribute McAfee Embedded Security(TM) software formerly sold by Bsquare as Solidcore S3 Control Embedded(1). With McAfee Embedded Security software, device manufacturers benefit from increased flexibility in software selection, faster time to market and reduced ongoing in-field support.

"Maintaining a partnership with Bsquare will enable us to continue to expand the customer base for McAfee Embedded Security," said Thomas Moore, vice president of OEM Sales at McAfee. "As a leading authorized distributor of Microsoft Windows Embedded tools and runtime licenses, Bsquare has relationships with OEMs developing devices that can benefit from change control software. Bsquare will assist us in cementing McAfee as the security standard for embedded devices."

The Active Network, a Bsquare OEM customer, recently purchased McAfee's Embedded Security software to include as part of its hunting and fishing licensing point of sale solution. "Our retail point of sale devices process credit card transactions; therefore, our customers are subject to PCI DSS compliance," said Jonathan Terry, product development manager for The Active Network. "In addition to solving our customers' PCI DSS requirements, the McAfee Embedded Security product also exceeded our security requirements and we gained the added benefit of change control not found in traditional anti-virus solutions."

"McAfee Embedded Security software is the industry solution that truly locks down embedded devices. Fixed function devices typically run on scaled down hardware and are broadly distributed into remote locations -- making McAfee Embedded Security an ideal fit," said Scott Caldwell, director of third-party sales, for Bsquare. "Today's embedded devices are reaching new levels of software complexity and OEMs are seeking ways to 'lock down' their gold image from un-approved changes made by end users or channel partners that directly lead to in-field breakage and increased support costs. This new agreement allows Bsquare to continue to add value to our OEM customers, while benefitting from the global brand recognition and resources offered by McAfee."

About Active Network, Inc.

The Active Network delivers integrated technology solutions, marketing services and online media properties that enable and encourage participation in activities and events. For more information, please visit www.ActiveNetwork.com.

About Bsquare

Bsquare is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing engineering services and production-ready software products for the smart device market. Since 1994, Bsquare has provided device manufacturers with software solutions for personal navigation devices, point-of-sale terminals, handheld data terminals, smart phones and many other device categories allowing them to get to market more quickly and cost effectively. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.

(1) McAfee acquired Solidcore on June 1, 2009

SOURCE: Bsquare Corporation