Ironhawk Awarded Contract to Become Premium Supplier to International Business Machines (IBM) to Enhance the IBM® MaaS360® Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) on the Apple iOS Platform

LOS ANGELES – November 4, 2016 – Ironhawk Technologies, Inc., the global leader in delivering decision critical data over narrow band satellite communication networks via its proprietary SmartSync® software, today announced that on October 15th, 2016, it will become a premium business partner to IBM and supplier of its SmartSync® DCS Platform software. Ironhawk will deliver a SmartSync® HTTP Integration Solution for the Apple iOS mobile platform to enhance the efficient data distribution of the IBM® MaaS360® Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Solution to be deployed via non-public App Store, under control of Mobile Device Management (MDM).

SmartSync® is a container-ready solution currently deployed in a variety of Department of Defense (DoD) programs where it has successfully reduced bandwidth requirements of relevant data distribution architectures by as much as 99% of its original size. Upcoming new release of SmartSync® 2.0 is further refined into micro-services to ensure responsive patch-ability of SmartSync® deployments including a hot-patch distribution & deployment framework/capability.  With SmartSync®’s proprietary delta-compression technology, only the changes (even if they are to binary parts) from a previous container image will be transmitted, allowing for a significant bandwidth savings and increased efficiency.

SmartSync®’s Advantage Over Competing Approaches

A common approach typical of many other solutions is to deploy a simple compression algorithm like LZW (GZIP, WinZip, etc.) or separate TCP protocol enhancements for all web traffic.  This approach does not address dropped packets, frequent disconnects, or differentiate types of web traffic to optimize compression and delivery, which may actually result in more bandwidth consumption in certain situations.  Protocol enhancements are also difficult to implement without changes to the OS kernel or TCP stack.  Ironhawk’s solution employs compression with resume-on-disconnect to ensure delivery of payload to the client even with packet loss and frequent disconnects.  In addition, Ironhawk’s solution uses delta compression which is superior to standard LZW-based compression algorithms on certain payloads. Where standard compression might achieve 5:1 reduction in bandwidth utilization, delta compression has been shown to achieve 50:1 or even higher reduction in bandwidth utilization.  Ironhawk’s proven combination of multiple compression techniques combined with reliable transport results in much lower use of bandwidth than LZW type compression or separate protocol enhancements

Authorized government agencies and purchasing authorities are alerted that Ironhawk Technologies, Inc. is qualified as a Small Business Administration-certified small business; and further classified as a small disadvantaged business; a minority-owned business and a Hispanic-American-owned business. To order or if you have any questions, contact David Gomes, President & CEO, Ironhawk Technologies, directly at [email protected] or 310-815-2800, Extension 6201

About Ironhawk Technologies

Ironhawk’s mission is to deliver decision critical data throughout the last tactical mile to the tip of the sword over narrow band satellite communication networks.  Its customers include major branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and several of the largest defense contractors and systems integrators. Ironhawk technology is built to address the critical importance of speed, guaranteed delivery and accuracy as the catalysts that enable intelligent decision making in the theater of operations.  The cornerstone of Ironhawk’s solution is its SmartSync® DCS Platform, which integrates compression, transport, synchronization and content management, thus enabling the fast delivery of heterogeneous, complex data across the global theater. For more information about Ironhawk, visit