InSpeed Networks Announces Global Expansion of Data Centers

Palo Alto, California, October 23, 2018 – InSpeed Networks, the technology leader in SD-WAN solutions for improving network performance, visibility and security announced today they have expanded their data center coverage to include global sites in Europe (London, Frankfurt and Paris) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Mumbai). They will be adding data centers in Australia, the Philippines and Malaysia in 2019.

The expansion enhances InSpeed’s ability to better serve customers beyond their existing North American data centers in California, Texas, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey and Quebec, by maximizing performance and reducing the risk of downtime.

InSpeed selected hardened facilities with the highest levels of physical and logical security controls, that are geopolitically stable, have nearby Internet backbone connections and that have on-site IT resources and talent. In the remote chance of a data center becoming unavailable, redirecting customers’ network traffic to an alternate site is an option.

“Each of these global data centers brings the InSpeed cloud closer to customers, improving performance by minimizing the latency created when data travels long distances,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of InSpeed Networks. “Also, we chose sites that are geographically diverse and less prone to natural disaster to reduce the risk that a catastrophic event will cause downtime for customers.”

Each data center that InSpeed utilizes holds certifications/attestations such as: ISO 27001, SOC 1, and SOC2 to provide third party verified assurance that they protect customer data and end user privacy as required by HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, and United States state privacy laws.

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also played a role in InSpeed’s choice of data center facilities as well. “We take security very seriously—InSpeed Quality Service was built with integrated security,” said Ed Basart, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of InSpeed Networks. “The GDPR imposes strict requirements for the security and privacy of the personal data of EU citizens and favors the location of that data within the EU, so we made sure that the security at every site has been certified by independent assessors.”

 

About InSpeed Networks

InSpeed Networks, incorporated in April, 2015 by ShoreTel (SHOR) co-founder Ed Basart, delivers a simple, yet powerful SD-WAN solution specifically designed to address the service quality, performance and security demands of Voice over IP, videoconferencing and distributed business applications. The company’s technology leading SD-WAN solution ensures application network performance, security and visibility while reducing network bandwidth costs by up to 75%. For more information, visit www.inspeednetworks.com.

InSpeed Quality Service is Ideal for Companies that Need a Next-Gen SD-WAN Solution for Addressing Security Issues

Palo Alto, California, October 4, 2018 – InSpeed Networks, the technology leader in SD-WAN solutions for improving network performance, visibility and security announced today that InSpeed Quality Service (IQS) is ideal for companies that need a next generation SD-WAN solution that addresses security issues more efficiently and cost-effectively.

InSpeed Networks has been delivering improved performance and quality for interactive applications such as voice over IP (VoIP) and video conferencing for several years, but customers are finding that security issues with SD-WAN are equally important. Most SD-WAN products are not designed with integrated security, which means customers have to purchase, administer and support a third-party firewall or secure web gateway at each branch location. This can be expensive and require additional time and resources to manage.

“Every company, large and small, has been affected by a security attack of some kind—cybersecurity isn’t exactly a new phenomenon,” said Ed Basart, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of InSpeed Networks. “But when it comes to SD-WAN, it’s critical that companies understand what problems they are trying to solve and how to solve them. That’s why we designed IQS with integrated security, because we knew it would be an important factor in customers’ ability to protect their entire operation, including remote locations and branch offices. We’re the only SD-WAN solution built from the ground up with this level of security.”

Basart’s vision has proven to be true, and InSpeed has hundreds of customers and thousands of users.

InSpeed Customers Value Integrated Security

“InSpeed has been very focused on security right from the start,” said InSpeed partner Jeff Andrews, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of IPC Technologies. “Our customers include medical offices, legal firms and financial institutions, and confidentiality is a top priority for them. InSpeed not only improves the quality and reliability of their voice and video, but gives them a secure environment that never fails.”

“IQS makes it easy for us to deploy security to customers’ satellite offices and for remote workers,” said InSpeed partner Scott Hobbes, President of ComTech Systems, Inc. “With customers like a fast-growing HVAC company, we not only improved the capabilities of Comcast (their provider circuit) but are deploying multiple failovers beyond just the cellular circuit they have. Another client of ours is an OB-GYN with five locations. With InSpeed, we secured the incoming connections to each of their offices, between those offices, and provided a layer of failover—all while drastically reducing their monthly bill.”

When it comes to SD-WAN, there are four types of security problems businesses need to address:

  • External attacks: Hardened edge, addressed by classic firewall functionality
  • Stolen data: Encryption, intra-enterprise VPN
  • Internal attacks: Anti-virus, worms addressed by FW-NG
  • Bad behavior: Intentional and/or malicious attacks

How InSpeed Quality Service Security Works

The InSpeed Network Appliance runs all enterprise traffic (internal, site-to-site) through a full VPN end-to-end encrypted connection. This is automatically enabled without costly and complicated equipment or software. The local Internet connection is protected from external attack with best practices firewall security mechanisms.

InSpeed Quality Service includes:

  • An enterprise wide Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect company data as it travels over the Internet
  • Same level of security as a private site-to-site network mesh
  • Added security of dedicated networks
  • Standard “best practices” firewall security services included to automatically protect remote offices’ Internet connections from attacks

InSpeed will be showcasing their solution at Channel Partners Evolution on October 10-12, 2018 at booth #1045. InSpeed’s Chief Strategy Officer and Founder Ed Basart will be available for interviews and to talk about where security and SD-WAN is headed.

For more information or to schedule an interview at Channel Partners Evolution, contact Ellen Pensky at epensky@inspeed.net or 925.699.7921.

 

About InSpeed Networks

InSpeed Networks, incorporated in April, 2015 by ShoreTel (SHOR) co-founder Ed Basart, delivers a simple, yet powerful SD-WAN solution specifically designed to address the service quality, performance and security demands of Voice over IP, videoconferencing and distributed business applications. The company’s technology leading SD-WAN solution ensures application network performance, security and visibility while reducing network bandwidth costs by up to 75%. For more information, visit www.inspeednetworks.com.

 

InSpeed Networks Expands Executive Team with Seasoned Experts in Sales and Marketing

InSpeed Networks Expands Executive Team with Seasoned Experts in Sales and Marketing

dowload a printable PDF of this article: Eliminate MPLSPalo Alto, California, September 7, 2018 – InSpeed Networks, the technology leader in network optimization, monitoring, and security, today announced that they have expanded their executive team with seasoned experts in sales and marketing. Joining the company are Sandra Hill as Chief Marketing Officer and Ken VanDerHorst as Vice President of Sales.

“I’m excited to have Sandra and Ken join us,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of InSpeed. “Their experience really fuels our momentum. Their arrival comes at the right time since we are growing quickly and have thousands of users who are thrilled with the InSpeed solution.”

About the new Chief Marketing Office Sandra Hill

As Chief Marketing Officer, Sandra Hill is increasing brand awareness and bringing programs and tools to partner organizations. She has 30 years of experience in the IT and UC industries, has owned her own reseller organization and was responsible for establishing ShoreTel’s reseller organization, amongst others.

About the new Vice President of Sales Ken VanDerHorst

As Vice President of Sales, Ken VanDerHorst is enhancing the sales capabilities of reseller organizations committed to delivering InSpeed solutions. He brings over 40 years of sales leadership experience, including key roles with Motorola Communications, Datapoint, Cable & Wireless, Western Digital Corp., and WidePoint Corporation.

InSpeed has an aggressive go-to-market plan, including showcasing their solution at Channel Partners Evolution on October 10-12, 2018. InSpeed executive management, including Chairman and CEO Michael Mansouri and Chief Strategy Officer and Founder Ed Basart will be available for interviews and to talk about where the industry is headed.

For more information or to schedule an interview at Channel Partners Evolution, contact Ellen Pensky at epensky@inspeed.net or 925.699.7921.

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About InSpeed Networks

InSpeed Networks, incorporated in April, 2015 by ShoreTel (SHOR) co-founder Ed Basart, delivers a simple, yet powerful SD-WAN solution specifically designed to address the service quality, performance and security demands of Voice over IP, videoconferencing and distributed business applications. The company’s breakthrough technology ensures application network performance, security and visibility while reducing network bandwidth costs by up to 75%. For more information, visit www.inspeednetworks.com.

InSpeed Announces Appointment of New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

InSpeed’s new CEO Michael Mansouri

Industry Veteran Michael Mansouri Succeeds Inspeed Founder Ed Basart As Chairman, CEO

Successful Serial Entrepreneur Brings Decades of Leadership Experience in Global Technology Businesses to Network Optimization Startup

dowload a printable PDF of this article: Eliminate MPLSPalo Alto, California, April 18, 2018 – InSpeed Networks, the technology leader in network optimization, monitoring, and security, today announced that Michael Mansouri has joined the company as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mansouri‘s successful track record in fundraising, revenue generation and exits will significantly accelerate the growth of the business.

“While I’ve enjoyed four consecutive successful exits in the last 15 years, I am excited to join InSpeed because of its enormous potential,” said Mansouri. “The company’s unique, game-changing technology has already created significant customer satisfaction in the lucrative enterprise and service provider markets. It is a simple, yet elegant solution and masks the complexity of network optimization, bringing significant savings, visibility and security to organizations across many industries around the globe.”

The former CEO Ed Basart will stay on in a new role, as chief strategy officer.

About the New CEO Michael Mansouri

Mansouri has a long history of successful value creation for shareholders and maximizing exit potential. As chairman, president and CEO of iPass, Inc., he led the global roaming and security company which resulted in a successful $1.8 billion exit in 2003. As president and CEO of OmniTrust Security Systems, a content security provider, he sold to Heisei Denden of Japan in 2005. Mansouri served as co-founder, chairman and CEO of Avalon Global Solutions, a provider of managed mobility, telecom expense management and cybersecurity services. He grew the company through international partnerships and acquisitions until its sale in 2011 to Widepoint Communications and served as CEO through 2013. He then served as CEO of a game-changing malware isolation technology, which merged with the identity and access management division of Aurionpro in 2016 to form Cyberinc. Mansouri served as the CEO of Cyberinc through 2017 during his transition.

Quotes from InSpeed Executives and Funders

“Having Michael as my business partner will be a tremendous asset to the company,” said founder and former CEO Ed Basart. “Michael has been through this before many times, and his wisdom and expertise will be critical to our growth and expansion.”

“We are very excited that Michael, a successful industry veteran, is joining InSpeed. Along with Ed and the company’s great team, he will help transform the company into an industry leader with significant growth potential,” said Bobby Yazdani, Chairman of Silicon Valley venture investment firm Cota Capita.

InSpeed’s Technology Is Set to Upset the IP Telephony Market

InSpeed’s technology has created a new type of cloud service, providing WAN performance, quality, visibility and security on any Internet connection. The key enabling technology, Dynamic Bandwidth Control, allows InSpeed’s service to adapt in real time to network capacity changes while maintaining quality and maximum throughput. The core technology is protected by a series of patent applications. The service, which has been installed at hundreds of sites beginning in 2017, is proven, reliable and beginning to scale. It delivers clear voice, videoconferencing and responsive applications on a single commodity Internet connection—benefits that are unique in the industry.

InSpeed’s “self-driving” nature is also new to the industry, with automated deployment and self-configuration. Customers are provided a timeline view of the service in action as it optimizes WAN throughput, and a simple graphical report grading their Internet connection. Customers are delighted to know that the service is resolving issues without their intervention, only informing them when action is needed, such as restarting vendor equipment.

CONTACT: karma@inspeed.net 650 252-2128

Internet Service Providers that Support Net Neutrality in the United States

"Internet Service Providers That Support Net Neutrality" over Circuit Board background

"Internet Service Providers That Support Net Neutrality" over Circuit Board background

Now that the FCC has abandoned net neutrality protections, many consumers want to switch to Internet service providers that support net neutrality. However, though there is a lot of agreement over which companies don’t support net neutrality, there are few resources on those ISPs that do. Often because of the near-monopoly of broadband in many areas, consumers assume they don’t have any choice. That’s why we created this list.

To be clear, the posts below are not a general endorsement; an ISP may have terrible customer support, slow speeds or other issues (if slow speeds are a concern for your business, we humbly suggest you consider InSpeed). We don’t want this to be a space for us to advocate for companies we like (though there are certainly some of those on this list), rather it is limited in scope to companies that don’t throttle or censor. We are still collecting data so please share your experiences with ISPs and net neutrality.

Below is our best effort to compile a list of companies that really do want an open and free Internet, beyond the empty gesture of a press release.

If you know someone who could benefit from switching to one of these providers, please share this list!

Pro Net Neutrality ISPs (and the Cities they Service)

5Nines

Serves high speed Internet to Wisconsin, especially Madison.

A Better Wireless, NISP, LLC

Provides high-speed Internet in rural Minnesota: Henning, Deer Creek, Leaf Lakes Areas, New York Mills, Rush Lake, Vining, Ottertail, Almora, Battle Lake, Clitherall, Eagle Lake, Amor, Underwood and surrounding areas.

Brazos Wifi

Brazos, previously known as Kurten WiFi, is an ISP that’s coverage area is College Station, which is in Texas between Austin and Houston.

Burlington Telecom

A locally owned fibre network in Vermont.

Cablevision (Optimum Cable)

They offer cable Internet in New York, New Jersey and in some of the surrounding states like Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

CityLink Telecommunications

Citylink provides Internet to over a million people in the state of New Mexico. They also have fiber Internet in limited areas.

Coastside.Net

CoastSide.net is a small ISP in Half Moon Bay, California.Their phone and Internet package is called Surflink.

Cruzio

Cruzio is a fiber broadband network in Santa Cruz, California.

Data Foundry

This Internet Service Provider serves business companies only. They have data centers in Austin and Houston, Texas.

DC Access, LLC

DC Access is available in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill, as well as in Adams Morgan and select buildings in Arlington, Virginia.

Digital Service Consultants

This company only provides Internet for businesses, no residential service. They cover the metro Atlanta, including Buford and Gwinnett (DSL, T1, T3).

Full Channel Labs

Full Channel offers Internet, and digital TV and phone. They cover Bristol, Warren, and Barrington, Rhode Island. However, CountryWide Broadband has agreed to acquire Full Channel and we don’t know Countrywide’s position on throttling or net neutrality. Please let us know if you have net neutrality information on Countrywide.

Gorge.net

Gorge Net is an ISP that is located in NE Oregon and SW Washington state.

GWI.net

GWI is a privately held telecommunications company providing Internet and phone services for residential and business customers throughout many cities in Maine.

Hubris Communications Inc.

Hubris.net is a provider of business and residential Internet and digital phone services to customers across Kansas. They offer Ethernet and ADSL in Garden City, Liberal, Newton, and Wichita.

Islesboro Broadband Committee

The Islesboro Municipal Broadband (IMB) is an Internet access utility for the benefit of the residents and businesses on Islesboro, Maine.

LMI.net

LMI.net offers fiber connection in San Francisco, Kensington, and, Emeryville, and is rolling out fiber Internet service in Albany, Berkeley, and Oakland in 2018. They offer DSL and point-to-point wireless Internet in most areas of the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Monkey Brains

Monkeybrains.net is an Internet service provider for the San Francisco Bay residents in California.

Mother Lode Internet

Much of Tuolumne County and Calaveras County, California can receive wireless coverage through Mother Lode Internet.

NetBlazr Inc.

This ISP offers broadband for the Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area.

Northwest Ohio Broadband

Northwest Ohio Broadband is a family-owned wireless Internet service provider. Based in Coldwater, Ohio; they serve Mercer, Darke, Van Wert, Auglaize, Shelby, and Miami Counties in Ohio.

Om Networks

Om Networks offer bundled landline voice and broadband Internet in Davis, Woodland and Sacramento, and throughout areas of northern California. They also provide point-to-point fiber connections for network services an WiFi Internet access in some of these areas.

Pacific Internet

Pacific Internet provides broadband, as well as traditional home phone service in the Ukiah area of California.

Public Access Networks Corp. (PANIX)

Panix offers Internet access through T3s, T1s in the metropolitan New York areas. They offer DSL Internet Service available in “most of the United States” In practice, this means most urban areas where DSL is available in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. They can service farther distances, for example areas like Pennsylvania and Massachusettes, but note that the farther you are from their headquarters, the greater the latency is (this is true for many DSL providers).

RCN

RCN provides high-speed Internet to Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois, Washington DC, New York City, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Router12 Networks LLC

This ISP is currently offering Internet Service in and around the following Iowa communities: Mason City, Sheffield, Manly, Plymouth, Hampton, Cartersville, Rockwell, Chapin, Thornton, Latimer, and Beed’s Lake.

Smarter Broadband, Inc.

Smarter Broadband provides wireless broadband Internet to Western Nevada inclduing North Auburn, Nevada City, Colfax to Smartsville, and parts of North San Juan.

Sonic.net

Sonic primarily provides DSL in northern California and Los Angeles, cities such as Oakland, San Francisco, Mountainview and Berkeley. They have recently launched fiber, but it is still only available in parts of San Francisco.

Spiral Internet

Spiral Internet is a local community Internet service provider in the Nevada County, California region.

Stephouse Networks

Stephouse.net offers local high-speed Internet for home, business, and events in Portland, Oregon.

Tekify Fiber & Wireless

Tekify offers fixed-wireless services available to most businesses within Fremont, Hayward, Newark, and Union City, California.

Telnexus

Telnexus telecommunications is an Internet service provider in the East Bay of California offering wi-fi and fiber in Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland. Their ISP services are provided by Unwired ltd. (they are also on this list).

Ting Internet

Ting Fiber Internet is in Holly Springs, North Carolina; in Westminster, Maryland; and Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2018 Ting Fiber Internet will also become available in Sandpoint, Idaho and in Centennial, Colorado.

Unwired Ltd.

Unwired provides Internet and broadband voice and data services to customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Visionary Communications

This ISP offers residential and business broadband services throughout Wyoming.

Wave Broadband

Open peering and no throttling broadband services available in Washington, Oregon, and California.

Wicked Broadband

Wicked provides broadband wireless to rural and urban communities across Kansas.

Wilson Creek Communications

Wilson Creek Communications provides fixed wireless broadband Internet and has coverage in 12 cities and towns across Southern California, primarily  Creston County.

InSpeed Networks Remains Committed to Net Neutrality

The service that InSpeed provides is business class Internet, irrespective of your ISP. But the ISPs would like you to believe that they, too, are a service, rather than a utility.  The Internet needs to be a public infrastructure. We can’t have private entities owning utilities. That requires regulation, fair and equitable access for all.

Help Us Improve Our List of Pro Net Neutrality ISPs

This is a complicated issue. Net neutrality is so popular among the public that even companies actively fighting it claim to be for it. Thus it can be hard to determine where ISPs really stand. This page is only the beginning; we hope to find more Internet service providers to include, or exclude. If you cab suggest improvements to our list of pro-net neutrality ISPs, please get in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or email.