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Pertti Johansson, former Qualcomm, Motorola Exec, Joins VoxOx Parent Co. Telcentris as EVP of Global Business Development

bio_-pertti.jpgTelcentris Inc., cloud-based VoIP solutions provider and creator of VoxOx (a.k.a. “Skype on Steroids”), has appointed Pertti Johansson as EVP of global business development. A 35+ year veteran in the telecom and wireless field, Johansson has held senior leadership roles at Qualcomm Incorporated and Motorola Corporation, having served for more than a decade at the latter. He has led geographically diverse organizations throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, generating billions in sales.

Johansson’s new role will focus on developing and deploying the company’s international mobile strategy by collaborating with major mobile operators on VoxOx co-branding opportunities to deliver customized services to their user base. In the past few years, mobile operators around the world have increasingly experienced competition and revenue erosion caused by the popularity of over-the-top services, such as Skype and lesser known messaging apps. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services have displaced a significant amount of operator voice revenue while messaging services have reduced significant SMS and MMS revenue streams once walled off from outside competition. more

VSS Monitoring Introduces New Network Packet Brokers to Enable Complete Network-wide Visibility and Performance

New vBroker™ Appliances Provide Industry-leading Capacity and Flexibility; vMesh™ and vMC™ Technologies Expand System-level Scalability and Manageability to 10,000+ Ports

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 24, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today introduced a new suite of NPB appliances and software capabilities which deliver the industry’s only fabric-system approach for enhancing global visibility and operational performance for network monitoring and security systems. The new VSS Monitoring product family, called vBroker™, enables customers to uniquely provide network-wide link-layer visibility and access to a broad set of network monitoring and security systems, making them significantly more efficient and yielding higher ROI.

The growing number of monitoring and security systems required for today’s increasingly complex networks results in major provisioning and operational challenges for both enterprises and service providers, including limited network visibility, major capital costs due to deployment silos, and complex network upgrades that more

VSS Monitoring Recognized as Industry’s Leading Network Packet Broker Provider

Company Earns 2012 Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the Infrastructure Packet Broker Market from Frost & Sullivan

SAN MATEO, Calif. – July 23, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today announced that it has earned the 2012 Global Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in the infrastructure packet broker market from Frost & Sullivan. VSS Monitoring was recognized with this independent, third-party award due to its leading technical innovation, differentiated product offerings, extensive customer base, and unmatched ROI/cost savings.

The Competitive Strategy Leadership Award is a prestigious recognition of VSS Monitoring’s accomplishments in network intelligence optimization, stated the Frost & Sullivan report. With telecommunications carriers, service providers, large enterprises, and government agencies as its customers, VSS Monitoring is one of the leading companies in the infrastructure network packet broker market. Enriched features, a high-class and innovative approach, and a strong focus toward collaborations and more

VSS Monitoring Expands Network Packet Brokering and Visibility into Virtualized Environments

New VN-Tag Stripping and Filtering Capability Delivers Full Visibility and Management of All Packets Across Cisco Physical and Virtual Switching Infrastructure

SAN DIEGO (Cisco Live! Booth #2024) – June 11, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPB), today at Cisco Live! 2012 announced that its packet broker appliances now support virtual network tag (VN-Tag) stripping and filtering, enabling enterprises to have dynamic access, selective visibility, and management of all packets across physical and virtual environments.

As virtualized computing environments have rapidly expanded, enterprises have struggled to get visibility into network packets travelling between virtual networks across physical network infrastructure. Most performance monitoring and security tools, as well as traffic aggregation devices, do not have the capability to deliver visibility into or inspect virtual traffic when VN-Tags are used to deliver packets between virtual and physical Cisco Nexus network infrastructures.

To address this more

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VSS Monitoring Achieves Technology Partner Status in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Program

Company to Help McAfee Customers Maximize ROI for Network Security Solutions

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 10, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, a leader in Network Intelligence Optimization and Network Packet Brokers (NPB), today announced that it has passed compatibility testing in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (McAfee SIA) program and has achieved McAfee Compatible status for its Distributed Series and Traditional Tap product families, which are now interoperable with McAfee Network Security Platform.

VSS Monitoring also plans to achieve interoperability for its NPB solutions with other McAfee products in the near future, enabling customers to maximize the ROI of McAfee’s network security solutions while achieving unprecedented visibility and scale.

The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance is a technology partnering program created to help accelerate the development of interoperable security products and to simplify the integration of these products within complex customer environments. Working together, McAfee and its partners more

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VSS Monitoring Joins FireEye Global Industry Alliance Program

Company Named One of Initial FireEye Global Industry Alliance Partners; Extends Capabilities of Leading Malware Protection System for Enterprises

SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 30, 2012 – VSS Monitoring, the world leader in Network Intelligence Optimization, today announced that it has joined a new strategic partner program introduced by FireEye, Inc., as a founding program member to jointly extend the network protection capabilities of the leading FireEye Malware Protection System™ (MPS).

Launched today, the FireEye Global Industry Alliance Program integrates complementary technologies and services with the FireEye MPS to provide customers with best-in-class interoperability, streamlined security operations centers, and reductions to the mean time to resolution to cost effectively secure critical data, intellectual property, and networks against targeted attacks, such as APT attacks.

Together, FireEye and VSS Monitoring deliver a complete solution to stop advanced targeted attacks across the web and email threat vectors, as well as more

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IT Process Automation Software Company gen-E Receives Investment from Solis Capital Partners

gen-E website www.gen-e.comgen-E (formerly generationE Technologies), a global IT process automation (ITPA) software company, today announced it has received a private equity investment from Solis Capital Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm located in Southern California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Best known for its award-winning Resolve SocialTM ITPA software, gen-E has grown exponentially over the past few years. The investment comes on the heels of record year-over-year results in 2011 including a 100 percent growth in profit, 40 percent increase in revenue and 66 percent increase in headcount.

In 2012, the Company plans to fuel further growth through a new Worldwide Channel Partner Program. With the addition of global partners across North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Southeast Asia, gen-E anticipates making further inroads into markets such as utilities, finance and telecommunications.

“gen-E’s leadership team has successfully orchestrated a market-leading ITPA platform while laying the groundwork for an expanded worldwide partner network, said Craig Dupper, Partner of Solis. We look forward to partnering with gen-E to pursue exciting growth opportunities ahead, building upon the Company’s leading market position.” more

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Vopium Launches First Real BlackBerry Wi-Fi Calling App for Consumers

International and Domestic Wi-Fi Calling to All Vopium Users is Free,
Including to Those with Android, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile Phones

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 19, 2011 – Although calling apps for the BlackBerry are widely available, they suffer from limitations and carrier-imposed requirements that undermine the benefits. Vopium, which has established an industry first with its BlackBerry Wi-Fi calling app, eliminates those drawbacks and provides consumers and business users with free international and domestic Wi-Fi calls, as well as international calls over GSM and CDMA for as little as less than 1 cent per minute.

Vopium is the first VoIP service provider to offer a Wi-Fi calling app through BlackBerry App World. The Vopium app does not require users to connect with a local call – a major limitation of many other Wi-Fi calling apps. Unlike UMA-based Wi-Fi calling services provided by a few mobile operators, more

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Nevion appoints Geir Bryn-Jensen CEO

Sandefjord, Norway and Oxnard, California, December 15, 2011 – Nevion chairman Per Otto Dyb has announced the appointment of technology and business development veteran Geir Bryn-Jensen as Nevion CEO. Bryn-Jensen, who previously served as executive vice president of sales and marketing, joined Nevion in 2010.

Route1 Answers the Call for Secure, Remote Access

Route1 Answers the Call for Secure, Remote AccessIf you were to ask Tony Busseri, CEO of Route1, on five separate occasions what is company’s mission is, his answer will never change.

Route1’s philosophy on data security is simple: Protect the Fortress. All data and internal files remain should remain safely within an organization’s confines, so they are not exposed to unauthorized access or unnecessary risk.

Route1 (TSX V: ROI), a security and identity management company, is in a very unique position to help government agencies and private companies quickly and easily cope with the escalating need for secure remote access and identity management.

As Busseri will convincingly tell you, Only Route1 solutions are founded on the principle of assuring the identity of an individual, not a PC, tablet, smartphone or other device.

Without question, Route1’s track record is quite impressive; it has a diverse, distinguished customer base comprised of government more