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He’s one ‘cool cat’, iPass chief exec Michael Mansouri known for displaying grace under pressure

iPass chief exec Michael Mansouri known for displaying grace under pressure

Whether ambling through Azerbaijan, zipping through Zambia or bopping along through Bakersfield, you can connect your laptop to your company’s Intranet in San Jose with a simple, local, phone call. For that, you can probably thank iPass.

The Redwood Shores-based company offers more than 14,000 locations around the globe for local connections to the Internet and virtual private networks. The connections are secure, often they are broadband, and they’re cheap, says iPass.

Growing the 5-year-old software company is Michael Mansouri, who came to the United States as a college student from pre-revolution Iran.

“I was fascinated by computers and the best place you could get that education was in the United States,” he says. Mr. Mansouri received his bachelor’s degree from Utah State. “There were like six of us in the whole [program],” he says.

Mr. Mansouri received his master’s in operations research from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He started his career with a small company near the university. After executive postings with several telecommunications companies over the years, including Sprint International, he was tapped to head iPass.

Growth has been solid, although the worldwide economic slowdown has affected iPass in that companies are having employees travel less, and thus there’s less need to use iPass services.

“It’s slowed down but we’ve still grown by double digits every quarter,” he says. “We finished last year with about $35 million in revenue. This year, close to $65 million … with excellent margins.”

George Tronsrue, now chairman and CEO of Monet Mobile Networks, a third-generation wireless company based in Seattle, hired and worked with Mr. Mansouri at a startup called ACSI, which later morphed into e.Spire.

“I hired him in 1994,” Mr. Tronsrue says. “He looked like a guy you’d have fun with but he also had a laserlike focus on the business.”

He says Mr. Mansouri is famous for remaining calm and clear-headed in tense situations.

“He is a cool cat,” Mr. Tronsrue says. “He keeps his head. He’s always thinking several steps ahead of the competition. He buckles down under pressure but tries to keep things fun for his team.”

Mr. Tronsrue, who is a member of the iPass board and an investor in the firm, says Mr. Mansouri has “built a great team. He’s hit every single mark he’s set for the business.”

Phone companies with their toll-free numbers are the biggest competitors for iPass, says Mr. Mansouri.

“People still have an emotional attachment to them,” he says with a smile. MCI Worldcom, AT&T, Sprint and other global carriers are the companies, although Sprint and Genuity, another carrier, resell iPass services, he notes.

Equant, the giant French telecommunications company, is another competitor with which iPass has teamed up. Cisco Systems signed up for iPass service in conjunction with Equant, Mr. Mansouri says.

“As a small company we need to compete and cooperate with the global players,” he says. Because the iPass software is platform agnostic — it doesn’t care what the operating system might be — the company has a unique advantage, he explains.

“What competition has taught us in this tough market is to focus more on our core competencies,” he says. “We have the vision and we will get there but first we’ve got to go through this [economic] storm, make sure we come out of it with all pieces and parts connected.”

Like any CEO in Silicon Valley, Mr. Mansouri finds that stress comes with the job description. For him, relief is spelled P-a-g-e M-i– R-o-a-d, the hilly, twisting road above Palo Alto. Mr. Mansouri says his lifelong fascination with cars has boiled down to ownership of two “not-your-father’s-Oldsmobile” vehicles — a Porsche 911 and an older Porsche 944. He says he enjoys tooling along Page Mill Road “for a little spin” and a great way to relieve stress.

“You don’t drive recklessly,” he says, adding that he keeps to the speed limit.

He recalls driving cars and motorcycles as a young teen in Iran.

“I just love them,” he says. “Driving fast is one thing, but driving fast with control — that’s what I like.”

He says he tries to spend as much time as possible with his 9-year-old daughter, who is active in swimming, soccer and basketball. His older daughter, 22, just graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His wife, a consultant, has been spending the past year supervising the remodeling of their home.

Mr. Mansouri has seen Silicon Valley at its highest peak and watches as it slides into what many hope is just another cyclical low. He says the valley has a deep reservoir of strength that some may be overlooking.

“Everybody wants to duplicate Silicon Valley. It’s impossible. The reason is the [venture capital] community has built an industry here. The contacts are here, the money is here, the brains are here,” he says.

He says iPass held off on its own IPO last year because of market conditions.

“Our No. 1 asset is the employees. We felt that putting the company through unnecessary turbulence was not good,” he says.

That has not stopped those with the really big checkbooks from investing. Rogers Communications, the Canadian cable television powerhouse, is one of the latest private investors in iPass, Mr. Mansouri says.

A business partner and neighbor says Mr. Mansouri has strong optimism.

“When you socialize with someone you have to think very highly of them,” says Farzad Naimi, founder, chairman and CEO of IQLabs Inc. of Hayward. “Beyond the fact that he’s very intelligent, he’s a very good human being. He sets a role model for integrity, very strong values and principles which he carries to his work environment as well.”

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Industry Veteran Michael Mansouri Succeeds InSpeed Founder Ed Basart as Chairman, CEO

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

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

About the New Chairman & 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.

About InSpeed Networks

InSpeed Networks, founded in November 2014 by ShoreTel (SHOR) co-founder Ed Basart, has introduced the first SD-WAN appliance 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 enhances network QoS, performance, security and visibility while reducing network bandwidth costs by up to 75%. For more information, visit www.inspeednetworks.com.

Aurionpro completes acquisition of Spikes Security – forms ‘Cyberinc’ for Enterprise Security Cyberinc, a subsidiary, will focus on product offerings

Aurionpro Solutions (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668), a global leader in enterprise security, digital innovation and banking solutions announced that it had completed the acquisition and subsequent merger of Spikes Security Inc. with Aurionpro’s Enterprise Security Division. The dedicated subsidiary for Enterprise Security will operate under the new brand name of ‘Cyberinc – An Aurionpro Company’ and will be headquartered out of Los Gatos in Silicon Valley.

Announcing Cyberinc – dedicated subsidiary for Enterprise Security

Aurionpro Solutions (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668), a global leader in enterprise security, digital innovation and banking solutions announced that it had completed the acquisition and subsequent merger of Spikes Security Inc. with Aurionpro’s Enterprise Security Division. The Silicon Valley based subsidiary for enterprise Security will operate under the new brand name of Cyberinc An Aurionpro Company and will be headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

Cyberinc will be dedicated to solving next generation consumer & enterprise security challenges in a digital era especially around Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Malware Isolation. Aurionpro’s formerly Enterprise Security division has secured over 100 million identities for the world’s leading global corporations for over 15 years. Spikes Security is a pioneer in Malware Isolation with its innovative product Isla that aims to deliver 100% web freedom through its industry leading Malware Isolation technology. Cyberinc will offer the best capabilities, history and culture to deliver game changing products and solutions for global corporations.

“With the formation of Cyberinc, we are very well positioned to succeed in the $75B global market for Information Security.’, said Samir Shah, CEO of Aurionpro Solutions, “Cyberinc, our new subsidiary, will deliver comprehensive solutions that address two of the biggest challenges plaguing the industry today – data breaches from fraudulent and unauthorized access and sophisticated web borne malware attacks. Cyberinc debuts with an unfair market advantage of a very rich history from Aurionpro Security Division, an innovation culture from Spikes and a seasoned leader with a proven track record in Michael Mansouri at the helm as CEO of the merged subsidiary.’

Cyberinc combines leading edge Isla Malware Isolation solution with Identity and Access Management, uniquely positioning us to address the growing challenges and risks posed by sophisticated threat challenges for global markets including media, banking, financial, and government institutions.’, according to Michael Mansouri, CEO of Cyberinc. “Cyberinc’s differentiated services combined with our 300 security professionals with offices in key locations in the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, and India offer sophisticated security solutions to our customers. The compelling synergies of the merger provides a robust platform to grow the company significantly resulting in value creation for our shareholders.’, Mansouri added.

Cyberinc’s Isla Web Malware Isolation Solution protects organizations from the most advanced web borne threats by isolating all web content outside the network perimeter. This unique approach eliminates the risk of drive by downloads, malvertising, advanced phishing attacks and virtually all malware originating from the Web while delivering a familiar web browsing experience to the user. Isla has been successfully deployed to financial institutions, the US government and other highly targeted industries in North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region.

“The security industry has traditionally provided point product solutions that place the burden of integration on the customer, both increasing costs and resulting in a poor return on investment. The rollout and integration of security point products often fails resulting in massive investments in shelf ware that never benefits the customer. Cyberinc will eliminate this problem for our customers and ensure they realize the full benefit of their new, as well as their existing investments. Integrating the revolutionary anti-malware technology pioneered by Spikes Security founded by Branden Spikes with the proven capabilities of the global Aurionpro Enterprise Security team represents a new approach to the problem of cyber-security’ according to Michael Mansouri, CEO of Cyberinc. Michael is an industry veteran having built and led several security technology companies including iPass, OmniTrust Security Systems and Avalon Global Solutions with successful exits.

The global information security market is estimated to be $75B in 2016 and is forecast to experience a Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.8% between 2015 and 2020, according the IDC. The new Cyberinc business model ensures that customers can realize the full benefits of their security investments and make measurable improvements in their security posture, risk profile and their bottom lines.

 

About Cyberinc

Cyberinc offerings include secure, scalable, high performance security products that protect from cyber-attacks, and services that help enterprises transition to next generation access management systems. Our flagship product offering, the Isla Malware Isolation platform can help deliver 100% web freedom from malware based attacks and our comprehensive IAM solutions have secured over 100 million identities for world’s leading corporations in the last 20 years. Combining our “best in class’ products and services enables clients to effectively address their toughest cyber security challenges. For more information, please visit:www.cyberinc.com

About Aurionpro

Aurionpro Solutions (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668) is a global technology solutions leader that helps enterprises accelerate their digital innovation, securely and efficiently. It combines core domain expertise, thought leadership and service excellence in providing comprehensive IP driven solutions in Enterprise Security, Digital and Banking. Employing more than 1,300 domain and technology experts across North America, Asia and Europe, we have delivered solutions for Fortune 500, global corporations across 5 continents and 22 countries. Aurionpro has been consistently recognized amongst the top 100 technology solutions providers for Financial Services companies.

For more information, visit www.aurionpro.com.

Spikes Security Names Industry Veteran Michael Mansouri President and COO / Successful Serial Entrepreneur and Technology Visionary Brings 30 Years of Leadership Experience in Global High Tech Businesses to Security Start-Up

LOS GATOS, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/21/15 — Spikes Security, the isolation security company, today announced that Michael Mansouri has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. In the newly created position, Mansouri will work alongside CEO, CTO and founder Branden Spikes as the company continues its growth as a network security industry innovator.

 

“While I’ve enjoyed great success in the past, this opportunity has the potential to be absolutely game-changing,” said Mansouri. “Branden created the initial concept at SpaceX where he was Elon Musk’s right hand technology leader and then licensed it back to start the company. The innovative isolation technology we are delivering represents a significant breakthrough in the evolution of enterprise network security. It’s a solution every business needs to make the web safe again.”

 

“We are excited that Michael and Branden, as partners driving this innovation together, will optimize and execute the company’s strategy of delivering specialized appliances and cloud services that will ensure all users on all devices in all locations are always protected from browser malware attacks,” said Anik Bose, General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures.

 

 

The company’s recently launched Isla family of web malware isolation appliances is designed for all businesses that want complete protection against malware delivered through web browsers. Isla eliminates this significant attack vector by processing all web content on secure appliances deployed outside the network, where content remains in hardware-isolated VMs created for each user session. All web content — audio, video, text, and graphics — is then instantly and continuously transformed into a benign, malware-free format and delivered to end user browsers using patent-pending technology developed by Spikes Security. No original web content is ever delivered to endpoint devices.

 

“Having Michael as my business partner will be a tremendous asset as we work together to transform the security market. Isla is the first step in that process,” said Branden Spikes. “Michael has been through this many times before, so his wisdom and expertise will be crucial to our growth and expansion as we take on the most important challenges in cybersecurity.”

 

 

Mansouri has a track record of building value for shareholders and successful exits. Mansouri was Chairman, President and CEO of iPass Inc., a leading provider of global roaming and security company with a successful exit in 2003 for $1.8 billion. He served as President and CEO of OmniTrust Security Systems, a leading provider of content security, which was sold in 2005 to Heisei Denden of Japan. Most recently he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global Solutions (AGS), a leading provider of managed mobility solution, telecom expense management, and cyber security services. Mansouri expanded international partnerships and acquired a leading provider of managed wireline and mobility services. He sold the company in December 2011 to Widepoint Communications and served as the CEO of Widepoint Solutions Corporation subsidiary during his contractual obligations for multiple years.

 

 

Mansouri began his career in high tech in software design and held a host of senior management positions at Sprint International, ACSI, Intermedia Communication and Teleglobe Commercial Services.

 

 

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics from Utah State University, MS in Management Sciences from George Washington University (Omega Rho) and completed an Executive program from the MIT Sloan School of Management program in corporate strategy.

 

 

About Spikes Security
Founded in 2012, Spikes Security is focused on delivering secure, scalable, high performance appliance and software solutions that empower businesses with the freedom to safely leverage the web without fear of cyber-attacks. Its flagship offering is a powerful web malware isolation system that prevents all browser-borne malware from entering corporate networks and infecting endpoints, including mobile devices, without requiring installation of any endpoint software. https://spikes.com/index.html

 

 

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Michael Mansouri, Chief Executive Officer of WidePoint Solutions Corp, announced his intention to pursue other opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC
Michael Mansouri, Chief Executive Officer of WidePoint Solutions Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WidePoint Corporation, announced his intention to pursue other opportunities as of April, 2014 while remaining committed to support the company as a Strategic Advisor during the transition period.
Mansouri came to WidePoint in 2011 through the acquisition of  privately held Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (AGS), a leading provider of communications lifecycle management services and solutions, predominantly to the commercial sector.
“WidePoint’s strategic goal has been to expand its solutions into commercial and international markets, leveraging the reputation and expertise we have built in the government sector.  While I respect Michael’s decision to move onward into new opportunities, I’m delighted to have access to Michael’s continued efforts in support of our strategic goals, as well as wishing him success in his new endeavors”, stated Steve Komar, Chairman and CEO of WidePoint.
Michael Mansouri further stated, “The combination of our companies has served to bolster WidePoint’s market position into emerging applications such as Mobile Device Management and expansion into new vertical markets.
After a third successful exit as a serial entrepreneur, my business model dictates that I move on to new opportunities after my transition is fully completed in support of WidePoint’s direction and goals.”



2013-12-30

WidePoint Announces Expansion of its Proprietary Telecommunication Lifecycle Management Solution to Include Integrated Mobile Device Management

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McLean, Virginia – October 23, 2012 – WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of cloud-based telecommunications life-cycle and trusted cybersecurity management solutions announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, WidePoint Solutions Corporation (WSC), is releasing a robust, integrated, enterprise-proven Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution as part of its proprietary Telecommunication Lifecycle Management cloud-based solution.  The new offering is a further step in our evolution and the convergence of Telecom Expense Management (TEM), MDM, and Mobile Security Management (MSM) and will be offered to our customers and partners as part of our new suite of services of Mobility Management Solutions (MMS).
WSC is expanding its platform of proprietary telecom expense management (TEM+) services to meet the growing demand in our marketplace to provide commercial and government organizations with a fully integrated cloud based TEM+ and MDM solution.  WSC supports a wide range of customers from small businesses to multinationals across a number of industries, as well as multiple government agencies, through a suite of solutions that address the management and optimization of fixed and mobile telecommunication assets.
“With the recent advances in mobile computing, along with mobile applications being adopted at an ever expanding and frenetic pace, we have made an investment to expand our mobile platform to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” commented Michael Mansouri CEO of WSC. “Our strong base of business, with more than 100 clients in the commercial and government sectors, as well as our partners that provide us reach internationally, are increasingly demanding dynamic, non-capital intensive, secure cloud-based mobile solutions that enhance enterprise workforce mobility.  We fully expect to satisfy this demand with our newly enhanced TEM+/MDM integrated and proprietary solution.”
Steve Komar, CEO of WidePoint added, ” Our vision to enable our customers to realize the full potential of mobile telecommunications, identity assurance and data protection in a cyber-environment by providing comprehensive trusted and cost effective solutions has moved a step closer with the addition of mobile device management within our integrated product and services platform.”
About WidePoint Solutions Corporation:
WidePoint Solutions Corp (WSC) is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for Enterprise Telecommunications Management including: Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Permission Based Audit, Mobile Lifecycle Management, Mobile Security, and Advanced Help Desk Support for mobile devices and applications.  WSC supports over 400 mobile device types, pagers, cell phones, smart phones, air cards, mobile routers, and tens of thousands of lines and circuits.  WSC’s solutions align consumption with enterprise needs, increase visibility into and control over expenses and improve workforce satisfaction and productivity.  For more information, please visit www.widepointsolutions.com.
About WidePoint:
WidePoint is a specialist in providing telecommunications management and cybersecurity solutions utilizing its advanced information technology products and services.  WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major government and commercial contracts. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.
For More Information:
Jim McCubbin, EVP & CFO
WidePoint Corporation
7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 520
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 349-2577
jmccubbin@widepoint.com
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2012-10-23

WidePoint Corporation Acquires Avalon Global Solutions

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Accelerates Commercial Sector Initiatives in
Communications Management Segment


WASHINGTON, January 4, 2012 — WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Amex: WYY), a specialist in communications management and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has acquired privately held Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (AGS), a leading provider of communications lifecycle management services, technology, and solutions predominantly to the commercial sector.
Avalon Global Solutions is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for Enterprise Telecommunications Management. AGS also offers permission based audits, a review and analysis of a customer’s telecom invoices, contracts and services applications to identify historic overbilling, contract and tariff-related errors, as well as prospective savings opportunities. In addition, AGS also provides mobile security, and advanced help desk support for mobile devices and applications.
“We are very excited about the opportunity we see with AGS to accelerate our efforts to push our automated system based communications lifecycle management solutions broadly into the commercial sector both in the U.S. marketplace and abroad,” commented Steve Komar, CEO, WidePoint. “Avalon has a strong base of business, with more than 70 clients in the commercial sector, as well as partners that provide us reach internationally, while adding breadth to our services and technology platforms.
Our strategic goal has been to expand our successful TEM offering into the commercial market, leveraging the reputation and expertise we have built in the government sector. This acquisition will significantly accelerate that effort while simultaneously providing added scale and incremental
profitability.”
AGS supports a wide range of customers from small business to multinationals in a number of industries and government agencies through a suite of solutions that address the management of fixed and mobile telecommunication assets. AGS also supports the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Michael Mansouri, CEO of AGS, stated, “The combination of our platforms greatly enhances both companies as AGS further bolsters WidePoint’s position as the largest provider of automated system based communications lifecycle management services to the U.S. Federal Government. WidePoint’s TEM integrated platform, 24×7 help desk, and additional complementary resources significantly enhances our service offerings to our customers. AGS adds a robust and growing number of commercial clients and sales channels to the overall client mix, and it adds services to WidePoint’s overall product and services portfolio.” Mansouri further added, “The addition of WidePoint’s cybersecurity offerings also provides us with an opportunity to introduce new services for our commercial clients as we witness the increasing requirements for security protections for wireless
devices, an area in which WidePoint has existing and proven expertise.”

About Avalon Global Solutions

Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (AGS) is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for Enterprise Telecommunications Management including: Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Permission Based AuditSM, Mobile Lifecycle Management, Mobile Security, and Advanced Help Desk Support for mobile devices and applications. AGS supports over 400 mobile device types, pagers, cell phones, smart phones, air cards, mobile routers, and tens of thousands of lines and circuits. AGS’s solutions align consumption with enterprise needs, increase visibility into and control over expenses and improve workforce satisfaction and productivity. For more information, please visit http://www.avalonglobalsolutions.com.

 

 

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a specialist in providing wireless mobility management and CyberSecurity Solutions utilizing its advanced information technology products and services. WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major government and commercial contracts including, Operational Research Consultants, Inc., iSYS, LLC, Advanced Response Concepts Corporation, WidePoint Solutions Corp and WidePoint IL, Inc. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit http://www.widepoint.com.

For More Information:
Jim McCubbin, EVP & CFO
WidePoint Corporation
7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 520
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 349-2577
jmccubbin@widepoint.com
Mark Goettling
WidePoint Corporation
5950 Canoga Avenue – Suite 500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 961-8000 ext 222
mgoettling@comstructure.com



2012-01-04

Avalon acquires Comstructure, a leading provider of TEM Solutions

HAMPTON, VA – October 4, 2011 – Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (AGS), a leading provider of Mobility Lifecycle Management and Security solutions, and Comstructure, LLC (CLLC), a leader in Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) solutions, announced today their business combination.  This transaction expands AGS’ commercial enterprise fixed and Mobility Lifecycle Management solutions offering, customer base, telecom expertise and geographic coverage.  Aberdeen views the transaction positive for customers. “This union provides Avalon with strengths in network and landline support that are accretive to its existing Telecom expense management, help desk, and security abilities. This increased focus on technical support allows Avalon to continue as a leader in providing Telecom and Network Management to the enterprise. “, said Hyoun Park of Aberdeen
Avalon Global will deliver broader solutions, beyond TEM, that will enable enterprises to efficiently manage their mobile assets and business processes. Currently enterprise requirements span challenging, and often contradictory, business drivers such as cost reduction and business enablement. Avalon Global, as a market segment leader, is migrating towards a holistic approach that combines TEM with Mobile Device Management and other communications management tools. Accordingly, enterprises will gain transparency to manage costs and the ability to control mobile worker’s access to corporate information while improving their mobile device and application experience.
Avalon Global Solutions is well positioned, combining Comstructure’s strong management team, complementary capabilities and corporate culture. “Comstructure provides us a strong foundation for the expansion of our mobile and fixed lifecycle management services with a complementary geographic coverage and telecom management solutions,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global.
“On behalf of our clients, partners, shareholders and employees I am pleased to move forward with AGS to strategically fulfill our clients’ evolving telecommunications requirements and lead the mobility trend toward secure, reliable, and cost effective solutions to enhance our clients’ investments.  Moreover, the combination of AGS and CLLC’s capabilities provides our clients and business partners with a financially sound and technologically advanced partner today and into the future,” notes Mark Goettling, President and CEO of Comstructure.
AGS will acquire CLLC’s intellectual property, offices, staff and commercial accounts.  AGS and CLLC have shared a strategic business relationship for many years and the executive management team of CLLC has assumed leadership roles in AGS. The expanded geographic coverage, operating leverage and addition of domestic and international commercial accounts provides AGS with an immediately accretive financial impact.  Due to the minimal overlap in geographic coverage, commercial accounts and technology, AGS is already on its way to a seamless integration of AGS’ and CLLC’s complementary service delivery capabilities and technology as well as the expansion of those services into international markets.
AGS and CLLC customers will gain increased access to highly skilled application development and comprehensive support resources to reduce the burden on internal staff and utilize advanced technologies to establish visibility and control over fixed and mobile operations with the goal of reducing the Total Cost of Operations (TCO) by 10% – 50%.  Combined Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. presents its customers with a financially strong, technologically advanced and operationally efficient business partner.
AGS provides enterprises with a single source for all of their fixed and mobile lifecycle management and security needs. In addition, AGS provides traditional Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) services, such as, procurement; invoice processing and rate plan optimization; Mobile Help Desk for “how to”, “trouble shooting”, “break fix” and advanced application support and mobile security, and logistics for kitting, staging and next business day replacement.
About Avalon Global Solutions
Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile computing and communications services and solutions for domestic and global enterprise customers. Avalon Global delivers business solutions in three core areas; Mobile Computing and Communications, Cyber-Security and Network Infrastructure. Avalon Global’s mobile solutions are designed to help our customers improve productivity and significantly reduce wireless expenditures while optimizing operational efficiency
For more information, please visit us at www.avalonglobalsolutions.com
About Comstructure, LLC
Comstructure’s services are based on a solid financial, operational and technological foundation, providing its clients with a holistic solution to cost effective and productive wireline and wireless environments.  Comstructure provides its clients with end user support, security, consulting, design, provisioning, and implementation and project management services for converged network communication solutions. The company’s emphasis is on enabling its enterprise clients to leverage their investment in voice, video and data communications to the fullest extent possible.
For more information, please visit us at www.comstruture.com



2011-10-04

Avalon Global Solutions – Ralph Rodriguez has joined Avalon Global’s Advisory Board

Mclean, Va. – January 31, 2011 – Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (Avalon Global) a leading provider of comprehensive Business Process Outsourcing for mobility and telecom expense management services, is happy to announce that Ralph Rodriguez has joined Avalon Global’s Advisory Board. Mr. Rodriguez’ expertise and knowledge in the realm of technology and security is a great advantage in the growth and expansion of Avalon Global in the marketplace.
“Avalon Global’s vision is to be the premier leader in Mobile Managed Services across the globe, with Ralph’s more than 20 years of extensive experience and insight in the field of technology he has the ability to provide outstanding advice and strategy to our company,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. “With the addition of Ralph advising us we have world-class talent in place for Avalon Global to excel.”
“As Smartphone based applications continue to grow within the enterprise, the need for Avalon Global’s cyber and information security solutions, focused on the mobile platform becomes increasingly critical,” said Mr. Rodriguez.
Mr. Rodriguez is currently the CEO and Founder of Delfigo Security and brings over 20 years of experience spanning management, IT, and entrepreneurship in a variety of roles. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez was the Senior VP and Research Director of the Technology Practice at Aberdeen Group, a Boston based technology research firm. Prior to his role at Aberdeen, Mr. Rodriguez was Chief Technology Officer of Brooks Automation’s Enterprise Software Division, which was acquired by Applied Materials in 2007. Previous positions include EVP and CIO of Excelon Corporation, and VP and CIO of C-bridge Internet Solutions. C-bridge merged with Excelon in September 2001.
Mr. Rodriguez is currently a Fellow at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Mr. Rodriguez has worked on security and advanced biometrics based on artificial intelligence (AI) at the MIT Media Lab. He is a graduate of the management program GPMD-MBA at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain. He also completed several programs on technology management and research at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and The Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Mr. Rodriguez also holds a BS in Computer Science and Technology from the US Army Institute (SOCAD) and is an honors graduate of several technical, operational, and communications schools in the United States Army, where he was a member of the elite 10th Mountain Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.
About AGS
Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (Avalon Global) is a leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for Enterprise Telecommunications Management including: Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Permission Based AuditSM, Mobile Lifecycle Management, Mobile Security, and Advanced Help Desk Support for mobile devices and applications.  Avalon Global supports over 400 mobile device types, pagers, cell phones, smart phones, air cards, mobile routers and tens of thousands of lines and circuits.  Avalon Global’s solutions align consumption with enterprise needs, increase visibility into and control over expenses and improve workforce satisfaction and productivity.  Avalon Global is privately held and headquartered in Hampton, VA.  For more information, please visit us athttp://www.avalonglobalsolutions.com.



2011-01-31