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FatPipe Networks
si Team
Monday, November 3, 2008
FatPipe Networks is the inventor of router clustering devices for reliable, redundant and fast Internet/WAN connections. Utah based FatPipe makes products that enable companies to obtain highly redundant and fast Internet/WAN access, as well as high security allowing such corporations to implement intranets, thin client, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and other Web-based applications.

FatPipe's core technology involves patented (seven issued), and patents-pending methods of transmitting data over multiple lines either over the Internet or with direct point-to-point frame relay, without any cooperation from the Internet Service Provider ("ISP"). “The technology enables companies to achieve higher bandwidth and higher levels of redundancy, regardless of the type of router/modem technology in use,” says Dr. Ragula Bhaskar, President and CEO of FatPipe Networks.

FatPipe products' main technology features include aggregating two or more communication lines of any type, using the same or different ISPs, WAN redundancy and high availability; additional security and speed of data transmissions; and route control features for inbound and outbound IP traffic. With its advantage on the features FatPipe was able to gain customers like the FBl and the U.S. Supreme Court, an over 1000 other customers, with over 5000 units installed worldwide.

As FatPipe’s products enable companies to obtain low cost, redundant and fast Internet access, it allows corporations to implement Intranets, e-commerce strategies; Virtual Private networks (VPNs), and utilizes application specific servers over the Internet or WAN connections. The company is expanding rapidly in Europe via its UK office, has a main facility in Chennai, India, and satellite offices in Australia, Brazil, and Mexico.

The company with about 120 employees has raised $11.3 million from investors like vSpring, Timothy Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), EnCompass Ventures, Wasatch Ventures, Kling Jelko, Dr. Dehmel, Odyssey Ventures, Canopy Group, ComVest Capital, and Lakefield Ventures.
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