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Stoke

Stoke
About us
Stoke provides the mobile broadband network industry's most powerful, cost efficient mobile security gateway solutions. Stoke solutions greatly mitigate network capacity uncertainties, reduce costs and help ensure that operator network investments will meet future requirements.

Our products have been chosen by Tier 1 mobile network operators for technical excellence and highest level of quality and reliability. We partner with leading industry equipment providers and systems integrators to provide comprehensive LTE Security Solutions on the S1 Link. Stoke has the largest number of LTE Security Gateways deployed in live commercial LTE networks, handling well over 15 million subscribers worldwide. Our leadership position brings extensive experience in developing, deploying and maintaining LTE security gateway equipment for top tier LTE Carriers.
Vikash Varma
President and CEO: Vikash Varma
2004
OFFICES:
US, India, Japan, UK, France, Spain, Korea and Singapore
KEY PERSON:
Vikash Varma, President & CEO
Vikash Varma brings 18 years of multi disciplined experience to Stoke. Vikash has a successful track record of building businesses from the early stages to market leadership. Vikash was most recently the President - Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Field Operations at CloudShield Technologies. Vikash helped establish CloudShield as a leader in the multi-function service control and security market, operating in over 35 countries. Before CloudShield, Vikash was the President - Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at P-Cube Inc. with overall responsibility for Sales, Channels, Partners, Professional Services, and Support. At P-Cube, he successfully grew the business with top tier carriers around the world and established P-Cube as the market leader in IP Service Control solutions. P-Cube was acquired in 2004 by Cisco Systems for $200M. Prior to P-Cube, Vikash was the General Manager at Hewlett-Packard Co. for the Internet Usage Manager (IP Mediation) Software business.
CLIENTELE:
Tier 1 telecommunications operators including NTT Docomo, Softbank, Hutchison Three
INVESTORS:
DAG Ventures, Docomo Capital Inc, Focus Ventures, Integral Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Presidio Ventures, Pilot House Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Reliance Technology Ventures, Samsung Venture Investment Corp
COMPETITORS:
Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel Lucent, NSN, Huawei
WEBSITE:
www.stoke.com
SOLUTION / PRODUCT OFFERINGS / BUSINESS:
- Gateway Products: Stoke Security eXchange, SSX-3000 Platform, Wi-Fi eXchange, Stoke Systems Manager
- Stoke eXpert Services: Professional services, Support Services, Training Services

What Next?

Stoke continues to strengthen and deepen its LTE security offerings as the wave of LTE deployments increases worldwide.
- 2014 will see the deployment of Stoke's XGLC20 packet processing card, which supercharges the Stoke Security eXchange with an unprecedented 40 Gbps of throughput. This is an important advance for LTE operators, for whom the ability to adapt to traffic surges, deliver a high quality multimedia experience, aggregate multiple radio types and secure IP-based communications are among the chief priorities as they transition to 4G/LTE. With mobile broadband traffic expected to grow by over 3000% over the next five years, there is intense pressure on traditional network infrastructure elements to secure and intelligently handle exponentially increasing call and data volumes.
- There is mounting interest in the future of virtualized, software-only products and, while current customer deployments are focused on Stoke's hardware platform, the company is well positioned to provide virtualized offerings in the future. From the outset, Stoke made a deliberate architectural choice to use a Linux-based, distributed network functions approach. This foresight ensures that it is just a short step to introduce virtualized or network 'functions virtualization (NFV)' offerings when the timing is appropriate.

DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS:
Stoke has a truly differentiated technology that was designed for today
and the future, an excellent reputation for customer service, and a growing reputation as a great company to work with. We allow mobile operators to ensure service uptime, and protect users and their devices against network outages, small cell break-ins, malicious cyber-attacks or exposure to data theft. We help operators roll out exciting new technologies including VoLTE without compromising speed and quality of service. The mobile telecommunications world needs products that address the need for stronger security combined with the ability to accommodate growth and handle new services, without introducing latency or impairing performance. Stoke is the only company that serves all these needs in a single technology platform.
REVENUE MODEL:
Stoke's go-to-market model is based on partnerships with renowned service providers including Dimension Data, Italtel, Macnica Networks, Net One Systems, and Samsung. Stoke derives revenue from product sales, from software subscriptions, and from expert services.
TIME LINE:
2004 – Stoke is founded
2007 - Vikash Varma joins as CEO
2008 – First commercial product shipped; Stoke Bangalore facility opened
2009 – Stoke partners with Net One Systems
2010 – Stoke selected for NTT Docomo LTE Network; Stoke Japan K.K. founded
2011 - Singapore and Korea offices opened
2012 – UK and France offices opened; initiation of Samsung partnership
2013 - Stoke ranked in top 34% of Inc. 5000; initiation of partnerships with Dimension Data, Macnica and Italtel
 
CONTACT INFO:
Email: info@stoke.com Telephone: US - 1.408.855.2900; Bangalore - 080-67086104 Fax: Fax: 1.877.786.5348