Agito Networks Names Director of North American Channels, Extends Experience of Enterprise Mobility Leader
Proven Channel Leader Sheila Kuri Named to Direct and Grow Channel Programs of Company Delivering Leading Enterprise Mobility Solution Increasing Mobile Worker Productivity
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2008 – Agito Networks, Inc., the award-winning company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has named Sheila Kuri as its director of the North American Channel.
“While Agito Networks has been successfully selling through a growing channel partner program since day one, the addition of this proven channel leader to our team fuels our continued channel activities and growth, meeting the growing demand for Agito’s enterprise mobility solution,” said Jeff Dolce, Agito Networks VP of Sales. “Sheila has a strong proven track record in growing successful channel programs, including in the wireless industry, and we will rely on her knowledge and proven methods as we continue to expand our reach to help enterprises address their mobility challenges and best equip their growing mobile workforces.”
Available via the channel, Agito Networks award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses Wi-Fi, cellular, IP telephony, and location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs http://www.agitonetworks.com/products).
RoamAnywhere uses the industry’s most complete set of proactive, location- and policy-based metrics, in addition to reactive metrics, to deliver fast and automatic, sub-100ms handover of mobile voice between WLAN and cellular networks. Purpose-built for the enterprise, RoamAnywhere uniquely offers high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest mobile handset and IP-PBX support. It works with all cellular network technology, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.
Ms. Kuri brings more than 15 years of successful channel and sales experience to Agito Networks. Most recently, she served as the Director of North American Distribution Channels for Proxim Wireless, successfully recruiting and restructuring Proxim’s extensive channel partners. Previously, she held the Director of Western Region Channels position for Verilink Corporation, implementing a number of systematic analysis and incentive programs to grow Verilink’s channel. Before that, Ms. Kuri served as the Director of Channel Sales for Madge Networks, helping drive step function revenue growth from $9M to $20M in two years. She has also held previous positions at Standard MicroSystems Corporation and Emulex Corporation.
Agito Networks sells its RoamAnywhere Mobility Router through a growing Channel Partner Program. Agito’s partners, which specialize in wireless, VoIP and Unified Communications, benefit from its channel program with revenue opportunities, high-margin incentives, technical assistance, training, and marketing support. Agito enables partners to extend their bill of materials to increase revenues and differentiate their offerings based on business value, allowing them to further penetrate their largest current accounts, while seeking new accounts. RoamAnywhere also allows partners to offer value add, high-margin professional services; product support contracts; and consulting hours, further increasing revenues. For more information on the Agito Channel Partner Program, or to become an Agito partner, see http://www.agitonetworks.com/channel_partners.php.
RoamAnywhere gives channel partners a solution unlike any mobility solution available. The patent-pending, RF-based location aware technology solves FMC problems to mitigate the variations in RF signal strength, load, interference, etc., that made voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) challenging. In addition to supporting more handsets and IP-PBXs than competing products, RoamAnywhere offers enterprise-class functionality that is unmatched in the industry, and is attractive to channel partners. With RoamAnywhere, channel customers have a stateful high-availability architecture offering, which ensures high-performance, business-class resiliency/availability for customers’ mobile voice. RoamAnywhere supports identity-based mobility with native integration with Active Directory and LDAP directory/policy information. The solution scales to thousands of users in one appliance, the most in the industry.
About Agito Networks
Agito Networks is the award-winning technology leader in enterprise mobility. Its product, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, is an innovative enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) platform enabling enterprises to extend voice and Unified Communications to cell phones. RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that fuses enterprise wireless LANs, carrier cellular networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilize voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choices of carrier and equipment vendors. Agito enables low-cost in-building voice coverage, reduced cellular costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over cellular usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers. A Red Herring 100 winner, Agito was named a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor for 2008 by CRN. RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning CTIA Emerging Technology and eWEEK Excellence awards, and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines. CTO Timothy Olson was also named one of the Best CTOs of 2008 by InfoWorld. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.
Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.