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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

Avalon Global Solutions – Robert M. McNamara Jr., 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 Robert M. McNamara Jr., has joined Avalon Global’s Advisory Board. Mr. McNamara’s experience in public and private service will be a great asset in the growth of Avalon Global.
Mr. McNamara’s impressive career in public and private service has spanned over four decades. Mr. McNamara is currently the Senior Vice President for Government Relations for the Career Education Corporation (CEC), where, since April 2008, he has been responsible for building and managing CEC’s newly-created Government Relations Department.  For the previous three and a half years, he was CEC’s Chief Compliance Officer and both built and managed CEC’s highly-regarded Compliance Department.
Prior to joining CEC, Mr. McNamara was a partner in the Washington office of the national law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP. While at the firm, he also served as a Managing Director of ManattJones Global Strategies, LLC, the firm’s international business consultancy.
Mr. McNamara was appointed General Counsel for the CIA in November 1997 by President Clinton. In that capacity, Mr. McNamara served as the Agency’s chief legal officer, ensuring the CIA complied with U.S. and international law in providing foreign intelligence to the president, the National Security Council and other senior officials executing national security policy.
Prior to being appointed General Counsel to the CIA, Mr. McNamara served as Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement at the Department of the Treasury. Previous to that, he was Deputy Director of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees institutional markets and regulates commodity professionals. Mr. McNamara also served as General Counsel of the Peace Corps, Legislative Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Majority Counsel of the U.S. Senate Watergate Committee.  He also was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught for 12 years.
Mr. McNamara graduated in 1973 from Georgetown University Law Center, received an A.B. from John Carroll University in 1968 and a B.A. from Mount Carmel College in 1967.
“We are delighted that Bob has accepted our invitation to join Avalon Global on our Advisory Board, he is an accomplished individual with the expertise and exceptional strategic planning skills that will be invaluable to the growth of Avalon Global,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global. “Mr. McNamara’s insightful perspective and tremendous experience will greatly enhance our strategic planning as we continue to rapidly expand our market presence.”
 “It is a wonderful and unique opportunity for me to be able once again to work with Michael in a critical environment.  Michael’s leadership in complex technology areas is exceeded on by his vision for his company and his country,” Mr. McNamara said.
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 at http://www.avalonglobalsolutions.com.
2011-01-31

Avalon Global Solutions Ranked Top 5 in AOTMP’s State of the Industry Report for TEM/WMM Services, 2010

Avalon Global receives a top ranking in AOTMP’s report which spotlights Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Wireless Mobility Management (WMM) supplier rankings as determined by the businesses and organizations that use TEM and WMM products and services.
 
Mclean, VA Oct. 06 – Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. (Avalon Global) a leading provider of comprehensive Mobility Lifecycle Management Solutions, including TEM, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Advanced Help Desk and robust mobile logistics capabilities, has received a top ranking in AOTMP’s State of the Industry Report for 2010. Avalon Global ranks number two for Telecom Expense Management vendors and is ranked fifth overall. 
 
The AOTMP report ranks vendors on enterprise satisfaction. The report is based on responses from over 1,100 organizations in 26 industries across the U.S. that use TEM/WMM products and services. 
According to the AOTMP report “Assessing enterprise satisfaction is a good barometer to determine the effectiveness of TEM and WMM supplier performance against expectations.” The report goes on to state, “this effort is the first-of-its-kind in the industry – with 100% of the results driven directly by the enterprise customers of supplier services.”
 “This is a tremendous endorsement for our company and is further proof to our leadership in the TEM/WMM space,” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. “By giving enterprise’s the opportunity to comment on the state of TEM/WMM in their organization they provide an unbiased view and very powerful endorsement.”
 
“As a customer of Avalon Global we have experienced their excellent customer focus first hand.” Said Karol F. Jamrok, Manager, Technology & Innovation, Sonoco Products Company, “Avalon Global’s helpdesk and superior processes make it easier for us – and our staff – to work efficiently, lowering the total cost of operation. Congratulations to Avalon Global on this fantastic recognition.”
 
Rating number five among the top twenty-five industry leaders, capable of servicing large enterprises, is further testimony of Avalon Global’s ability to provide client’s with a positive a customer experience which is highly valued by enterprise customers.
 
About Avalon Global
Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. 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’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 us at http://www.avalonglobalsolutions.com.
 
About AOTMP
AOTMP has produced the first annual TEM/WMM State of the Industry report for 2010, for further information on AOTMP visit their website at http://www.AOTMP.com
2010-10-06

Avalon Global Solutions, Inc. and Teleopti AB Join Forces to Create a Global Telecom Expense Management Solution

AGS and Teleopti enter into a strategic business partnership to address enterprise level mobility management globally. The companies will work together to provide a comprehensive suite of fixed and mobile lifecycle management solutions for multinational enterprises.
Mclean, VA – April 26, 2010 – Avalon Global Solutions, Inc., (AGS) a leading provider of Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM) solutions in North America, and Teleopti AB (Teleopti) of Sweden, a leading provider of comprehensive Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) applications in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, announced today a strategic business partnership to address enterprise level mobility management globally. The two companies will provide customers a comprehensive suite of fixed and mobile lifecycle management solutions for multinational enterprises seeking an answer to the technical and financial demands associated with managing enterprise network and mobility initiatives. Under this agreement AGS and Teleopti will work closely together to provide a Global Telecom Expense Management Solution. AGS will resell Teleopti’s products and services in North America and abroad. “This partnership joins two complementary companies with a common vision of providing fixed and mobile lifecycle management globally.” said Michael Mansouri, Chairman and CEO of AGS. “Our companies will deliver a common service suite which is “localized” to the national market in terms of Multi-lingual, Multi-currency feature/functionality and meeting “local” regulatory requirements.” “Currently enterprises are driving for business enablement as well as visibility and control over fixed and mobile expenses.” said Nils Bildt, President of Teleopti. “AGS and Teleopti, as leaders in their respective markets, will deliver classic Telecom Expense Management (TEM) with Mobile Device Management and expanded Help Desk capabilities with increased scalability through additional staff, and redundancy from multiple locations. Enterprises will gain visibility to better manage costs globally while improving their mobile workforces experience and capability to use smartphones and mobile applications.” Teleopti Pro is an efficient Telecom Expense Management solution that controls costs, monitors quality and manages all communication devices and services. Teleopti’s technology receives electronic invoices from more than 40 carriers in 30 countries. Additionally, Teleopti technology fully complies with all local regulations such as European Union privacy regulations. The combination of AGS and Teleopti systems and services will increase the breadth of technology enabled Business Process Outsourcing to include:
  •  Global fixed line and mobile procurement
  • Multi-currency fixed line and mobile Total Invoice Management, Expense management, Optimization
  • Global fixed and mobile Audits (domestic & international)
  • Logitics to include global procurement and replacement, spares pool management and secure disposal
  • Advanced Help Desk for device, service and mobile application support available in local languages and local time zones
  • Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) support from Tier 1 & Tier 2 administration for enterprise activation and password reset to comprehensive remote BES administration
  • Mobile Security at a device level as well as IT/Security policy administration for non-Blackberry devices
For further information, please contact: Dave Russie (U.S. Based Inquiries) Chief Sales Officer 248 936-9070 dave.russie@avalon-gs.com Anders Kalmerstroem (International Based Inquiries) Marketing Director +46 8 568 951 60 anders.kalmerstrom@teleopti.com About AGS 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’ solutions align consumption with enterprise needs, increase visibility into and control over expenses and improve workforce satisfaction and productivity. AGS is privately held and headquartered in Hampton, VA. For more information, please visit us at www.avalonglobalsolutions.com. About Teleopti Teleopti is the leading provider of solutions for strategic Workforce and Performance Management as well as Telecom Expense Management. The company is renowned for developing advanced and user-friendly solutions based on clients’ requirements. Hundreds of enterprises around the world rely on solutions from Teleopti to attain optimal operational efficiency and provide the highest levels of service. Teleopti, established in Stockholm, Sweden in 1992 operates through a comprehensive network of partners. For further information please visit www.teleopti.com or email to info@teleopti.com.
2010-04-26