SOURCE: Stoke, Inc.

Stoke, Inc.

September 17, 2013 08:00 ET

Macnica Networks to Offer Stoke's Leading LTE Security Gateway and Mobile Core Protection Solutions in Japan

Stoke Security eXchange™ Is Opening New Market Segments for Macnica Networks' Security Solution Offerings

SANTA CLARA, CA and SHIN-YOKAHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Advanced network systems distributor and integrator Macnica Networks has signed an agreement with Stoke to bring the Stoke Security eXchange LTE security gateway and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Protection solutions to mobile network operators in Japan. Initial results from the collaboration, which began earlier this year, include a Security Gateway project win and a new EPC Protection solution trial.

Macnica Networks, a member of the Macnica Group, offers complete system integration services supporting Stoke LTE security solutions. Macnica Networks Corp. has over 20 years of experience in product localization, sales and substantial technical support of computer network equipment. Macnica Networks offers a full line of leading-edge network appliances, software, telecommunications and storage solutions to its customers, and consistently brings innovative new products to their portfolio. 

Stoke Security eXchange is a leading LTE security gateway solution securing communications for more than 10 million subscribers world-wide. It enables mobile operators to deploy an efficient, stand-alone security perimeter fronting their Evolved Packet Core networks. With Small Cell deployments raising concerns about LTE security, Stoke Security eXchange assures confidentiality and integrity of data plane and control plane over an all-IP network, supporting LTE communications without adding any appreciable latency or service-impacting packet processing burden on EPC elements. In addition to encryption/decryption duties, Security eXchange also offers a unique software feature, Mobile Border Agent™, that provides an added layer of protection to network elements in the mobile core.

"Built using only Internet Protocol (IP) from end-to-end, LTE mobile networks demand add-on security solutions to protect the network, subscribers and an operators' business," said Masahiro Miyabukuro, President of Macnica Networks. "Stoke is a leading supplier of security solutions for the RAN-to-Core network border and is perfect complement to our security/telecom solutions portfolio."

"Japan continues to prove itself as the most advanced mobile services market in the world," said Vikash Varma, CEO of Stoke, "and Stoke has been securing LTE communications in Japan from the start. As we embark on our next phase of growth in Japan, we look forward to working with Macnica Networks to expand our footprint in other operators. Macnica Networks has demonstrated both the character and the commitment needed to win in the most demanding customer segment, large network operators; in the most demanding market, Japan."

About Macnica Networks
Macnica Networks Corp., a leading distributor and integrator of IT solutions in Japan, has over 20 years of experience in product localization sales and technical support of IT equipment. Macnica Networks offers a full line of leading IT appliances software and solutions to its customers, and consistently brings innovative new products to their portfolio. Macnica Networks provides a high level of comprehensive technical support and educational programs to assist their customers with their applications. More information is at http://www.macnica.net/english/

About Stoke
Stoke, Inc delivers gateway solutions for the mobile border, securing LTE Radio-to-Core and Subscriber communications, while safeguarding critical mobile core infrastructure. Our products are used by Tier 1 mobile network operators, we are #1 in deployed LTE security gateways, and we partner with leading industry vendors and systems integrators for post-sale deployment. Stoke's offices arein the US, UK, France, Spain, Japan, Korea and Singapore. For more information, visit www.stoke.com.