Console Opens Interconnection to Customers in New International Locations

Driven by customer demand, including that of customer NSFOCUS, Console grows global footprint to 10 new locations, increasing global PoPs to 170

SANTA CLARA, CA. – August 23, 2016 – Console, the enterprise software and interconnection company that is changing the way businesses directly connect to their customers, vendors and partners, today announced its continued global growth with an expansion to 10 new locations across four more cities around the world. The expansion includes new data centers locations in Singapore data center locations, as well as in Detroit, MI; Las Vegas, NV; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada through EdgeConnex, New Continuum, T5, Telnet, Q9, ViaWest/Shaw, and other partners. This continued growth allows customers to access Console’s next-generation interconnection technology from 170 worldwide Points of Presence (PoPs).

“We’re excited to announce our continued global expansion, driven in part by the growing demand of customers looking for next-generation direct connect technology throughout our global network,” said Al Burgio, CEO and founder, Console. “By continuing to expand the Console platform globally, we’re able to provide enterprises, cloud, SaaS, network and data center providers with the next-generation of interconnection to bypass the risk of the public Internet with a single click. Today’s announcement is the latest evidence of our commitment to investing in the worldwide rollout of Console to provide customers, such as critical SaaS security provider NSFOCUS, with a truly global solution.”

NSFOCUS, a global network and application security provider, has chosen Console as a key Global Connectivity Partner to bolster its recently launched cloud platform. With cloud security becoming a bigger concern for the enterprise, the team at NSFOCUS offers a wide range of infrastructure and application security solutions to protect customers and their end users regardless of their deployment type. To ensure the highest quality user experience, it is crucial for NSFOCUS to deliver services efficiently and securely to their customers, bypassing the traditional methods over the unsecure, and sometimes unstable Internet.

As hybrid security solutions are at the core of the NSFOCUS offering, Console enables its cloud and on-premise solutions to communicate reliably, over a dedicated and secure connection, backed by Console’s aggressive Enterprise SLAs. With the enablement of the Console platform, NSFOCUS can now deliver services to more than 100+ data centers globally, powered by its multi-terabit connected platform in Ashburn, VA; Silicon Valley, CA; London; Frankfurt and Singapore.

“Our mission is to keep our customers online whatever the situation. Today, with the aggression of distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other attacks on infrastructure and applications, always-on protection is becoming a part of everyday Enterprise life” said Alex Cruz Farmer, VP of cloud services, NSFOCUS. “SLAs are important to our customers and we could not rely on the Internet alone to provide the Service Levels they demand. Partnering with Console provides us and our customers the crucial components of speed, reach and most importantly, Enterprise service levels they need and demand to keep their businesses operating through the storms”

The global expansion of Console’s platform means that more companies around the world can use the technology to bypass the risks of the public Internet with highly reliable, private and flexible direct connections. Users need only to have a direct connect to one of Console’s growing footprint of 170 PoPs to access the full ecosystem of business-critical cloud services, data centers, SaaS providers, network services, enterprise partners and vendors.

“Our most recent Voice of the Enterprise, Cloud study found that nearly 70 percent of responding enterprises that use cloud will be deploying applications and storing data in multiple clouds over the next two years,” said Jim Davis, senior analyst, 451 Research. “Enterprises, particularly those with global ambitions, need services that offer an easier way to interconnect offices and partners around the globe with the service providers and technologies that they need in order to get business done. The ability to bring those elements together for the enterprise is the key to building successful ecosystems.”

About Console

Console was founded in 2011 to change the way enterprises connect to their customers, vendors and partners. Console’s next generation interconnection platform enables any-to-any collaboration globally, for clouds, networks and enterprises. The Console platform provides enhanced network security, improved performance and faster business-to-business direct connections. For more information, visit www.console.to.

Console (formerly IIX Inc.) is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. The company has expanded its global interconnection footprint into more than 160 Points of Presence (PoPs) across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Console is privately held and investors include New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Formation 8, DOT Capital, AME Cloud Ventures and Drew Perkins.

Console is a trademark and IIX is a registered trademark of Console Connect Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About NSFOCUS International Business (IB)

NSFOCUS IB is a wholly owned subsidiary of NSFOCUS, an enterprise network security provider, and is expanding operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Japan. The company is building on 15 years of proven success, innovation and trust, with offerings protecting four of the world’s five largest banks, as well as organizations in insurance, retail, healthcare, critical infrastructure organizations, and government agencies. Enterprise- and carrier-grade products undergo rigorous evaluation and testing to Veracode VL4 certification, delivering powerful and effective threat management combined with advanced data analytics and intrusion prevention and detection capabilities. A research arm, the NSFOCUS Security Labs, is a renowned technical research center that tracks and analyzes global intelligence while identifying new network vulnerabilities and security trends. NSFOCUS IB has technology and channel partners in more than 60 countries, and is a winner of the Microsoft Bug Bounty Program for 3 consecutive years, a member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), StopBadware.org, and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

About 451 Research

451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to more than 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group. Learn more

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