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Cranite Systems

121 Albright Way
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 340-9600
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Management: Dennis Volpano (Chief Scientist);  Nithya A. Ruff (VP Marketing & Business Development);  Vasu Murthy (Product Manager)
Outside board: Stan Raatz (Warburg Pincus)Patrick Severson (Warburg Pincus VP) Lou Steinberg (Rev2 Networks)Marc Sokol (JK&B Capital Partner) Michael Carns (military commander and business strategist)Mathias Schilling (BV Capital Partner)
Advisory board: Taher Elgamal (Ektasis CEO) Everett Alvarez (Conwal President)Peter Scovell (Newlyn Technologies President)Marty Zimmerman (U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff)Dawn Meyerriecks (AOL)Steven T. Schanzer (Veridian Infromation Solutions)Martin E. Hellman (Stanford University Professor of Engineering)Andrew Maisel (Knowledge Share Managing Director) Bill Miller (Stanford Business School Professor Emeritus)Henry Schumacher (Major General Major General)Dan TibbitsBill Yundt (WebTV Networks VP)

Business description: Cranite Systems develops simple, secure, sharing of any data, information, communication or content. We are a well-funded private company working on existing and exciting new solutions. Our deep wireless and security expertise makes mobile employees agile and secure both inside and outside the office. Cranite’s shipping products include SafeConnect, the world’s first remote access solution which enables truly secure enterprise connectivity from wireless hotspots and other public wireless or wired locations, and WirelessWall, designed to enable seamless, secure connectivity on 802.11 (WiFi) and 802.16 (WiMAX) networks. SafeConnect is a software solution developed specifically to provide remote users of enterprise networks an unmatched level of computing confidence. SafeConnect delivers the ultimate in secure enterprise connectivity from hotspots, homes, and other public spaces by combining Layer 2 security and integrity with a unique, patented protective layer designed to abstract users from attack. WirelessWall is an award-winning software solution for securing wireless local area networks (WLANs) inside the enterprise. WirelessWall enables defense and civilian government agencies and corporations to enjoy the productivity benefits of wireless without compromising the security of their networks. This robust, FIPS 140–2 certified solution combines enterprise–class network protection and seamless cross–subnet mobility support with highly efficient management.
Customers include: Hewlett Packard's Federal Group;  U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Partners include: Firetide;  AirDefense ;  Credant Technologies;  Northrup Grumman;  Redline Communications

Rounds: 4
Recent fundings: Jun 2006   Aug 2004
Capital raised: 38.0M
Last Round: 11.5M
Ownership: Private  

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Record updated: May 2007
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2000
Rounds: 4
Recent fundings: Jun 2006   Aug 2004
Capital raised: 38.0M
Last Round: 11.5M
Ownership: Private