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SageNet extends satellite infrastructure with new west coast hub

(31 January 2019 - SageNet) SageNet, a Tulsa-based managed network services and cybersecurity solutions provider, has partnered with COMSAT to expand its advanced satellite services with a new state-of-the-art teleport in Santa Paula, Calif.

The Santa Paula facility becomes the third major satellite earth station in SageNet’s fleet. The company also operates two enterprise-grade teleports in Marietta, Ga. and Chicago to serve customers’ satellite-based VSAT network service needs for emergency communications, continuity of operations, enterprise-grade internet access, VoIP service, secure broadband networking and real-time video.

One of the primary benefits of the new southern California satellite hub is its geographic diversity from SageNet’s existing teleports. The West Coast hub is located in the high desert region, 90 miles north of Los Angeles, with low annual rainfall that is ideal for the Ku-band VSAT satellite services provided by SageNet.

The Santa Paula teleport is operated by COMSAT, a global pioneer of secure, end-to-end satellite communications services. Initially, SageNet will lease teleport services on two different earth station antennas at the COMSAT facility. The facility has 20 large antennas that provide flexibility for SageNet to expand its physical presence and access other satellites as needed.

“This new dry climate teleport provides us the geographic diversity to offer even greater service availability independent of weather conditions across the country,” said SageNet CEO Daryl Woodard. “At first we anticipate utilizing this hub for our midstream energy customers who require nationwide service uninterrupted by severe weather or other outages, but we foresee our entire customer base could eventually benefit from the enhanced VSAT network resiliency and reliability this facility provides.”

Woodard said the new teleport also gives SageNet the ability to serve maritime and international customers, as well as access new vertical market opportunities.

“With the proliferation of IoT and mobile devices, satellite’s ability to provide connectivity without boundaries makes it a vital component in an end-to-end network provider’s toolbox,” he said. “Further fueling satellite-based service reemergence is its ability to provide broadband connectivity for disaster recovery and continuity of operations. Satellite services are not dependent on landlines and cell towers, which are vulnerable to failure in severe weather. We’re excited to partner with COMSAT, a leader in fixed satellite solutions, to expand the reach and capabilities of the services we offer our customers.”

In addition to offering a complete portfolio of high-performance satellite solutions, SageNet has more than 30 years of experience providing a broad range of managed network services to the retail industry, from primary and back-up networks, end-to-end digital signage solutions, merchant connectivity and PCI compliance to customized networking technology solutions – all optimized to meet the needs of multi-site operations. The company currently provides managed network services to a wide range of retailers throughout the United States and manages several major convenience store digital signage multi-site networks.

About SageNet

SageNet is a relationship-driven leader in managed network and cybersecurity services. The company connects, manages and protects technologies and devices across the enterprise. SageNet delivers creative solutions built on an integrated cybersecurity framework and best-of-breed technology from industry-leading partners.

The company offers world-class service and support via its three U.S.-based 24/7 Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and Security Operations Centers (SOCs), geographically-diverse teleports, a central National Logistics Center, three national data centers, and a nationwide field service organization.

With a three-decade track record in managed services, SageNet boasts a long-term customer base that includes the nation’s largest retail, healthcare, financial, utilities and energy organizations. SageNet manages communications at more than 160,000 locations. Headquartered in Tulsa, SageNet has regional offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia.