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Friday, October 12, 2007

Wireless security test tools and portable software to OEMs

Our technology eliminates the need for you to develop and keep up to date with the latest security protocols and standards plus can in addition test and evaluate compliance and vulnerability of your products.

Xpressent Inc ( provides wireless security test tools and portable software to OEMs. The products enable UMA dual mode phones, Mobile phones, Wireless embedded devices (M2M devices), Femtocells and Gateway companies to develop security compliant products.

XpressVPN is a complete toolkit that includes the protocols of IPSEC, IKE, and IKEv2. EAP based authentication is supported for IKEv2. EAP types currently supported include EAP-MD5, EAP-GTC, EAP-SIM and EAP-AKA.

XpressVPN is available in two packages: OEM and TestTool.

XpressVPN-OEM is an OEM toolkit for IPSEC/IKE/IKEv2 and is available as a SDK for Linux, Windows and Windows Mobile platforms. XpressVPN-OEM is designed for portability, extensibility, and performance. We have customers using the product or planning to use on most of the common platforms (Linux, Windows, Windows Mobile, VxWorks, etc.) and on a variety of hardware architectures (MIPS, ARM, x86, etc). Portable ANSI "C" source code for XpressVPN is available optionally.

XpressVPN-TestTool is a Linux-based IPSEC/IKEv2 test tool. This tool includes multi-client capability, allowing the simulation of thousands of IKEv2 clients from a single system. Multiclient traffic generation tools are included. It also includes an IKE packet interceptor and modifier utility that can be used to simulate error conditions based on user-defined rules for vulnerability and robustness testing.

XpressVPN has proven interoperability with all major vendors of VPN products. Xpressent has also successfully particiated in both of the IKEv2 interoperability workshops hosted by ICSA Labs. In fact, ICSA Labs uses XpressVPN as the reference platform for their IKEv2 certification program.Xpressent is up to date with the latest IETF and 3GPP security standards needed for your protection.

Please contact Saroop through email at saroop at or contact me at to discuss your needs further and I will introduce you to Xpressent. I am no longer with Xpressent but I can assist you setting up a meeting and introduce you to the company. We are located in Silicon Valley in California and are available to either meet locally or have a phone conference or WebEx to go through your requriements and XpressVPN product capabilities.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Crowd Sourcing - New model for building a business online

I attended an MITCNC (MIT Club of Northern California, see event 10/9/2007 in Palo Alto, called "Crowd Sourcing". This event was moderated by Brian O' Malley, Senior Associate, Battery Ventures.

The presenters were;

Devin Poolman, COO, 8020 Publishing,
Scott Brave, CTO and Founder, Baynote,
Jim Fowler, CEO and Founder, Jigsaw,
Thor Muller, CEO and Founder, Satisfaction,

An interesting observation about these companies, they all build their business model on rapid expansion by sourcing information and conversations from the community, the "crowd" instead of trying to build the base themselves.

8020 Publishing is a hybrid media publisher who creates printed magazines by getting content from the community and conversations or voting about what should go into the magazine. Their first magazine is the JPG a picture gallery based magazine.

Baynote uses community and conversations to build search engine relevance for customers/enterprises. Instead of just getting a list of search results, you get a relevance factor sorted list of results with links to associated documents. Scott also presented interesting statistics about people's attention span. Traditional search engine hits, no 1, 100% of people pay attention to, this drops quickly down to 9.5% for hit number 10 meaning people give up there after.

Jigsaw is a business card exchange program where users can trade business cards or subscribe to the service and search/acquire business cards. Jim Fowler made comparisons to pay services such as Hoover where Hoover has to build the database. Jigsaw lets the user community build the database and provides "a carrot and a stick" model where users get challenged if they put in incorrect information in the database. Jigsaw has quickly gone from nothing to more than 6M business cards. Jigsaw as a service is used a lot by sales and recruiting people. Jim also pointed out the importance of personally contacting your early users to get traction in the community, this is very important to get enough traction to grow. I use the service myself and can highly recommend it. Join by clicking here.

Satisfaction is a community and conversations based system for customer service and how to quickly get a customer satisfied. Thor pointed out the importance of providing relevance based on instructions from the community and people who are already using a product instead of depending on each individual companies produced manuals or directions from their websites.

Please feel free to contact me for your thoughts and comments.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

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Meet Me at the Mobile Entertainment Summit in San Francisco Oct 22

I am attending the MES event at Metreon in San Francisco, CA on Oct. 22. I would like to meet with you during this event, please drop me an email at thomas at or call me 415-710-8434.
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Monday, October 01, 2007

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