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Aunigma Network Solutions

Aunigma Network Solutions Corp., a growing IT company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia USA, was founded by veteran wireless communication entrepreneurs to address these challenges for new generation Internet Protocol (IP) connections.

Today’s evolving communications and computer infrastructure presents a challenging environment for government, business and individual consumers alike. Given the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks on networks of all sizes and locations, a breach is almost guaranteed unless the right security solution is in place. An incident can put important company, employee and customer information at risk of being stolen or misused, thus leading to costly ramifications for the victim.

Aunigma offers protection, privacy and performance at a level previously thought unattainable. With worldwide exclusive rights to the forefront of innovation from Auburn University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Aunigma has developed the best intellectual property available into ANS PacketLok™—a revolutionary and disruptive technology that provides universal network connectivity that is dynamically secure, versatile and high performance.

We envision our core technologies and methods becoming a de facto platform for protection, privacy, performance and flexibility over IP-based communications. The offerings developed by Aunigma provide unprecedented network performance and security for a broad range of IP connections. Our customers, in turn, enjoy the value brought by significantly higher operating efficiencies, total “privacy” of application data and ensured protection of endpoints using traditional and next generation networks.

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to protect your perimeter and everything else.

Ken Garrard, CEO and President

Ken Garrard, CEO and President, has over 29 years of experience with corporate and start-up technology companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Auburn University. Mr. Garrard gained early corporate experience while working for General Signal, Schlumberger and Cellnet, dealing primarily with various management information system offerings. Since 1992, he has been an inventor, investor, four-time serial entrepreneur, and consultant in several areas of disruptive and cutting-edge technologies. His first company, Visionspan, designed, built and marketed MMDS/ITFS systems and was ultimately purchased by Bellsouth in 1998. Mr. Garrard’s next venture, Telemetry Technologies Inc., which designed, manufactured and marketed wireless telemetry products, incorporated in 1999. TTI was later sold to Metrix Communications in 2002. That same year, he founded BlueSpan Communications Corp., which designed, built and marketed AMR systems to electric utilities. Mr. Garrard’s multidiscipline expertise in management, business development, telecommunications, and engineering provides Aunigma’s core leadership.

Karl Elliott, Chief Technology Officer

Karl Elliott, Chief Technology Officer, is a 35-year seasoned businessman and inventor with numerous technology developments to his credit in the IT and process controls arena. His career history includes serving as an executive technology consultant to several international Fortune 500 companies, such as Crane Corp and Exxon. He is also a Founder, Co-founder and CTO to several successful high tech start-ups and is a co-inventor of technology covered by several of Aunigma’s patents. Mr. Elliott’s vast experience in information technology, management and consulting anchors Aunigma’s technology initiatives.

Andy Huang, Consulting VP of Research and Development

Andy Huang, Consulting Vice President of Research and Development, holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and received a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Auburn University. Mr. Huang is one of the inventors of Aunigma’s core technology and the main code developer. He is also a co-inventor of technology protected by several of Aunigma’s patents.

Board Members

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to protect your perimeter and everything else.

Ken Garrard, CEO and President

Ken Garrard, CEO and President, has over 29 years of experience with corporate and start-up technology companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Auburn University. Mr. Garrard gained early corporate experience while working for General Signal, Schlumberger and Cellnet, dealing primarily with various management information system offerings. Since 1992, he has been an inventor, investor, four-time serial entrepreneur, and consultant in several areas of disruptive and cutting-edge technologies. His first company, Visionspan, designed, built and marketed MMDS/ITFS systems and was ultimately purchased by Bellsouth in 1998. Mr. Garrard’s next venture, Telemetry Technologies Inc., which designed, manufactured and marketed wireless telemetry products, incorporated in 1999. TTI was later sold to Metrix Communications in 2002. That same year, he founded BlueSpan Communications Corp., which designed, built and marketed AMR systems to electric utilities. Mr. Garrard’s multidiscipline expertise in management, business development, telecommunications, and engineering provides Aunigma’s core leadership.

Karl Elliott, Chief Technology Officer

Karl Elliott, Chief Technology Officer, is a 35-year seasoned businessman and inventor with numerous technology developments to his credit in the IT and process controls arena. His career history includes serving as an executive technology consultant to several international Fortune 500 companies, such as Crane Corp and Exxon. He is also a Founder, Co-founder and CTO to several successful high tech start-ups and is a co-inventor of technology covered by several of Aunigma’s patents. Mr. Elliott’s vast experience in information technology, management and consulting anchors Aunigma’s technology initiatives.

Edgar Reynolds

Edgar Reynolds has been in the wireless industry for 16 years and has over 37 years of experience in telecommunications. Prior to serving as Chairman of nsoro, he was President of Network Services for AT&T Mobility, the largest wireless carrier in the U. S. Earlier Mr. Reynolds was President of BellSouth Wireless, American Cellular Communications Corporation, BellSouth Mobility DCS and BellSouth Mobility. During that time he served on the boards of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association and the GSM Association for North America. Since retiring from AT&T in 2007, he has remained active in the wireless industry by advising several domestic and international companies. In August 2012, Mr. Reynolds was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Board of Directors for the First Responder Network Authority, which is charged by Congress to establish and operate a single, seamless, nationwide wireless broadband network to serve all First Responders (Law enforcement, Firefighters, EMS, and others). He currently serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for ECE, the Wireless Advisory Board, and the Alumni Engineering Council at Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Reynolds also holds an MBA from the University of Alabama and is a member of the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame.

Board of Advisors

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to protect your perimeter and everything else.

Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., USA Retired

Lieutenant General Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., USA Retired, is senior counsel for national security programs, cyber programs and military affairs at Auburn University. In this capacity he coordinates and provides direction for a broad range of interdisciplinary research and interfaces with federal, state and commercial entities on all matters related to these programs. General Burgess, who was commissioned through the Auburn University ROTC Program, spent much of his 38-year career in the upper levels of military intelligence and security. His final assignment was as the 17th Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. Besides completing several senior military educational programs, General Burgess earned a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern California and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Among his many awards and decorations are the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Distinguished Service Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal.

Matt M. Rahman

Matt M. Rahman, currently IOActive’s Vice President of Global Sales, plays a crucial role in expanding IOActive’s international footprint, while positioning the company as the worldwide premier high-end services company. A veteran of the industry, Mr. Rahman has spent the last 19 years in various executive roles in security software and services firms, including Damballa, Solutionary and IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS). He gained management experience early in his career while working for KPMG, BellSouth, UUnet/MCI, NetSec and Verizon Business. Mr. Rahman holds an MBA, BS, CISSP, CISM and ITIL degrees and certifications. He serves on several boards as an officer including Aunigma, InfraGard and SEERN, and a contributing member at Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), ISSA, and HTCA. In his spare time Mr. Rahman is an Information Security Adjunct Professor at ITT Tech.

David A. Frye

David A. Frye has been in senior executive management responsible for developing wireline/wireless telecommunications, IT systems technology and business development both domestically and internationally, for over 35 years. He is founder and CEO of David Frye Associates, Inc., a telecommunication and technology consulting company involved with projects worldwide. Prior experience includes key positions with Nortel, TRW/Vidar and WireFree Partners LLC. Mr. Frye also founded and held executive positions in wireless provider Codecomm Inc., NovAtel Communications Inc. and US-based paging company Celpage, Inc. He has served on the boards of WireFree Partners LLC, Internet service provider Sunlit Surf, integrated communications provider Optivon Inc., telecom company Panama TeleData and several other foreign companies. Mr. Frye has been an advisory board member of ELSI Solar in the Phillipines and the American Appalachian Energy Research Council. Current memberships include Atlanta Telecommunications Professionals and the InfraGard, a government infrastructure security association associated with the FBI. Having earned a degree from DeVry University, Mr. Frye later completed post-graduate studies at Penn State University, Emory University and the American Management Association.