MegaPath

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MegaPath Corporation
Type Private company
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1996
Headquarters Pleasanton, California
Key people D. Craig Young, CEO
Products Voice, Ethernet, Data, MPLS, Security, Cloud Hosting
Employees 1000+
Website www.megapath.com

MegaPath Corporation is a business telecommunications company, founded in 1996, that provides a voice, data, security, and cloud services to carrier and service-provider businesses in the United States. The company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.[1] In 2010, MegaPath combined acquired the voice communications specialists Speakeasy and the network provider Covad, which they merged with their existing portfolio of MPLS and managed services to form a single company.[2]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1996. Over the next several years the company made acquisitions of other vendors: Phoenix Networks in 2000,[3] Epoch Networks in 2002, [4] TManage in 2003,[5] the services operation of Aventail Corporation in 2005[6] IP Merchant Solutions in 2007,[7] and DSL.net in 2009.[8]

In 2010 the company merged with Covad and Speakeasy,[9] and in 2012 the merged company acquired IP5280.[10] In 2014, the Chicago-based services company Global Capacity announced a definitive agreement with MegaPath to acquire their Network Services business unit, with MegaPath planning to continue to operate its managed voice, data, security and cloud services businesses. At closing of the agreement, MegaPath will become Global Capacity’s largest wholesale customer. [11]

IP network backbone[edit]

The MegaPath network is an MPLS-enabled, all-optical IP network that serves over 235 U.S. metro markets. The company offers Internet connectivity services including Ethernet, T1 and Bonded T1, DSL, wireless, and cable. Its network is privately managed and provides last mile connection, multi-layered security, and redundancy.

In 2012, MegaPath completed a nationwide Ethernet over copper (EoC) network expansion.[12]

Voice services[edit]

MegaPath offers hosted voice services for single-site and multi-site businesses. Its voice services support calling features including Find Me/Follow Me, visual voicemail, call recording and mobile integration, aiming to reduce the costs and complexity of managing and maintaining a PBX. Its SIP trunking and enterprise trunking services are designed to allow customers to use the features of VoIP with their existing PBX equipment.

In July 2014, MegaPath announced a partnership with CounterPath Corporation to deliver CounterPath Bria desktop, tablet and mobile UC services through MegaPath’s Hosted Voice service. The Unified Communications features include screen sharing collaboration, text messaging, fixed-mobile convergence, and video conferencing.[13]

Cloud services[edit]

MegaPath Cloud services include cloud hosting, hosted exchange, hosted data backup, and hosted Microsoft SharePoint. MegaPath cloud hosting services are on-net to their OC-192 backbone and MPLS VPN.

Managed security services[edit]

MegaPath offers security services such as private networking, which includes MPLS, IPsec and SSL VPN services for connecting geographically distributed and mobile workforces. MegaPath also provides unified threat management services which include anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, intrusion detection, and web filtering. The company also provides Compliance Services that solves log, vulnerability, and security information management issues, such as PCI compliance.

The company is a Level One PCI compliant service provider and an active member of the PCI Security Standards Council.[14]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • June 2014: MegaPath received 2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice[15]
  • March 2014: Dan Baldwin, MegaPath received Ten Partner Choice Awards from Telecom Association Including Hosted VoIP, Managed Services, and Best Ethernet over Copper[16]
  • February 2014: Dan Foster is named one of the 2014 Channel Chiefs[17]
  • January 2014: TMCnet, 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice[18]
  • August 2013: MegaPath received 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice and SIP Trunking[19]
  • August 2013: MegaPath received 2013 Internet Telephony Excellence Award[20]
  • February 2013: MegaPath received 2012 Telecom Association Partners Choice Award[21]
  • February 2013: Dan Foster is named one of the 2013 Channel Chiefs[22]
  • February 2013:MegaPath received 2013 Better Business Bureau Accreditation[23]
  • September 2012: MegaPath received 2012 Internet Telephony Excellence Award for Hosted Voice[24]
  • December 2012: MegaPath received 2012 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award[25]
  • February 2012: Dan Foster is named one of the 2012 Channel Chiefs[26]
  • January 2012: MegaPath received 2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award[27]
  • October 2011: MegaPath received 2011 Internet Telephony Excellence Award[28]
  • August 2011: MegaPath is recognized as a 2011 Phone+ Top 50 Channel Partner[29]
  • August 2011: MegaPath is recognized for a 2011 Pilothouse Award[30]
  • May 2011: Megapath is honored in the 2011 Network Product Guide Awards[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MegaPath Corporate Overview". MegaPath. 
  2. ^ "BusinessWire: MegaPath, Covad, Speakeasy Merger Closes". 
  3. ^ "Phoenix Networks sold to MegaPath Oct 26, 2000. St. Louis Business Journal". St. Louis Business Journal. 
  4. ^ "MegaPath acquires Epoch Networks, October 16, 2002. Bloomberg". Businessweek.com. 
  5. ^ Christina Torode. "MegaPath acquires TManage, September 16, 2003. CRN". CRN. 
  6. ^ "MegaPath Acquires Aventail, June 14, 2007, The Seattle Times". 
  7. ^ "MegaPath acquires IP Merchant Solutions, August 18, 2008. Businesswire". 
  8. ^ "MegaPath acquires DSL.net, December 24, 2009. Bloomberg". Businessweek.com. 
  9. ^ "Covad and Speakeasy Merge with MegaPath, September 1, 2010. Channel Partners Online". 
  10. ^ "MegaPath acquires IP5280, January 26, 2012. VoIP-Catalog.com". 
  11. ^ "Global Capacity Acquires Megapath Network Services Business Unit - Global Capacity". 
  12. ^ "FierceTelecom: MegaPath Among Largest Ethernet over Copper Players". FierceTelecom. 
  13. ^ "MegaPath Jumps Into Unified Communications, June 11, 2014. Channel Partners Online". 
  14. ^ PCI DSS Information Supplement: Best Practices for Implementing a Security Awareness Program, Oct 2014
  15. ^ "2014 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice, June 23, 2014. TMCNet.com". 
  16. ^ "2014 TA Awards Program Information, March 3, 2014. Telecom Association". 
  17. ^ CRN Staff. "2014 Channel Chiefs, February 24, 2014. CRN.com". CRN. 
  18. ^ "2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Hosted Voice, January 16, 2014.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  19. ^ "2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award, August 27, 2013.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  20. ^ Cloud Computing Editor. "MegaPath received 2013 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, August 21, 2013.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  21. ^ "Dan Baldwin, 2012 Telecom Association Partners Choice Award, February 26, 2013, Telecom Association". 
  22. ^ CRN Staff. "2013 Channel Chiefs, February 15, 2013. CRN.com". CRN. 
  23. ^ "2013 Better Business Bureau Accreditation, February 4, 2013. Better Business Bureau". 
  24. ^ "2012 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, September 6, 2012.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  25. ^ "2012 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award, December 21, 2012.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  26. ^ jcaponi. "2012 Channel Chiefs, February 2012. CRN.com". CRN. 
  27. ^ "2011 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award, January 4,2012.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  28. ^ "2011 Internet Telephony Excellence Award, October 7, 2011.". Technology Marketing Corporation. 
  29. ^ "2011 Phone+ Top 50 Channel Partner, August 24, 2011. Channel Partners Online". 
  30. ^ Nemertes Research. "2011 Pilothouse Award, August 2, 2011. Nemertes Research". 
  31. ^ "2011 Network Product Guide Awards, May 31, 2011.". Technology Marketing Corporation.