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NeoAccel, Inc.
Industry Computer Hardware
Founded San Jose, California (2004)
Headquarters San Jose, California, U.S. (incorporated in Delaware)
Key people

Michel Susai, CEO
Sudha Karunakaran, COO
Joe Eskew, SVP, WW Sales

num_employees = 115 (2011)

NeoAccel is a multinational company that sells computer network security products direct to the end-user and through OEM relationships. The company is best known for its SSL VPN-Plus product and related ICAA & TSSL technology. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA with development and support offices in Navi Mumbai & Pune, India.

Company profile[edit]

NeoAccel was founded in 2004 [1] by former NetScaler (purchased by Citrix) CEO & Founder, Michel Susai.

NetScaler developed the technology that currently accelerates 75% of the world's internet traffic for companies like Google, Yahoo, and AOL.[2] NetScaler was purchased by Citrix in 2005 for $300 million.

NeoAccel has financial support and venture capital infusions from Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia, and inventor Prabhu Goel. In 2006 NeoAccel raised $4,000,000 from Baring Private Equity Partners and NTT Leasing.[3]

The company is headquartered in San Jose, California with a development office in Navi Mumbai, India, a support center in Pune, India, and a sales center in Beijing.

In Jan 2011 NeoAccel was purchased by VMware.[4]


The company holds two main patents, for secure communications over IP based networks.


NeoAccel's flagship product is SSL VPN-Plus. The company claims it to be the fastest VPN available due to its use of ICAA and TSSL technologies. The product uses SSL for transport and is often categorized as an SSL VPN, although the company markets it as the 3rd Generation VPN.

NAC-Plus is the companies Network Access Control device released in 2007[6]


  • Red Herring Asia 2006 Winner [7]
  • Gartner 2007 SSL VPN Magic Quadrant [8]
  • Shaping Info Security 2006 [9]


  1. ^ NetScaler Founder Launches NeoAccel
  2. ^ APP Optimizer Magazine
  3. ^ Top 25 Emerging Technology Companies
  4. ^ VMware Acquires NeoAccel
  5. ^ NeoAccel Debuts VMware Version of Its SSL VPN-Plus, Support for More Coming
  6. ^ NeoAccel’s first entry into NAC
  7. ^ NeoAccel named Red Herring Asia 100 winner
  8. ^ Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q07
  9. ^ Shaping Info Security - 2006 - NeoAccel, Inc.