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Media Alert: Pertino Participates in Open Networking User Group

Pertino Delivers SDN-Powered Cloud Networks That Allow SMBs to Build Enterprise-Class Networks in Minutes That Connect People and IT Resources From Anywhere

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today announced its participation in The Open Networking User Group in Boston, Mass. The company will demonstrate its revolutionary new service that leverages the transformative power of cloud, Software-defined Network (SDN), and virtualization technologies to deliver enterprise-class networking capabilities to small-to-medium businesses. Pertino's cloud network engine makes it possible for businesses of any size to instantly create secure networks that connect people anywhere to the information and applications they need to be productive. Pertino is available now on a select set of computing devices with additional devices being added throughout 2013.

The Open Network User Group, hosted by Fidelity Investments and Nick Lippis of The Lippis Report, is the networking industry's first meeting for IT executives, global network architects and designers to increase the awareness and gain momentum of the emerging SDN trend.

Pertino was co-founded by networking veterans, including CEO Craig Elliott. Elliott spent 10 years at Apple in network-related senior product, marketing and general management roles. After Apple, he became the CEO of Packeteer where, under his leadership, the company created and led application-intelligent WAN performance and optimization market.

Event Details:

The Open Network User Group

IT executives and staff; cloud service providers; network engineers

Wednesday, February 13, 2013: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET

Fidelity Investments Auditorium, Boston, MA
245 Sutter Street
Boston, MA 02111

For a complete schedule visit the ONUG website.

About Pertino
Founded in 2011, Pertino had an inspired vision for reinventing networking for the cloud era, and in the process, being a catalyst for democratizing IT for small-to-medium businesses. Globalization, cloud-enabled IT, and growing demand for always-connected people, devices, and things is affecting businesses of all sizes -- making the "outside network" as critical as the inside one. However, traditional wide-area networks have not kept pace. Pertino is a revolutionary cloud network engine that enables any business to build a simple and secure cloud-based network that connects people and IT resources from anywhere on the planet. No new hardware. No expertise. No upfront investment. To achieve this breakthrough, Pertino has developed a software platform that combines the power and pervasiveness of the cloud with Software-defined Network (SDN) and network virtualization technology, and a social-inspired user management paradigm. The company is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. For more information or to try Pertino for yourself, please visit

About Open Networking User Group
The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is made up of IT leaders from Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Gap Inc. This board that Nick Lippis of Lippis Enterprises manages created the ONUG meeting sessions. No equipment vendors are speaking or allowed to attend the conference, therefore, speakers and attendance is exclusively IT executives, financial and industry analyst. This meeting was designed to have plenty of social time and demonstration interaction. The ONUG board has selected a small group of companies to show their technology in the demonstration area.

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