News

November 12th, 2013 @ 16:11

Announcing Tokyo, Japan IPv6 Support

Our IPv6 deployment is in full force. Our POP at Equinix TY1 in Heiwajima, Tokyo, Japan was the first to come online today with full native IPv6 support capabilities.

November 09th, 2013 @ 10:11

Kansas City core infrastructure upgrade completed

We have just completed a core infrastructure upgrade in Kansas City that increases routing and peering capacity on our WANSIX IPX services. We are now offering a free 10GbE peering port for our customer routes to anyone at or anyone who can get to: 1102 Grand, 324 E. 11th, and 2401 Holly St.

May 10th, 2013 @ 02:05

WANSEC brings Above.net to Kansas City WANSIX IP transit blend

We are ultra excited to announce that we have added AS 6461 (Above.net) to our IP transit blend in Kansas City.

May 01st, 2013 @ 21:05

WANSEC Welcomes new partner Internet America

We would like to announce that we have formed a partnership with Internet America to provide Network Engineering, monitoring and routing capabilities. WANSecurity will use the Internet America POPs at Dallas Info Mart, and Houston CyrusOne to bring additional IP transit capabilities to Kansas City. Immediately we intend to bring up Above.net and NTTA.

October 06th, 2012 @ 20:10

WANSEC Returns KCNAP brand and ASN to previous owners

Due to a desire to make a clear distinction between WANSIX and the former infrastructure, management methodologies and personnel of the former KCNAP today we announce the return of the name KCNAP and AS number to the former owners of KCNAP.

June 04th, 2012 @ 12:06

WANSEC Announces WANSIX General Availability

WANSecurity announces the availability of WANSIX. We will immediately begin migrating customers off of the legacy KCNAP architecture.

May 01st, 2012 @ 12:05

WANSecurity Acquires KCNAP

WANSecurity acquires the KCNAP infrastructure at 1102 Grand Blvd, customers, the KCNAP AS and all IP resources required to maintain those customers.

April 15th, 2012 @ 10:04

WANSecurity opens new POP at 1102 Grand Blvd.

We are pleased to announce the general availability of our new POP at 1102 Grand Blvd. Now providing Colocation, Managed Dedicated Servers, Managed SAS, with superior IP transit capabilities.

February 01st, 2012 @ 12:02

WANSecurity Lights Kansas City Dark Fiber Ring

WANSecurity strikes a 15 year agreement with Computers & Tele-Comm to light a Zayo leased dark fiber ring around Kansas City. This 48Km ring will support connectivity to all major data-centers in downtown Kansas City. Using WDM technology this will provide the necessary bandwidth for unfettered IP transit capabilities in the greater Kansas City market.

January 20th, 2012 @ 16:01

WANSecurity lights up the KCNAP at 10Gb!

The KCNAP is the oldest Internet exchange in Kansas City and one of the most densely populated peering fabrics in Kansas City. Similar to KCIX, KCNAP provides unilateral peering, but also multilateral peering and IP transit services. We're happy to announce today that we have contributed hardware and are now providing services, and peering with KCNAP at 10Gb. Route redistribution agreements adds many additional paths to the WANSecurity and KCNAP networks over other Tier1 and Tier2 carriers.

December 26th, 2011 @ 11:12

Welcome - New Partner - SpiderOak

Another remote backup company? Yes! Providing quite different services however. SpiderOak uses a considerable amount of bandwidth with their remote backup services. By combining the providers and transit capacity of SpiderOak and WANSecurity, we will be increasing the number of routes, and lowering hop counts, creating a better overall quality of service for everyone.

December 19th, 2011 @ 12:12

Now celebrating! 6 datacenters, 2 years, no outages!

We're celebrating 2 years no outages! 100% network availability! While this is a time to rejoice at the fruits of our hard work, there was of course the exception of our Kawasaki POP on 3/11 when the 8.9 earthquake hit off the coast in the Tohoku area Japan. Perhaps just take a moment to meditate and remember that day, considering how a horrific event can drastically flip the world or the lives as we know it up-side-down in an instant. We appreciate the present measure of peace, and our freedom to go to work, and go home, to have and hold those whom we love. We'll keep looking forward to a world and society free of man-made, and natural disaster, and pray for those who've lost their lives and loved ones.

November 24th, 2011 @ 10:11

Now present at 1102 Grand in Kansas City with Dark Fiber

We're now present in the Bryant building, Kansas City's de-facto Internet Carrier hub at 1102 Grand in Kansas City. We are currently collocating with Unite Private Networks. We're operating dark fiber from 1102 Grand to 324 E. 11th, the former AT&T building. We are now offering Layer1 WDM at 1G and 10G, as well as Layer2 lit services, and Layer3 IP transit to both carriers and consumers.

October 06th, 2011 @ 03:10

Edge and Core Services Upgrades completed

We are now IPv6 capable at all locations with the exception of Equinix in Tokyo. The equipment and software is capable, but the SPIC (IP transit) service from Equinix is not yet IPv6 capable.

September 07th, 2011 @ 16:09

WANSecurity acquires rights to WANSEC

We are now in the process of unifying all of the products and services of WANSecurity, Inc. and it's subsidiaries into a singular delicately balanced and beautifully orchestrated service offering. This will streamline the process of providing products and services to our customers. No change of ownership, change in technologies, processes, or procedures. Just an even more simplified service offering where the combinations are limitless.

August 17th, 2011 @ 09:08

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan POP now live!

The facility is now operational currently with transit providers NTT and UCOM. Please note that we are not running BGP on either of these circuits, but rather over a Layer2 circuit from Equinix to Shibuya using the UCOM fiber mesh. 3ms round trip from Heiwajima to Shibuya!

May 11th, 2011 @ 23:05

Announcing plans to open another POP in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

We've just signed on the space in Shibuya for our newest data center POP. Slated to open in Mid August this POP will be a more economical solution than our Equinix Japan offering, but will still allow the customer to utilize the WANSEC managed services systems, and remote management systems. This POP is being specifically designed for high bandwidth applications, game server, CDN, video streaming and the likes.

April 21st, 2011 @ 14:04

NexTrap - New module available for Nexus Director

NexTrap is a next generation SNMP TRAP and INFORM message receiver which translates machine messages into text that means something to us earthlings. Support for simple or complex regular expressions. Full support for Cisco, Cisco UCS, Brocade, Foundry and HP. A web based interface allows you to categorize messages by priority or severity. A finite state machine allows for alerting via your Nexus Director notification schema without the alarm fatigue traditionally associated with SNMP TRAPs and INFORMs. This module will eventually be integrated with the SEC module for complete correlation and event transaction broker capabilities.

April 20th, 2011 @ 10:04

Kawasaki data has been restored to full operations

Due to popular demand the Kawasaki data center has been re-opened and has now resumed full operational status. At least one customer made a very significant contribution to making operational restoration a reality.

March 20th, 2011 @ 23:03

Rolling Blackouts due to Fukushima disaster

Due to the rolling black-outs, we will be shutting down the Kawasaki data center until further notice.

March 13th, 2011 @ 18:03

Migration to Tokyo Datacenter complete

All critical services have been migrated from Kawasaki to the Tokyo data center and are now online and operational at Equinix TY1.

March 11th, 2011 @ 14:03

When Natural Disaster Strikes

We stand in awe at the destructive power of the elements and their ability to change the lives of millions in an instant. Our heart goes out to those who've suffered the effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. At this time our Kawasaki Datacenter POP is offline due to the earthquake. Engineers are on the ground now preparing to move the critical services from Kawasaki to Tokyo Equinix.

March 06th, 2011 @ 07:03

The WANSEC Cloud is now available in Tokyo

Today we make available to the public the much anticipated WANSEC cloud platform in Tokyo! This is an idea location for DR site replication. With excellent peering, high security, and IPSec VPN upon request, our cloud solution makes the perfect environment for production web services, virtual office, and virtual desktops with VDI. WANSEC is a Microsoft Certified Service Provider. By taking advantage of the SPLA program, many companies wishing to utilize the newest Microsoft Server platforms, and application servers such as Exchange and MsSQL may do so for a low monthly rate without the upfront costs. Transit between the Tokyo cloud and the Kansas City cloud is available to customers at no charge. This is ideal for remote replication. Using AES encryption technology built into the Linux kernel, feel good knowing that your data is stored using encryption standards that exceed government regulations.

February 12th, 2011 @ 20:02

Rack enCloud - Virtualizing your entire network to the Cloud

We are now offering the managed cloud rack service at our Kansas City Data Center. This managed solution covers the full array of services from Layer 1 through Layer 7 and includes confidentiality, availability and integrity guarantees to keep your data, safe, secure and available. Speak to your account rep about the Managed Rack enCloud service from WANSEC.

January 25th, 2011 @ 14:01

UCOM is now part of the WANSEC IP Transit portfolio in Tokyo

Adding UCOM / USEN to our service offering opens high speed, low latency, low jitter routes to Japan's domestic Internet. UCOM was originally one of the first carriers to lay an extensive fiber network across Japan, and is now the ISP of choice for home and business users requiring a better level of service quality over NTT, and other local providers such as Interlink.

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Houston

Internet America Level3 AboveNet Cogent TW Telecom

Columbia

BLUEBIRD Network Tranquility

San Francisco

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Los Angeles

Cogent KDDI

Baltimore

Commercial Media NTTA YELLOWFIBER

Tokyo

EQUINIX HURRICANE ELECTRIC UCOM NTT