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FatPipe Networks' Co-Founder and CTO Wins the Technology Innovator Award Presented by the Women Tech Council and MountainWest Capital Network

Sanchaita Datta is the first recipient of the Women Tech Award in her category

Sep 24, 2008

Salt Lake City, UT: September 24, 2008– FatPipe Networks™, the inventor and multiple patents holder of WAN optimization, redundancy and security products, announced today that Sanchaita Datta, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, is an award recipient of the 2008 Women Tech Awards, winning the coveted Technology Innovator Award. Ms. Datta was selected by her peers as one of five awardees in five different award categories out of a total of 15 finalists.

The program was created to formally recognize the contribution of women in the area of technological innovation and leadership applied to businesses and communities in the state of Utah. An awards luncheon was held on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the Little America. The sold out event was presented by the Women Tech Council and the MountainWest Capital Network.

"The Women Tech Awards gives us the opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of the talented women in Utah's technology community," said Cydni Tetro, Executive Director of the Women Tech Council and VP of Products and Marketing at NextPage. "We are delighted to highlight Sanch's unique contribution as an innovator of technology and a leader in business."

Kimberley A. Jones, Chair of the Board for the Women Tech Council and CEO of Vérité, Inc. added, "I have been involved in the technology community in Utah for over 12 years and Sanch has been a major contributor to the community and to the state. She brings a great passion for technology and is a true innovator, pushing the limits of what's possible."

The other award recipients were Sally Brown of Autoliv North America, Deborah Eppstein, Ph.D., of Q Therapeutics, Tamara Goetz, Ph.D., of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, and Michelle Gunter of MarketStar.

"What an honor it was for me to be among such a distinguished group of finalists and award recipients," said Ms. Datta. "Most important to me is the opportunity to inspire other women to become central participants and players in the fields of technology and science."

About Sanchaita Datta

Sanchaita Datta invented Router-Clustering technology that provides solutions for businesses and government entities allowing them to achieve high levels of mission critical wide area network (WAN) fault tolerance, redundancy, and security that ensures reliability exceeding 99.999998%.

Some of Ms. Datta's most notable accomplishments include:

  • Securing six patents that cover the core functionality of FatPipe's technology
  • Being one of the first voting members of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Standards Committees for 100 Mbits/s technology and Wireless LANs
  • Being selected as one of Utah's top female executives by Utah Business magazine in its 2001, "30 Women to Watch"
  • Being presented with the Woman Innovator Award in 2001 by the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of communications technology
  • Being a recipient of Connect Magazine's 2006 Reader's Choice Award, "25 People Who Most Influenced Business in Utah"
  • Being the keynote speaker at the Expanding Your Horizons 2008 conference, a math/science/technology career conference for 6th to 12th grade girls from Utah and its surrounding states sponsored by Utah Valley State College (UVSC). Approximately 650 girls, parents, and educators attended

Her effort in creating and developing the router-clustering concept has helped FatPipe receive accolades in the IT industry and business communities. This includes being ranked 189 in Inc magazine's Inc 500, a listing of America's fastest growing private companies (2004), ranked 281 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (2006), a listing of the fastest growing companies in North America; ranked 2,127 in the 2007 and 2008 Inc. 5000, listing of the fastest growing companies in America; and being listed 36th and 35th respectively as a Top Companies in Security in the Inc. 5000's 2007 and 2008 listings.

Ms. Datta was a member of Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. IT Task Force, a member of the Governor's Transition Team, a Member of the Review Board for the State's Centers of Excellence program, and a Trustee of the Utah Women in Technology organization (WIT), which is now the Women Technology Council.

About FatPipe Networks:

FatPipe Networks is the inventor and multiple patents holder of technology that provides the highest levels Internet/Wide Area Network (WAN) reliability, fault tolerance, redundancy, security and acceleration. FatPipe's line of products cover an array of features and benefits for companies that run mission critical Internet/WAN applications over any type of infrastructure.

Customer benefits include up to seven-nines WAN redundancy, reliability, and speed; dynamic load balancing, Quality of Service (QoS), and additional security; as well as compression, and IPSec capabilities.

FatPipe technology empowers network administrators by giving them the tools they need to optimize their network using QoS, compression, policy routing, and security tools. Just as importantly, FatPipe is the inventor of the WAN redundancy technology called router clustering, which affords companies automatic and dynamic failover of a downed data line connection due to a WAN component or service failure. For more information, please visit:

Hayley Elias
FatPipe Networks
Tel: (801) 281 3434 Ext-2226