Vanguard Networks Solutions provides broadband network access routers for businesses. Hardware products, sold under the Vanguard name, include compact routers designed for use in remote settings like branch offices and ATM terminals. It also sells more powerful units intended to handle higher voumes of voice, video, and data traffic required by larger offices or data centers. Its Applications Ware software helps customers migrate to IP networks and manage legacy systems. The company also offers product implementation, testing, and support services to customers in North America. Clients come from such industries as finance and retail; it also serves government agencies. The company is owned by Platinum Equity.
Vanguard, which distributes its products worldwide, makes sales in part through resellers such as CompuCom in North America and many others in other regions.
Vanguard was founded in 1962 and acquired in 2001 by Platinum Equity. The company formed two business units -- Vanguard Managed Services and Vanguard Networks -- in early 2006 to split functions between network services and hardware. Platinum sold Vanguard Managed Services to Court Square Capital Partners in late 2007 and the remaining operations became known as Vanguard Networks Solutions.