Stoke was founded and based in Santa Clara, US with a development centre in Bangalore India. The company was founded by Randall Kruep in 2004 and later led by Vikash Varma, formerly of P-Cube (sold to Cisco for $200M) and a General Manager at HP. The company was acquired by Mavenir (now part of Mitel) in November 2014.
Their SSX-300 product is a security gateway, capable of terminating hundreds of thousands of concurrent IPsec tunnels, whilst also providing routing, authentication, QoS and DPI functions.
This is positioned as a security gateway component within a small cell gateway, but could also be used standalone. It could also be used as a Packet Data Gateway or Packet Data Interworking Function.
Stoke raised a further $15 million round of funding in April 2009 and a further $17 million in 2011, totalling $92 million investment.
It announced selection by NTT DOCOMO, Japan to secure traffic not only from their femtocells/small cells but all LTE eNodeB basestations.