Subaru Press Release

Nuspire Networks Innovative Service Manages All USSubaru Dealers

Commerce, MI
Subaru of America, Inc. is one of the few auto manufacturers that saw its 2008 U.S. sales rise. Last month, just days into 2009, Subaru selected Michigan-based Nuspire Networks to take over monitoring, management and support of its U.S. dealer network gateway and wireless systems in support of the Subaru Diagnostic System (SDS).

subaruOn April 1, 2009 – Nuspire Networks, a Michigan-based Global Network Managed Services provider (MSP) – will launch services to facilitate Subaru’s mission-critical vehicle diagnostic information systems. Nuspire will manage security while protecting information from Subaru’s wireless access-points down through the 600 provided Managed Routers and Firewalls to Subaru’s hundreds of service technician workstations. Utilizing the separate, disparate virtual local area networks, Nuspire may also create and manage Subaru Customer Wireless Hot-Spots and full-dealer networks.

This win continues Nuspire Networks’ consistent growth while bringing new Information Technology Jobs and Technical Managed Network-Security opportunities to the State of Michigan, Oakland County and the City of Commerce.

“The Nuspire team provides hands-on attention-to-detail, oversees every nuance and helps our dealer technicians through all of their connectivity and diagnostic needs in the U.S. Market,” said Daisy Pfiffner, Subaru of America Director of Information Technology. “Nuspire’s ability to monitor and manage each specific dealer and device, irrespective of size or geographic location, in real time, adds tremendous value to Subaru.”

“The team at Nuspire is honored and privileged to provide unique secure network service value to our partners at Subaru,” said Saylor Frase, President of Nuspire. “Subaru’s full embrace of wireless technologies and its unique capabilities will offer its customers efficiency and flexibility from a service perspective. Nuspire’s blend of technical expertise and remote infrastructure management via its NOC ensures that Subaru can take advantage of these solution benefits while minimizing cost and risk.

“We’re excited to be able to provide technology career opportunities here in Michigan,” Frase said. “Thanks to customers like Subaru, Nuspire hopes to deliver these unique capabilities and economies of scale for win-win solutions moving forward.”