TRAVERSE CITY — The managed communication and network services provider Appia Communications announced Thursday that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted all the company’s principal claims for its network security application.

“No other solution manages network security as simply and completely,” said Victor von Schlegell, president of Appia Communications and a named inventor of the system. “We secure network elements, internal users, and those who try to access the network from the outside — all in one appliance that combines a firewall, router and security management.”

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The key to AppiaSecure is its system of secure certificates, which can be set to the individual user level by network administrators.

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“AppiaSecure brings the promise of custom network security to every business and organization, through an easy to use single-point administration portal,” von Schlegell said.   For more information about Appia Communications, please contact your Appia partner, call (877) 277-4297, or visit

Appia focuses its services on small to midsize companies and organizations.

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Headquartered in Traverse City, Appia serves markets nationwide, with operations in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington D.C.