About Us

The Company

Satori is an agile team of consultants specialized in complex networking projects. We provide our services to several multinational companies including Bombardier Aerospace, Alcoa, L'Oréal, Nurun and Rolls-Royce as well as many local companies in Quebec.

The professionals of the Satori team have earned the most prestigious technical certifications, including Aruba Networks ACMP, Cisco CCIE, Proxim Wireless Expert, BICSI RCDD, CISSP, AeroScout L2, etc.

Our main areas of expertise are listed below:

Large-scale Wi-Fi projects, design and deployment, RF analysis, problem resolution. We have successfully completed numerous complex assignments in diverse environments:

  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Warehouses and factories
  • Majors outdoor events
  • Universities, CEGEPs, school boards, private colleges
  • … and many more, including an active duty aircraft carrier.

Network security:

  • Network hardening
  • Security audits and investigations
  • Penetration testing (our team came in first at the most prestigious security competitions in Quebec three years running)
  • Security policies and PCI coaching
  • Security incident response

Network design and implementation for large corporations:

  • Network design, specifically critical networks used by hospitals, prisons and financial institutions
  • SWAT-type rapid deployment
  • Emergency response for networks that are unstable or down

Presentations

Case Studies

President & Founder

Jean-François Vaillancourt
CCIE #11874, President, Satori Internetworking Inc.

Jean-François specializes in the architecture and security of large-scale networks and complex wireless networks. He has played an important role in the design and deployment of the latest network used by HEC Montréal, the Université de Montréal and the CHUM Research Center. He has also supported the Société de transport de Montréal (STM, “Montreal Transit Corporation”), several universities, school boards, prisons and hospitals as well as the Crown corporation Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ, "National Library and Archives of Quebec"). He has also hardened the network of an aircraft carrier of the French fleet.

Jean-François has held several positions in the areas of network security, engineering or as a consultant for Desjardins, CGI, Group Telecom and SINC/AVANCE Services Réseaux. A former paramedic, Jean-François is driven by challenges and thrives on SWAT type interventions. His prominent areas of expertise are the Cisco, Aruba, Palo-Alto and AeroScout technologies.

Jean-François established Satori in 2005. Since then, his crack team of consultants provides consulting services mainly in the following areas:

  • Design, deployment and optimization of large-scale wireless networks
  • Complex services such as voice-over-WiFi, geolocation (RTLS) and BYOD
  • Network audits
  • Design, modernization and optimization of large-scale LAN/WAN networks
  • Plans and specifications for invitations to bid

Jean-François has published an article entitled "Comment déployer un réseau Wi-Fi d'envergure fiable et performant" (How to deploy a large scale Wi-Fi network that is both efficient and reliable) in magazine Infotelecom of the CTC (Community of Telecommunications Consultants).

The Team

Satori’s specialists have been awarded the most prestigious technical certifications, including:

Aruba Networks
ACMA
ACMP
Clearpass

Palo Alto Networks
ACE
CNSE

Cisco Systems
CCIE
CCNP
CCNA

Brocade
BCNE
BCNP

… and have a combined experience of over 100 years on a wide range of technology platforms!

Our Clients

Satori has completed many projects with wired or wireless hardware manufactured by Cisco, Brocade, HP and Aruba. A few examples are listed below:


Oreal

(2010 to this day): Design and implement the wireless network for the conference rooms. Install the new wired Cisco network (Catalyst 4506, 2960S). Fix the Wi Fi issues in the warehouses. The project included updating the Cisco 4400 controllers, network integration, commissioning the controllers and the terminals, the captive portal, integration with WCS as well as network optimization and training on all aspects of the project.

Contact: M. Christian Tsigadas

Cegep Vieux Montreal

(2005 to this day): Design and implement the new wireless voice-over-WiFi phone network. Redesign the Cisco LAN hub with Catalyst 6509, VSS. This project, which comprised 320 Aruba access points, included defining the technical specifications, assisting with the invitations for tenders, managing the deployment, training the CEGEP team for the site analysis, coaching and network optimization.

Testimony from the IT manager:

“We, at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, entrust our IT projects to Satori since 2005. The professional and interpersonal skills of Satori’s specialists, as well as their extensive knowledge, have prompted me to recommend Satori to many of my colleagues from other CEGEPs.

Regardless of the scope of the project, the quality of service provided by Satori’s professionals is always flawless. To them, consulting and training go hand in hand. When they leave the site, my staff is more knowledgeable that it was before they arrived because Satori has a culture of knowledge-sharing”.

Contact: M. Michel Chevrier

College de l'Assomption

(2012): Design and implement a new wired network comprised of Cisco Catalyst 4506, 2960S and Aruba wireless hardware. Install CiscoWorks network management software; develop the documentation and provide training for the project.

Spontaneous testimony from the network administrator:

“Last Tuesday, we handed out 560 iPads to the students. Everything went like clockwork. There were no network glitches, no slowdowns on the Wi Fi […] everything is going smoothly!

Thank you for the great work and your precious advice. You are a major contributor to the success we are having with our network today!”

Contact: M. Pascal Bélanger



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