Erik Knight

Member Since 2015

Erik Knight


Knight Industries

Phoenix, Arizona Area

Erik Knight is the founder and CEO of SimpleWan. Current IT Chair & Board member of the Arizona Science Center. Prior to SimpleWan he started COMVOICE, an early to market hosted VoIP company, and also an IT company; both successfully sold and rolled up by other companies. He also developed, which is a free background search site. Erik currently has 4 patent pending; 2 awarded all involving development and inventing new technologies. His specializations & experience include: Oracle DB; MYSQL/PHP; Cisco CCNA; Microsoft; Windows/Servers; and FreeBSD/Centos/Linux/Solaris. Summed up Several Database, Networking and Operating System Certifications. With programing experience in over eight computer languages. Erik's technologies and security experience has been reviewed by and used by fortune 500 companies and government organizations. He is a strong believer in investing back into the community. His philanthropy includes: Operation Home Front, St Joseph Hospital, Toys for Tots, Christmas Angel Program, ChildHelp USA, Make a Wish Foundation, Team Lizzy Bell, The Cade Purdue Foundation, CRS (Children’s Rehabilitation Services), and many more.


August 3rd, 2021

13 Important Soft Skills to Look for in Job Candidates

When you are interviewing job applicants, there are certain “soft skills”—that is, non-technical skills that relate more to how you work with others and solve problems—that you should be on the lookout for, as these attributes are not usually spelled out on a candidate’s resume. Here, members from Young Entrepreneur Council share 13 underrated but important soft skills they look for when they are hiring new employees.

March 15th, 2016

[StartupCollective] 9 Security Measures That Will Protect Your Business From Cyber Attacks


Knight Industries

SimpleWan is a new type of office firewall that is cloud managed and monitored. We sense intrusion's and malicious activity as they happen. Our technology collectively helps mitigate threats and notify our customers of risks in realtime. We are the equivalent of a high tech office alarm system with defensive robots for the network and Internet.


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