Our Mission

To provide exemplary customer service to our family of clients, and to be recognized as a leader in network access control.

About Us

Impulse is a privately-held company addressing the challenges of managing network access for all devices including BYOD, IoT and Guest. We’ve been helping our customers achieve the most granular level of network security since 2004, enabling regulatory compliance, consistent authentication and an intuitive end-user experience.

Our flagship product, SafeConnect NAC, is the most flexible BYOD solution available, and offers an easy-to-implement and support endpoint policy management system. It seamlessly connects into existing multi-vendor network infrastructures while providing the flexibility to adhere to each organization’s unique computing policy philosophies. SafeConnect NAC’s unique architecture provides a truly vendor-independent NAC solution that is scalable, flexible, and designed to meet your growth needs.

Our SafeConnect SDP product is helping our customers to secure their New Perimeter by “hiding” enterprise application and data resources from the Internet, and adheres to a “verify first, connect second” Zero-Trust access model as compared to today’s “connect first, authenticate second” approach. Available as an annual subscription with no additional hardware or network integration required,  SafeConnect SDP is a cost-predictable and innovative approach to preventing unauthorized access to your network.

The Impulse Experience

We understand that it’s not only about the network.  It’s about the user and their experience and how that experience reflects on the help desk, the security officer, the network team, system administration, and business decisions.  Ultimately, the “experience” is the result of the way Impulse does things.  And it all goes back to our user-centric business philosophy.  This full-service solution approach combines Impulse’s products with expert technical support and network insight.  As a result, our clients gain an enduring and evolving solution that is able to address ever-changing security, intelligence, and visibility and control demands.

Our Management

J. David Robinson

Chief Executive Officer

A technology and business expert, David is an entrepreneur who has worked on projects spanning three continents. He has founded and sold both startup and mature companies. He has occupied various roles in diverse organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense and a Big-5 accounting firm as well as served as Chief Information and Technology Officer for a NASDAQ listed healthcare company.

David’s areas of expertise include aligning IT with business objectives, developing large-scale decision support systems for the healthcare industry, and creating strategic achievable technology visions. Educated both abroad and in the U.S., David now calls Lakeland, Florida home and enjoys channeling his energy toward challenging projects requiring his technical and business skills.

Karl H. Muehlberger

Chief Financial Officer

Karl Muehlberger has close to 20 years of experience in the technology field, with more than six years in the design and manufacturing of high tech systems based on standard computing platforms. Over the last decade, Karl has been engaged at the management level in several technology start-up companies, primarily providing organizational and operational structure – key components in the operational success of a company and the end-user experience. These businesses were engaged in diverse fields from industrial manufacturing to music and entertainment to Internet companies. An electronics engineer by training, Karl’s expertise in the design and manufacturing of high tech hardware complements his extensive management experience.

Russell Miller

Chief Technology Officer

Russell Miller has more than 25 years of Information Technology experience with the majority of that time spent leading software product development and services teams. After completing both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science with Northern Illinois University, Russell began his career in Silicon Valley working on virtualization technology with Amdahl and has gradually taken on broader responsibilities for building and evolving enterprise solutions working for large software vendors such as IBM, Compuware, Intuit, and Quark. In 2003 Russell co-founded SunView Software, an enterprise software company focused on enterprise IT Service Management. As the CTO, Russell helped grow the technology side of the company focusing on providing customer driven innovation on top of SunView’s enterprise ready, secure and scalable platform.

Laura N. Ellis

Chief Operating Officer

Laura began her career when she was recruited to IBM right out of college in San Antonio, TX as a Systems Engineer working with IBM’s mainframe and enterprise storage solutions. She moved to Tampa and joined the IBM management team in 1997 where she was responsible for client satisfaction for the full portfolio of solutions for the 3,000 IBM clients in the Central Florida area. Laura held multiple leadership roles at IBM, in Sales Engineering, Cloud and as Client Director for Tech Data, an IBM Distributor. Since IBM, Laura has been focused in the field of Network Security. She started at Impulse as VP of Sales and is now Chief Operating Officer.

Laura has served on the boards of the YMCA, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum and the CEO Council. She was a finalist for Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year in 2011. Laura grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and received her MBA from the University of Georgia.

Our Locations

Impulse is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and is one of Tampa Bay's premier technology innovators.
Regional offices are also located in Dallas, TX and London, UK.