Seeking enlightenment through your ISP? Zen Internet, founded in 1995 and one of the earliest commercial providers of Internet access in the UK, has long garnered independent industry awards based on customer votes. Zen provides connectivity and hosting services such as broadband, firewalls, and data backup, to business and residential users. The company's customers have included Balfour Beatty, Juniper Networks, NVIDIA, Sony, and Umbro. Other offerings include voice services, website hosting, domain name registration, Web design, search engine services, colocation, and server virtualization. Founder and owner Richard Tang runs the company (named as a nod to his Chinese ancestry) as managing director.