Orchestration from the Cloud that Mitigates Risk for Service Providers and Enterprises Proves to be a Winning Combination in Asia Pacific Region
By APSM, published on May 27, 2016 in Asia Pacific Security, Cyber Resilience, Security Products
Wedge Networks has announced business acceleration in Asia Pacific, fueled in part by leveraging the cloud to mitigate business risk for service providers launching cloud-based cyber security services, and for enterprises adopting new services. Wedge Cloud Network Defense (CND) is now featured in a growing number of Proof of Concept (PoC) deployments of Tier One service providers planning to launch Security-as-a-Service from the cloud, throughout the APAC region.
Rapidly changing cyber threats and the dissolution of the traditional enterprise network make it virtually impossible for small and medium sized businesses to sustain robust cyber security on their own. Security operating at the cloud-layer of the network is essential, but most businesses lack the skilled resources, cloud infrastructure and capital budget to implement this layer of security on their own. Fortunately, new cloud-based Security-as-a-Service initiatives by communications service providers (CSPs) promise to address this market need in a way that minimizes risk and enhances the business case for service providers.
“Wedge Cloud Network Defense is a software-defined, virtualized, security platform that runs in the cloud,” said James Hamilton, CEO for Wedge Networks. “For Service Providers, the ability to deliver a set of standardized, best-in-class security services to their customers – all software enabled and delivered from their cloud infrastructure – is a winning business case.”
Just last week, StarHub announced Wedge Networks as one of the founding ecosystem partners with the launch of the Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (COE) in Singapore. The StarHub COE serves as a hub for the cyber security ecosystem, bringing together the intelligence and expertise to tackle cyber threats presenting serious risks to enterprises and the economy.
“We believe cloud-based security, and delivering the benefits of Security-as-a-Service to our customers will be crucial as StarHub establishes Singapore’s Cyber Security Center of Excellence,” said Dr. Woo Lip Lim, Vice President of Analytics and Cyber Security, StarHub. “Working with industry leaders like Wedge Networks amplifies our ability to deliver excellence in cybercrime prevention and provide valuable services to our customers.”
Gary Tate, Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Wedge Networks highlights the growing regional importance of Wedge CND as a cloud-based platform to support the scale and appetite for innovation in APAC: “Nearly every major service provider in the region is evaluating or planning to offer cloud-based Security-as-a-Service to their customers. Leveraging cloud infrastructure to deliver security with performance, scale and efficiency, without requiring dedicated hardware, is a huge asset. The cloud-based approach reduces investment risk, which ultimately allows them to accelerate new and dynamic services.”
Wedge Networks is transforming the way security is delivered. Powered by the innovative WedgeOS, Wedge Networks’ Cloud Network Defense is an orchestrated threat management platform designed to enforce security at the cloud-layer of the network to combat the shifting threat landscape associated with cloud, mobility, bring your own device, Internet of Things and consumerization of IT. By applying security policies at the cloud-layer, enterprises and network operators offering security-as-a-service can achieve more effective security, using best-in-class, continuously updated multi-vendor technologies for EverGreen Security, with greater efficiency and scale. Wedge Networks’ CSP Security and the Wedge Platform, has won more than a dozen awards, is deployed globally, delivering security protection for tens of millions of users in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, internet and broadband service providers, and across all industry verticals. Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada and has international offices in Dallas, USA; Beijing, China; and Manama, Bahrain. For further information visit: http://www.wedgenetworks.com/
For the original article, please see AsiaPacificSecurityMagazine.com.