Wedge Networks’ Partner, NTS Hanoi, Wins Deal to Protect Hydro Power Generator in Vietnam

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Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker™ (WedgeAMB™) chosen to protect critical infrastructure at Vietnamese Hydro Power organization

11 May 2021 – CALGARY, Canada and HANOI, Vietnam: Wedge Networks, Inc. (Wedge), the leading real-time threat prevention solutions company, is pleased to announce that its Vietnamese partner, Nam Truong Son Hanoi (NTS), has recently closed a deal supplying Wedge’s Advanced Malware Blocker (WedgeAMB™) to protect the critical infrastructure network at one of Vietnam’s largest hydro power plants.  Vietnam is one of the quickly emerging countries in the ASEAN with a large number of new infrastructure projects being undertaken as the government looks to modernize and expand its economy.  With the growing number of key critical infrastructures being built, there is a keen awareness for the need to protect mission critical systems against the exponential growth of malware and cyber-attacks.  Wedge was selected as a leading security technology provider to provide its solution for this project.  

This further reinforces the trust in Wedge’s ability to help provide real-time threat prevention into some of the high target networks within the country and reflects the focused interest of many Vietnamese organizations in adopting some of the cutting-edge technologies on the market.  Through NTS, and Wedge’s growing distribution and resale network in the country, the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (WedgeARP™) platform, and the successful Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker™ (WedgeAMB™), has been deployed into a number of high profile customers, including several Vietnamese Government Ministry departments, the National Power Transmission and Energy Generation organizations, and select finance and insurance companies across the country.

The WedgeARP™ platform provides network-based, real-time threat protection for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention.

“As shown by this latest win, Wedge is set to continue its success in the Vietnamese market; particularly with organizations that are providing critical infrastructure services,” stated Mr. Rob Fong, COO and CFO at Wedge Networks. “With our WedgeAMB™ product protecting an integral part of Vietnam’s energy production infrastructure, it shows the true value that real-time threat prevention has, especially in high value targets such as this hydro power generator.  We want to congratulate NTS on this win and look forward to more success with them in the future.”

NTS has been one of Wedge’s resale partners since 2019 and offers the WedgeAMB™ product as well as other newly released security services into the Vietnamese market.

About NTS Hanoi
Nam Truong Son Hanoi is a leading company providing comprehensive information technology solutions in Vietnam. Entering the ICT market since 2006, with the inheritance of all resources and capabilities of the representative office in Hanoi of Nam Truong Son Group (NTS Group), we help enterprises build network infrastructure, security and confidentiality systems with the most advanced and innovative products, services and technology solutions.

For more information about NTS, please visit: http://www.ntshanoi.com.vn

About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks is a cyber security software vendor specializing in Real-time Threat Prevention.

Our technology platform, WedgeARP™, has the deepest visibility of network data in the industry, possessing an unmatched ability to defend against malicious attacks that are undetectable with shallow inspection techniques. It delivers the highest real-time performance of orchestrated security services through a software implementation that is portable to all x86 servers. Trained with nearly 1 billion threat samples, its automated and continually-learning embedded artificial neural network can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. WedgeARP™ represents the present and future of how much-needed security services can be delivered, from the cloud core to the ever-expanding network edge, to help reduce the security gap.  Supported by a world class software product team in Canada, it allows enterprises, governments, telecommunications providers and critical infrastructure operators to achieve real-time prevention of advanced threats; and enables Wedge’s distribution partners to increase their Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and reduce customer CHURN.

With numerous patents, industry awards, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, its products are distributed through MSSP, OEM, VAR and SI partners to end customers worldwide.  Wedge is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/

Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

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INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM S.A. DE C.V., “Shield Force” (Mexico) Enters Partnership With Wedge Networks to Offer Real-time Threat Prevention in the Growing Mexican Market

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With a focus on becoming a leading provider of cybersecurity services in Mexico and the surrounding region, Shield Force taps Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ as its underlying platform

30 April 2021 – CALGARY, Canada and MEXICO CITY, Mexico:  INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM S.A. DE C.V., Shield Force (Mexico), a fast-growing Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider and cybersecurity consulting company, headquartered in Mexico City, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Wedge Networks, Inc. to utilize the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (“WedgeARP™”) solution as its cyber security platform-of-choice to offer real-time threat prevention and other security services across the growing Mexican market.  With expertise in Defensive Security, Offensive Security, Protection and Prevention, Shield Force provides consultancy services as well as managed security services; providing a strong foothold for Wedge as it expands its distribution of WedgeARP™ into the Mexican region.

WedgeARP™ provides network-based, real-time threat protection for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, enterprise and carrier networks, SDN, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention.

By deploying the WedgeARP™ platform as part of Shield Force’s managed cybersecurity offerings, real-time threat prevention can be immediately offered as a key value-added service to the company’s growing client base.

“After exploring the growing number of security services that the WedgeARP™ platform can enable, as well as our shared belief in the underlying focus of real-time threat prevention, it was obvious that Wedge was the company that we wanted to work with to help us achieve our goal of becoming the premier cybersecurity services provider in Mexico.” said Francisco Villegas Landin, Director General & CEO at Shield Force. “The WedgeARP™ will provide a solid base for our managed security offerings now and into the future.”

In a short time, Shield Force has developed into a prominent player in the Mexican cybersecurity market, signing on a number of well-known clients and securing many of the country’s largest industries, including banking, industrial and commercial organizations. 

“The Mexican economy is going through a rapid digital transformation. Shield Force has a track record in serving customers in this exciting market,” stated Dr. Hongwen Zhang, CEO & CTO at Wedge Networks. “With a shared vision of providing real-time threat prevention to protect a wide range of customers from the ever-expanding cybersecurity threats, Wedge is proud to have our WedgeARP™ security platform provide the underlying base from which Shield Force can grow its presence.  We look forward to working closely with Shield Force in providing real-time threat prevention for our Mexican customers.”

Shield Force will distribute, market, and promote the Wedge solutions across the Mexican market as well as in the Latin American region.

About INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM S.A. DE C.V., “Shield Force” (Mexico)

Shield Force is a managed services and consulting company based out of Mexico City, Mexico, focused on Cyber Security services.  Its services and solutions help their customers to protect, prevent, and enhance their security posture, delivering world class security services and adding value to them.  Shield Force is a company composed of an incident response team, that delivers services and solutions to respond against Cyber Security incidents, and a team of experience trained personnel, certified in the industry and in the solutions it provides.  Shield Force’s service portfolio includes Defensive, Offensive Security Services as well security platform integration and implementation, Consulting Services and managed services supported by their Virtual Cyber Security Operation Center (V-CSOC).

For more information on Shield Force, visit http://www.shieldforce.mx/

About Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks Inc. is a Real-Time Threat Prevention solutions company. Its innovative technology platform, Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP™), is a software defined orchestrated network security system. Deployed, via the cloud, on premises, or in a virtualized environment, in data centers by enterprises, governments, and managed security service providers, WedgeARP™ inspects, detects, and blocks in real-time, malware and cyber threats (known, unknown and customized). Wedge does this through its patented Deep Content Inspection (DCI) technologies, combined with artificial intelligence and best-of-breed security functions.

Awarded a Gartner Cool Vendor designation, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/

Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

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Wedge Networks’ Channel Partner, RHEA Group, Launches New MDR Cyber Security Services, Powered By Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection Platform

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WedgeARP Technology Enables Real-time Threat Prevention, Cybersecurity Compliance and Managed Detection and Response

16 April 2021 – CALGARY, Canada: RHEA Group, headquartered in Wavre, Belgium, and offering bespoke engineering solutions, system development and security services globally, announced that it has launched its new Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to its global customer base.  Running on Wedge Networks’ Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (WedgeARP™) platform RHEA’s MDR Services will allow customers to experience real-time threat prevention in protecting their networks while supporting their cybersecurity compliance regimes and protecting their employees 24/7 when they are in the corporate environment or working from home.

RHEA is launching three (3) Managed Detection and Response services that will utilize the WedgeARP™ platform.  These include MDR 360: A Managed Security Operations Center service, MDR Remote: Managed Detection and Response for Remote Workers, and MDR Net: A Managed Detection and Response Network for Distributed Organizations.  All three MDR services are designed to enable RHEA to manage the security of their customers’ networks and workers, freeing up organizations to get back to the focus of running their businesses.

“We are really proud to introduce you to our amazing MDR services, all ready to support you and your business needs,” said Mr. Yves Metten, Executive Vice President at RHEA Group, Montreal. (LinkedIn)

Providing the underlying security, Wedge Networks and its WedgeARP™ platform provides network-based, real-time threat prevention for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, enterprise and carrier networks, SDN, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention solving the problem of the “Expanding Security Gap”.

WedgeARP™ is the network security and analytics “tool-of-choice” for MDR providers such as RHEA.  It enables the management and security orchestration among EDRs and network security functions to detect, block, contain, and auto-remediate threats and breaches.  Utilizing multiple signatures and heuristics-based scanning engines, along with an embedded deep-learning neural network for detecting brand-new malware in real-time, is the most effective security platform against ALL threats.  The integrated WedgeIQ™ will serve as a linchpin to insightful, actionable security analytics on dashboards and reports for RHEA as they manage their client’s security.  Combined with support for all email protocols in all deployment modes, it allows RHEA to include robust email security as part of their offering.  With built-in security intelligence for mobile and IoT threat measures, RHEA can offer broader security for a wider range of verticals.

“Wedge Networks is excited that its WedgeARP™ platform was chosen by RHEA to power its new MDR services,” stated Mr. Rob Fong COO & CFO of Wedge Networks. “With RHEA’s vast reach into many of the most respected institutional organizations and firms in the aerospace, security and defense industries around the world, we are pleased to be able to help protect areas where real-time threat prevention is key.”

RHEA has officially launched their new MDR services which are available to customers today.  Customers can find out more about these offerings here.  Additional videos on the RHEA Group Services can be found here.

About RHEA Group 

RHEA Group is a privately-owned professional engineering and solutions company, providing bespoke engineering solutions, system development and security services for space, military, government and other critical national infrastructure organizations. Since its creation in 1992, RHEA has built a reputation as a trusted partner, developing tailored solutions that help drive organizational and cultural initiatives, leading to sustainable added value for its customers.

Headquartered in Montreal for its North American operations and in Belgium for its European operations, RHEA numbers in excess of 600 people and has offices in Canada, Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and works at clients’ premises throughout Europe and North America. RHEA is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified. For more information, visit: https://www.rheagroup.com/

About Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks is a cyber security software vendor specializing in Real-time Threat Prevention.

Our technology platform, WedgeARP™, has the deepest visibility of network data in the industry, possessing an unmatched ability to defend against malicious attacks that are undetectable with shallow inspection techniques. It delivers the highest real-time performance of orchestrated security services through a software implementation that is portable to all x86 servers. Trained with nearly 1 billion threat samples, its automated and continually-learning embedded artificial neural network can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. WedgeARP™ represents the present and future of how much-needed security services can be delivered, from the cloud core to the ever-expanding network edge, to help reduce the security gap.  Supported by a world class software product team in Canada, it allows enterprises, governments, telecommunications providers and critical infrastructure operators to achieve real-time prevention of advanced threats; and enables Wedge’s distribution partners to increase their Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and reduce customer CHURN.

With numerous patents, industry awards, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, its products are distributed through MSSP, OEM, VAR and SI partners to end customers worldwide.  Wedge is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/

Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

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5G-Enabled Road Safety and Cybersecurity Services for Connected and Automated Vehicles Research Paper Accepted by 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference

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Paper covers how Connected and Automated Vehicles will be protected from 5G malware and other threats, leading to much improved road safety

13 April 2021 – CALGARY, Canada and HELSINKI, Finland: The Celtic – Next 5G-Safe+ project recently had its research paper on “5G-Enabled Road Safety and Cybersecurity Services for Connected and Automated Vehicles” accepted for publication to be presented at the 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2021), to be held between 25-28 April, 2021 virtually and in Helsinki, Finland.  Co-Written by several organizations in Finland, including: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., The Finnish Meteorological Institute, Vaisala Ltd. and Sitowise Ltd., along with Wedge Networks, Inc. of Canada, the 5G-SAFE+ consortium, the paper outlines a first pass analysis of the use cases and underlying architecture that will eventually be extended towards real pilots and testing in the future work of the consortium.

“Safety and support services running on top of 5G network infrastructures have a great opportunity to facilitate cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) for automotive and transport verticals in a variety of road conditions and operational environments.  As the rollouts of commercial 5G networks continue all over the world, the increasing coverage and continuously evolving capabilities of the technology make it an ideal connectivity platform for a variety of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications scenarios.  Critical network-based services enhancing the road traffic safety are able to exploit the ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) services offered by 5G.  Other non-critical support services can rely on enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and massive machine type communications (mMTC) services provided by 5G networks and facilitate the operation of the intelligent road transport systems as well as the comfort and wellbeing of the drivers and passengers.” – IEEE 5G-enabled safety and support services for cooperative, connected and automated mobility.

As cyber security lead for the 5G-SAFE-PLUS consortium, Wedge Networks has provided the WedgeARP™ real-time network security and threat prevention platform that will protect the data and control flows between the different components within the 5G-Enabled Road Safety network.  WedgeARP™ provides network-based, real-time threat prevention for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, enterprise and carrier networks, SDN, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention.

“Wedge Networks is proud to be providing the cyber security platform on which the 5G-SAFE-PLUS project will be running,” stated Dr. Hongwen Zhang CEO & CTO of Wedge Networks. “The publishing of this paper by the consortium has allowed us to outline the various use cases that are being considered to enhance the safety of connected and automated vehicles that will run on the 5G network with the ultimate goal of zero traffic casualties by 2050.  The paper’s acceptance by VTC2021 for presentation at the conference goes to show the important work that is being carried out in this field of Vehicular Technology and further highlights the need for cyber security for protecting these systems from malware and other threats now and into the future.”

The paper will be published shortly and will be presented virtually, via video recording, at the 2021 IEEE 93rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2021-Spring conference on April 25, 2021.

About the CELTIC-NEXT project 5G-SAFE-PLUS

The 5G-SAFE-PLUS project for “5G Enabled Road Safety Services” aims to prevent traffic accidents and avoid casualties by delivering 5G-enabled time-critical road safety services to vehicles. Here, accurate weather and road maintenance information plays a key role together with direct incident/accident event information. The project will support wide-scale implementation and usage of advanced road weather, road maintenance and road safety services with enhanced 5G networking capabilities and service enablers.

For more information about 5G-SAFE-PLUS, visit: www.celticnext.eu/project-5g-safe-plus/

About CELTIC-NEXT

CELTIC-NEXT is the EUREKA Cluster for next-generation communications enabling the digital society. CELTIC-NEXT stimulates and orchestrates international collaborative projects in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) domain. The CELTIC-NEXT programme includes a wide scope of ICT topics based on new high-performance communications networks supporting data-rich applications and advanced services, both in the ICT sector and across all vertical sectors. CELTIC-NEXT is labelled for 8 years from January 2019 until December 2026.

CELTIC-NEXT is an industry-driven initiative, involving all the major ICT industry players as well as many SMEs, service providers, and research institutions. The CELTIC-NEXT activities are open to all organisations that share the CELTIC-NEXT vision of an inclusive digital society and are willing to collaborate to their own benefit, aligned with their national priorities, to advance the development and uptake of advanced ICT solutions.

For more information about CELTIC-NEXT, visit: www.celticnext.eu

About Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks is a cyber security software vendor specializing in Real-time Threat Prevention.

Our technology platform, WedgeARP™, has the deepest visibility of network data in the industry, possessing an unmatched ability to defend against malicious attacks that are undetectable with shallow inspection techniques. It delivers the highest real-time performance of orchestrated security services through a software implementation that is portable to all x86 servers. Trained with nearly 1 billion threat samples, its automated and continually-learning embedded artificial neural network can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. WedgeARP™ represents the present and future of how much-needed security services can be delivered, from the cloud core to the ever-expanding network edge, to help reduce the security gap.  Supported by a world class software product team in Canada, it allows enterprises, governments, telecommunications providers and critical infrastructure operators to achieve real-time prevention of advanced threats; and enables Wedge’s distribution partners to increase their Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and reduce customer CHURN.

With numerous patents, industry awards, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, its products are distributed through MSSP, OEM, VAR and SI partners to end customers worldwide.  Wedge is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/

Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

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Wedge Networks Selected For Canadian Technology Accelerator Program In Taiwan

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Wedge and its WedgeARP™ Technology Chosen for the Digital Technology Program as a Result of the Product’s Innovative Differentiated IP, Strong Growth Potential and Competitive Advantage

09 April 2021 – CALGARY, Canada and TAIPEI, Taiwan: Wedge Networks, a global leader in software defined Orchestrated Real-time Threat Prevention, today announced that it has been selected to participate in the Canadian Government’s Technology Accelerator (CTA) Program in Taipei, Taiwan. The CTA initiative, organized through the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (CTCS), helps Canadian companies with existing technologies explore growth opportunities and expand commercialization in foreign markets; by providing mentoring and introductions to potential partners, investors and customers. Chosen through a highly competitive selection process, the CTCS and a panel of industry experts review applicants and select the strongest and most innovation Canadian companies with highly impactful technology and solutions for exclusive participation.

The CTA program in Taipei, in partnership with local accelerator Garage+, is focused on Canadian tech companies with AI or innovative digital solutions in ICT, 5G, Smart Healthcare, Smart Manufacturing, Smart City, Fintech and any other applied areas to participate in the upcoming CTA Taipei Digital Cohort.

The CTA Taipei Digital Cohort is a non-equity and free-of-charge program that helps Canada’s innovative digital SMEs immerse themselves in the leading Digital ecosystems in Taiwan. This program supports companies by providing access to local mentors, investors, major industry players and innovation partners. Via the CTA program, Canadian companies gain a deeper understanding of the market opportunities for their technology in Taiwan with potential clients, partners and investors.

Wedge Networks and its built-in-Canada WedgeARP™ platform provides network-based, real-time threat prevention for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, enterprise and carrier networks, SDN, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention solving the problem of the “Expanding Security Gap”.

“Wedge Networks is pleased and excited to be chosen to participate in the CTA Program for Taipei in the Spring cohort,” stated Mr. Rob Fong COO & CFO of Wedge Networks. “By selecting Wedge for this business accelerator program it provides strong credibility to our WedgeARP™ platform and our company as a whole as it emphasizes the Canadian Government’s trust in our built-in-Canada real-time threat prevention technology. We expect that the CTA will rapidly spur our growth in the Taiwanese market as well as allow us to further expand into the surrounding region.”

Because of the current COVID-19 situation, the program will be delivered to participants virtually, with the in-market program being confirmed at a later date. The CTA Program in Taipei runs from April 1 to July 31, 2021.

About the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Part of Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is a network of more than 1000 trade professionals working in Canadian embassies, high commissions, and consulates located in 161 cities around the world and with offices across Canada.

The Trade Commissioner Services helps companies that are looking to export, invest abroad, attract investment abroad or develop innovation and R&D partnerships. They provide advice on marketing strategies and up to date market and sector information to help smooth a Canadian company’s path to doing business abroad.

Created in 1894, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has 125 years of experience helping Canadian companies succeed in foreign markets by promoting the economic interests of Canada in the global marketplace.

Since Canada’s first Trade Commissioner’s posting to Australia in 1895, the role of the TCS has become increasingly critical and of higher value within an ever evolving global economy. Canada’s active and successful participation in the global economy impacts all Canadians. Consider that a fifth of all jobs in this country are directly linked to international trade and half of what we manufacture in Canada is exported.

For more information about the CTCS, visit: https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca

About Garage+
Founded by Epoch Foundation, a renowned non- profit organization based in Taipei, Taiwan, Garage+ doesn’t just provide a space for incubation but also fosters a thriving startup ecosystem supported by experienced and successful entrepreneurs.

The vibrant community of Garage+ helps facilitate early-stage startups to build a team, enhance connections, strengthen core values, access fundraising resources and eventually get to the top. Since 2012, 75% of Garage+ teams have received funds from professional investors and have continued to grow business in various industries.

With the support and sponsorship from major companies in Taiwan including TSMC, Delta Electronic, Quanta Computer, and MediaTek, etc., the Garage+ Campus will expand into a new space (Chia Hsin Building) located in downtown Taipei starting in November, 2014.

For more information about Garage+, visit: https://www.garageplus.asia/en

About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks is a cyber security software vendor specializing in Real-time Threat Prevention.

Our technology platform, WedgeARP™, has the deepest visibility of network data in the industry, possessing an unmatched ability to defend against malicious attacks that are undetectable with shallow inspection techniques. It delivers the highest real-time performance of orchestrated security services through a software implementation that is portable to all x86 servers. Trained with nearly 1 billion threat samples, its automated and continually-learning embedded artificial neural network can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. WedgeARP™ represents the present and future of how much-needed security services can be delivered, from the cloud core to the ever-expanding network edge, to help reduce the security gap. Supported by a world class software product team in Canada, it allows enterprises, governments, telecommunications providers and critical infrastructure operators to achieve real-time prevention of advanced threats; and enables Wedge’s distribution partners to increase their Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) and reduce customer CHURN.

With numerous patents, industry awards, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, its products are distributed through MSSP, OEM, VAR and SI partners to end customers worldwide. Wedge is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/
Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

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The Accellion Breach Highlights the Need for Real-time Threat Prevention

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The latest exploit to come down the pipe – the Accellion Breach; has the premise to be just as bad as Solar Winds.  Similar to the Solar Winds hack, where it was a supply-chain exploit that utilized a trusted update server to pass along malware, the Accellion Breach exploits zero-day vulnerabilities in the end-of-lifed Accellion File Transfer Appliance and has impacted multiple federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments as well as private industry organizations.

Although Accellion had quietly released a patch in December (see Wired.com) and then provided more fixes in January in order to address several vulnerabilities in its network equipment.,  hackers had by then already exploited the vulnerabilities to great effect with dozens of companies and government organizations worldwide acknowledging that they had been breached.  At issue is that Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance is essentially a dedicated piece of hardware used to move large and sensitive files within the network.  In a normal case, attackers would need to hunt around the network in order to find sensitive files, which would require a bit of guessing.  With the Accellion FTA, the guesswork has already been carried out because everything being sent through the appliance would be pre-identified as being sensitive.

As reported by ZDNet, organizations such as banks, financial, transportation, and even other cybersecurity companies are just some of the many that have been affected, with hackers threatening to publish sensitive documents unless they are paid ransom.

What is unfortunate in this case is that the Accellion FTA product, which has been around for more than 20 years, had already been close to “end of life”, with the company already planning to end support for the product as of this April, and had already discontinued support of the underlying operating system, Centos 6, as of November.  The company had been working to transition its customers over to their newer platform, Kiteworks.  With many companies and organizations often taking years to actually transfer away from legacy network equipment like the FTA product, it is expected that more breaches will come to light and could still occur on unpatched devices still in operation. This further highlights the challenges that all organizations are currently facing with the COVID issue, where many are behind on major infrastructure projects and upgrades to their networks.  This is where Wedge can help with a quick L2 transparent install that can be facilitated by the Wedge solution.

Getting back to the technical details behind the breach, there were 4 vulnerabilities that hackers had targeted in order to compromise the device.  These include: 1. An SQL injection, 2. An Operating System Command Execution, 3. A Server-side request Forgery and 4. An Operating System Command Execution.  As per the CISA alert, organizations using this device should follow the mitigation advice provided and ensure that their device has been updated to version FTA_9_12_432 or later.  They should also look to replace out the solution before it reaches its End of Life on April 30, 2021.

Thankfully, for those organizations who are still utilizing the Accellion FTA solution and who are still working on plans for its replacement, there is still a level of protection that can be put in place for this breach, along with others that are sure to arise in the future.  It must be said that even when the Accellion FTA solution is replaced, the problem still remains where exploits like this can occur, potentially with other devices and solutions out there.  The key is having a real-time prevention solution that can scan the actual stream in real-time to prevent any kind of attack.  The WedgeARP™ platform, was developed to help prevent this and other potential breaches.  Built around patented Deep Content Inspection, it can see the intent of content flowing through the network, and has been enhanced with AI and automated machine learning that enables Real-time Threat PREVENTION; essentially stopping breaches like this before they happen.  In this case, in addition to the real-time threat prevention that is the hallmark of the Wedge solution, WedgeARP™ can detect SQL injections in any stream that passes through it, blocking them before they can do any harm.

With many more organizations out there that have the Accellion FTA solution still in place within their networks, WedgeARP™ can help them prevent potential breaches until such time that they are able to replace this EOL solution with something more up to date.  We know that, similar to the SolarWinds hack, many more organizations are going to be affected because of the prevalence of the Accellion FTA in use.  It is just a matter of making sure that your organization has a solution like WedgeARP™ in place to help ensure that your organization doesn’t become a statistic.  To learn more about how WedgeARP™ can help secure your organization against this and other attacks, contact our team at: info@wedgenetworks.com.

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Mavinci Bilişim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S. Signs OEM Partnership With Wedge Networks, Furthering Its Ties and Embedding Real-time Threat Prevention Into Its Cyber Security Offerings

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With a focus on security, defense and nuclear safety, Mavinci Bilişim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S. to utilize WedgeARP as part of its platform solution in Turkey and across the EU

11 March 2021 – CALGARY, Canada and ANKARA, Turkey: Mavinci Bilişim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S. (“Mavinci”), a leading software development and R&D company, headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, announced today that it has entered into an OEM partnership agreement with Wedge Networks, Inc. to offer the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (“WedgeARP™”) platform in Europe, starting with Turkey. With its expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cloud technologies and High-Tech Computational Engineering, Mavinci will integrate the WedgeARP™ platform into its offerings and will market it under its own brand.

WedgeARP™ provides network-based, real-time threat protection for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, enterprise and carrier networks, SDN, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention.

The deeper integration of the WedgeARP™ platform into Mavinci’s product portfolio, to be sold under the growing Mavinci brand, will quickly expand the reach of Wedge’s real-time threat prevention into the larger EU market, beginning in Mavinci’s home base of Turkey.  This trusted relationship will enhance the sharing of threat intelligence within the partnership and will allow Mavinci and other partners in the Wedge ecosystem to better respond to cyber threats in real-time.

“Beginning with our agreement with Wedge in the UK market, and after extensive evaluations of the WedgeARP™ platform, it became clear that it could provide us with the solid real-time threat prevention base that could anchor our security product line-up not only in that market but across Europe. Real-time threat prevention is a must-have in the new digital economies that must continuously battle against unknown cyber threats.” said Muhammed Salih Cetin, CEO of Mavinci.

“Mavinci continues to develop innovative solutions to protect people and the environment and with this agreement we are taking firm steps towards becoming a leading company in the security and defense space. By further integrating the Wedge platform with this OEM partnership, it future-proofs our offerings and will quickly vault us into a leadership position in the EU marketplace.”

With almost a decade of experience, Mavinci Bilişim A.Ş. (Türkiye) has been growing rapidly in the European market.  The company continues its focus on offering special solutions to its customers with its expert and experienced research and innovation teams with the goal of developing and offering the right products and software in line with the needs of the market.

“After initially signing Mavinci to a resale agreement in the UK market, both companies quickly realized the huge growth potential for taking the next step into an OEM partnership,” stated Dr. Hongwen Zhang CEO & CTO of Wedge Networks. “Mavinci is a unique organization within its geographical region and application area with its focus on cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure; where WedgeARP™ excels in providing security.  With a shared vision of providing real-time threat prevention to the broader market, Wedge is proud that its WedgeARP™ security platform will help drive Mavinci’s long-term growth.”

Mavinci Bilişim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S. will distribute, market, and promote the Wedge solutions across the EU market, beginning in Turkey.

About Mavinci Bilişim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S.

Mavinci Bilişim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S. develops high level technical capabilities in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Nuclear Safety, CBRN, Cloud technologies, and High-Tech Computational Engineering in the security, nuclear, corporate and defence sectors.

Mavinci has a well-defined containerization process for legacy applications which are working on Linux and/or Windows OSes. Depending on the customer’s requirements our services start from simply virtualizing the environments and moving to the cloud towards analyzing the source code and defining decompositions, components, interdependencies, refactoring, testing, dockerizing and deploying with a microservice architecture. We mainly focus on smart technologies with our own products and software platforms to bring effective, time and money saving solutions in our customers’ lives.

Mavinci owns TTSO Nuclear AS in Turkey in the field of Nuclear Safety and Mavinci Limited as a UK based technology company. The goal of the companies is to design & develop novel, innovative and effective solutions for its customers.

For more information on Mavinci, visit: https://www.mavinci.com.tr/en-US/WebSite

About Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks Inc. is a Real-Time Threat Prevention solutions company. Its innovative technology platform, Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP™), is a software defined orchestrated network security system. Deployed, via the cloud, on premises, or in a virtualized environment, in data centers by enterprises, governments, and managed security service providers, WedgeARP™ inspects, detects, and blocks in real-time, malware and cyber threats (known, unknown and customized). Wedge does this through its patented Deep Content Inspection (DCI) technologies, combined with artificial intelligence and best-of-breed security functions.

Awarded a Gartner Cool Vendor designation, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/

Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.


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Mavinci Limited (UK) Inks Partnership With Wedge Networks to Provide Real-Time Threat Prevention to the Public and Private Sectors

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Bespoke Software Development and R&D Company, Mavinci (UK) to Offer Wedge Networks’ Absolute Real-time Protection Platform – WedgeARP™ Throughout the UK

18 Feb 2021 – CALGARY, Canada and READING, UK: Mavinci Limited (UK) (“Mavinci”), a leading software development and R&D company, headquartered in Reading, UK, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Wedge Networks, Inc. to offer the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (“WedgeARP™”) platform across the United Kingdom. With its expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cloud technologies and High-Tech Computational Engineering, Mavinci hopes to bring WedgeARP™ to the government and public-private sectors to secure markets such as banking, education, defense, security and more.

WedgeARP™ provides network-based, real-time threat protection for all types of endpoints in a wide range of networks (mobile data, 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, enterprise and carrier networks, SDN, and smart-city/IIoT). With an embedded deep learning AI engine and patented real-time deep content inspection technology, WedgeARP™ can detect never-before-seen malware in milliseconds. Running on an orchestrated threat management platform, it is an effective and autonomous approach to enable large-scale real-time threat prevention.

The addition of the WedgeARP™ platform to Mavinci’s stable of products immediately strengthens their cyber security portfolio and quickly expands the reach of Wedge’s real-time threat prevention throughout the UK.

“We conducted thorough evaluations of WedgeARP and were impressed by its ability and innovations such as Deep Content Inspection and Orchestrated Threat Management. We believe that WEDGE is producing what digital economies need to protect themselves against unknown cyber threats. We are confident that our partnership will bring new opportunities in this fast growing market.” said Muhammed Salih Cetin, CEO of Mavinci.

“Mavinci is developing innovative solutions to protect people and the environment. WEDGE products will be the spearhead for our security oriented technological solutions.  The UK market is investing in cyber prevention with an increasing trend.  We plan on becoming a trusted cyber security provider in the UK market, then aim to become one of the top 5 companies in the long term for providing cyber threat prevention solutions.”

Recently founded in the UK in 2020 by its parent company Mavinci Bilişim A.Ş. (Türkiye), Mavinci (UK) enters the European market with rapid growth momentum.  The company continues its focus on offering special solutions to its customers with its expert and experienced research and innovation teams with the goal of developing and offering the right products and software in line with the needs of the market.

“Mavinci shares our vision to provide real-time threat prevention for rapid digital transformation,” stated Dr. Hongwen Zhang CEO & CTO of Wedge Networks. “As a company with a strong track record of serving the EU market, Mavinci’s expansion into the UK market is timely. Wedge is proud to be a partner that can contribute to Mavinci’s growth”

Mavinci Limited (UK), will distribute, market, and promote the Wedge solutions across the UK.

About Mavinci Limited (UK)

Mavinci Limited is a bespoke software development and R&D company and was established in the UK in 2020 by Muhammed Salih Çetin, CEO of Mavinci AS (Turkey) with the vision of providing “Technology for Humanity”.  Its parent company, Mavinci AS, is well-established and operates in the areas of C5ISR and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Technologies, Cyber Security and Hardware Technologies and is the head of the Technical Support Branch of the National Nuclear Cluster in Turkey.  The company was awarded with the NATO and the National Facility Security Certification by the Ministry of National Defense, which authorizes the company to provide services to NATO as well as supply equipment and logistics to the Turkish Armed Forces.

Mavinci has developed and owns the Intellectual Property Rights for several innovative products and software platforms, with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cloud technologies, and High-Tech Computational Engineering in the security, nuclear, corporate and defence sectors.

Clients for Mavinci include several government agencies, Coca-Cola, NATO related bases, and small to large corporations. The goal of the company is to design & develop novel, innovative and effective solutions for customers.

For more information on Mavinci (UK), visit https://www.mavinci.co.uk/en-US/Website

About Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks Inc. is a Real-Time Threat Prevention solutions company. Its innovative technology platform, Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP™), is a software defined orchestrated network security system. Deployed, via the cloud, on premises, or in a virtualized environment, in data centers by enterprises, governments, and managed security service providers, WedgeARP™ inspects, detects, and blocks in real-time, malware and cyber threats (known, unknown and customized). Wedge does this through its patented Deep Content Inspection (DCI) technologies, combined with artificial intelligence and best-of-breed security functions.

Awarded a Gartner Cool Vendor designation, and twice bestowed with Build-In-Canada Innovation awards, Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

For more information on Wedge Networks, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/
Please forward any media or PR inquiries to: PR@wedgenetworks.com

Cautionary Statements and Forward Looking Information

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Corporation’s business and prospects, as well as management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by management. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Wedge undertakes no obligation to update, publicly or otherwise, or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless expressly required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking information contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future business activities and involve risks and uncertainties, and that the Corporation’s future business activities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors , including, but not limited to: expansion and business strategies, anticipated growth opportunities, the partnership with DLS, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, general economic, market or business conditions, the amount of fundraising necessary to perform on its business objectives, operational risks, the ability of the Corporation to raise necessary funds for its business objectives, and the outcome of commercial negotiations. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. There can be no assurances that such information will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors on which such forward-looking statements is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements as the Company can give no assurance that it will prove to be correct or that any of the events anticipated by such forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits the Company will derive therefrom.

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VPN Security, or Lack Thereof, Is Causing Security Liabilities: How WedgeARP™ Can Help with Real-time Threat Prevention

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Techradar published a piece recently on how VPN security is causing businesses a lot of headaches; mainly because there is often a lack of security when using legacy VPN services.  In a survey, highlighted by the article, although businesses around the globe have looked to the use of VPN services as a way to enable employees to stay connected and work from home during the pandemic, nearly two thirds of the survey respondents indicated that inadequate security was the number one concern and pain point with using VPNs.  Despite other concerns such as cost, performance issues and reliability of services, security remained at the top of the list, with almost 40% of those responding believing that their corporate network had already been breached by bad actors.  According to the survey, although many organizations revealed that they were not completely sold on utilizing VPN service going forward as a normal part of their operations, 86% of those responding said that they would consider other alternatives if they could offer improvements in terms of security, configuration and management, cost, performance and availabilty.  These respondents also said that if there was an alternative that could limit remote users’ access to specific applications or services without creating a network attack surface, they would immediately embrace this option.

The Techradar article really serves to provide additional support to what Wedge has been stating for a long time and reinforces the warnings that we have brought up about the lack of security with legacy VPNs and the potential implications that some organizations may face when considering things such as VPN Split-Tunneling.   The COVID pandemic greatly sped up the process and timeline for many companies who had been considering the move to allowing even just a portion of their workforce to a Work From Home (WFH) environment.  Unfortunately, because of the need for companies to quickly put infrastructure in place in order to allow their workers to work remotely under government imposed lockdowns, many of these organizations were ill-prepared to deal with the security ramifications that simple legacy VPNs would introduce into their networks.

Although VPNs were initially put in place to allow workers to access documents and other content from their corporate networks, this was originally set up to service perhaps 5% of the workforce.  When the pandemic hit, the numbers quickly shot up, with organizations requiring VPNs to service 95% or more of their workforce.  This surge in usage revealed legacy VPNs’ stress points and limitations and quickly opened the doors for hackers to utilize these vectors of attack and to use them to their advantage.  VPNs had provided some amount of security by allowing employees to use private tunnels to access their corporate networks; however, because of the lack of any sort of network security on their home networks, malware that was able to find its way onto these personal computers could then potentially use these VPN tunnels to propagate onto the corporate networks.  This increased attack surface has been causing the huge headaches that IT staff have had to deal with. 

Thankfully, there is a solution and that solution is Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP).  The key to the problem, being faced by so many organizations out there using legacy VPNs, is to make sure that there is a solution in place that is scanning the traffic going through the VPN tunnels; ensuring that all content is malware free, without causing any networks slowdown.  And that is what the WedgeARP platform does and how it is able to provide the real-time threat prevention that is so sorely needed by organizations using VPNs.  By situation itself into the network infrastructure itself, WedgeARP uses Deep Content Inspection to reassemble packets into actual content in real-time that can be scanned by multiple levels of AV services that are orchestrated on the platform, including AI and machine-based services that can detect zero-days and never-before-seen malware.  Because WedgeARP is seeing content as it flows in both directions, it can detect malware that may have found its way onto the endpoint because of an unsecured home network and block it before it has a chance to work its way through the VPN to breach the corporate network.  Managed through a single pane of glass, WedgeARP can provide IT staff with actionable intelligence that it can use to determine where attacks are coming from and where they are being directed to.  As well, because WedgeARP can orchestrate a wide variety of security services, security policies such as limiting remote user access to specific applications and services can be put in place for all users; further reducing the attack surface for the corporate network.  As Techradar mentioned, users have been looking for an alternative to the lack of security on legacy VPNs and WedgeARP is that secure alternative.  To learn more about how WedgeARP is securing the WFH environment by providing much-needed VPN security, contact our team at: info@wedgenetworks.com.            

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Microsoft Aiming to Battle Big Crisis Going on in Cybersecurity Right Now: Wedge Has Been Fighting This Battle For a While…

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Yahoo!Finance recently brought to light the fact that Microsoft has now become one of the big players in cybersecurity. After seeing a 40% year-on-year jump in its growing security business (which totalled $10 billion over the past 12 months), it now makes up around 7% of the company’s total revenue for the previous year.  This revenue comes from Microsoft’s security-related services that now include such products as Azure Active Directory, Intune, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Cloud App Security, etc. which make up what Microsoft calls its Intelligent Cloud and Productivity and Business Processes segments.

Microsoft has been quietly cobbling together and building these services for a while now, according to CEO Satya Nadella, who states that “…you need to sort of obviously build all of this over a period of years if not decades and then sustain it through not just product innovation, but also I would say, practice every day.”

The announcement of these numbers is not just a random release but come in light of the massive SolarWinds cyber-attack that was uncovered in December and which continues to cause further fallout after hitting various private companies along with a broad swath of government agencies, including Treasury, Commerce and State Departments in the United States and around the world.

According to a Reuters report, Microsoft itself had been hacked, although no customer data appeared to have been breached.  According to the US National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA), within its own organization, Microsoft’s Office 365 software had been hacked, which allowed intruders to monitor the agency’s emails for months.  Because of the extensive use of Microsoft products within the government, and because of the breadth of the security services it has started offering, many of these organizations that were hit started turning to Microsoft to determine the extent of the breaches and for advice on how to protect themselves.

As per Microsoft CEO Nadella, part of Microsoft’s strategy against cyber attacks is the incorporation of a “zero trust” architecture, meaning that the cybersecurity services are built to always function as though there has been a breach of some kind; taking more of a proactive approach to scanning for malware and other hacks going through the network.  This definitely provides a validation for Wedge as it has been incorporating this “zero trust” strategy into its product architecture from the beginning with its Deep Content Inspection technology that reassembles data packets back into MIME objects and then scanning these objects to see the full picture and “intent” of the content passing through.  It has further enhanced its offerings with the use of AI and Machine Learning in order to detect zero-day and previously unknown malware; proactively providing real-time threat PREVENTION.

The growing cybersecurity crisis has deepened over the past year, resulting from the Coronavirus Pandemic causing a massive uptick in companies shifting to a Work From Home (WFH) setup.  This has unfortunately introduced a new attack vector for hackers, who are doing their best to exploit it.  When workers are on their unprotected home networks, outside of the fortified corporate networks, it doesn’t take much to inadvertently click on something that could be malicious.  In the typical corporate network environment, something like this would be easily caught but in the home network that might not even have a simple firewall, these security breaches are greatly magnified.

Of course, the fact that there are a wide variety of different operating systems running the plethora of IoT devices out there does not make security any easier.  Although Microsoft security products provide some protection for devices running Microsoft, Apple and Google operating systems as well as devices running off competing clouds such as AWS and Google Cloud, the increasingly interconnected world will become even more difficult so secure because it becomes less about just protecting the devices with endpoint solutions and more about protecting the whole architecture that these devices connect to.  With cloud services growing at such a rapid rate, protecting end-customers connected to these services will become of paramount importance.

Which brings us back to Wedge and the cybersecurity fight that it has been battling almost since its inception.  Founded on a water treatment plant analogy where its founders felt that the best way to protect users was by cleaning the content at the source; this becomes ever increasingly important in the cloud connected world.  Through its Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP) platform, the company has been building a platform that can orchestrate an ever-growing number of security services to scan content in real-time at the network layer.  By scanning the content itself, the platform is OS agnostic; able to protect endpoint devices regardless of the OS it is running on.  With patented hyper-streaming technologies and the integration of AI and machine learning, the platform is able to scan content in milliseconds, detecting known and even unknown malware, and then blocking it before the endpoint can be compromised – effectively providing the pro-active real-time threat PREVENTION that is much-needed by IoT devices everywhere.  The solution has been deployed in both service provider and corporate networks around the world, and protects millions of endpoints on a daily basis.

At the start of the pandemic, Wedge took the cyberthreats facing WFH users very seriously and further extended its product offering to help protect workers that had been forced from their fortified corporate office networks to work from their largely unprotected home office networks.  WedgeARP, which is offered through global reseller Ingram Micro as Secure Home Office, Secure Remote Office and Secure Azure Virtual WAN, and which can be run through Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, are just some of the solutions through which Wedge is helping to alleviate the cybersecurity crisis that is looming.  By helping to secure the attack vector that WFH opened up through these offerings, Wedge, as Microsoft is doing now, continues to place itself at the forefront of the larger global cybersecurity battle.  To learn more about WedgeARP and how it is being used to provide real-time threat prevention, contact our team at: info@wedgenetworks.com.  Using innovative approaches can help us hopefully avert the big cybersecurity crisis that is looming.

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