How Wedge Can Prevent Your Organization From Becoming a Statistic

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Statistics Canada (StatsCan) published a very telling statistic yesterday, as shown in a Globe and Mail news item stating that more than 1 in 5 Canadian businesses were hit by cyberattacks last year. The survey went on to inform that businesses spent $14 Billion on cybersecurity as they confronted the growing risks in the digital world. The most common motive for cyberattacks was an attempt to steal money or to demand a ransom payment, with theft of personal or financial information being less typical. Although theft of information accounted for less than one quarter of cyberattacks, it was the most cited reason for investing in cybersecurity, StatsCan noted.

According to the agency, as Canadian businesses continue to embrace the internet and digital technologies, they are exposed to greater cybersecurity risks and threats; with the impact of these risks and threats on the investment and day-to-day decisions of the businesses not easily understood and often cybersecurity incidents are not reported. According to StatsCan, only 10% of businesses affected by cyberattacks reported it to law enforcement agencies!

This is all about to change for Canadian businesses as of November 1st, 2018, as key provisions of the federal Digital Privacy Act come into effect, requiring companies to tell Canadian consumers when their personal information has been breached. In addition, these companies could face steep fines for violations of these breaches. Although Canadian companies shelled out over $14 Billion in 2017 on cybersecurity staff and contractors, related software and hardware and prevention and recovery measures, this accounted for only one percent of their total revenues.

Based on the StatsCan findings, it is expected that spending will most likely increase as companies shore up their cybersecurity defences. Companies will be looking for something that can not only help defend against these growing attacks but will be needing tools that can garner them much more insight into what is going on in their networks. As we see more and more breaches being announced in the news that have affected larger corporations such as banks, airlines, service providers and other retailers (see such examples as CIBC, Equifax, British Airways, Deloitte, Uber, Walmart), companies of all sizes will be looking for tools that can provide them with absolute real-time prevention against the ever-changing Advanced Threats.

This is where Wedge can help. With its Wedge Absolute Real-time Prevention (WedgeARP) solution, it is able to help protect organizations of all sizes through the orchestration of best-of-breed security algorithms and intelligence, providing advanced cyber protection, in real-time, against new and unknown malware and APTs. All of this is provided in an easy-to-manage product package that can be managed by a corporate IT department or through an MSSP. Utilizing machine learning and advanced analytics, WedgeARP can offer the critical protection as well as network insight needed by organizations in the changing regulatory environment, providing the extra layer of “insurance” that Canadian businesses will need to prevent themselves from becoming one of the growing breach statistics tracked by StatsCan!

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How Does Wedge Deal With Fileless Malware Hitting Windows 10?

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Fileless Malware on Windows 10 has become a hot topic as of late due to its potential for affecting millions of enterprise customers using Windows 10 around the world.  It poses real danger to these customers, compromising their system security by executing a file without being written to disk.  As such, it was recently posed to our tech gurus here at Wedge, asking how we deal with the recent spate of Fileless Malware that has hit Windows 10.

To start, what is “Fileless Malware”? This is a marketing term used by certain vendors that typically refers to two types of attacks:

1. Malicious activities carried out by the macros of windows documents that are only executed in memory.

2. Hackers exploiting known vulnerabilities using network intrusion techniques.

In a ZDNet article that was published today Microsoft states that it has been working on an answer to some new techniques used in penetration-testing kits to bypass its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). This is Microsoft’s key security platform for protecting Windows 10 in the enterprise. Microsoft had reported that it had detected two instances of Fileless Malware being used to deliver information stealers that run in memory without an executable file being written to disk. The malware that Microsoft detected relies on techniques from penetration-testing toolkit Sharpshooter, which generates payloads in multiple Windows formats and that can avoid detection by enterprise anti-malware products. You can read more about how Microsoft tries to stop these Fileless Malware in the ZDNet article.

As for how Wedge deals with this problem, instead of trying to detect this type of malware the way Microsoft is attempting to (they do this by implementing a detection algorithm based on runtime activity and leveraging AMSI support (Microsoft’s interface for anti-malware products, including Windows Defender) in scripting engines, targeting a generic malicious behaviour and a fingerprint of the malicious fillers technique), Wedge instead works at the network layer and views the content as a whole, providing an extra layer of protection to enhance what Microsoft is doing with their endpoint protection.  In those cases where Windows Defender is not deployed, or even in those cases where the endpoint is using an operating system other than Windows 10, WedgeARP AMB, installed at the network layer would still provide protection against Fileless Malware!  For the two types of attacks listed above:

1. If the malicious macro is actually in the macro, these would be stopped by WedgeARP AMB defences when the document passes through due to the advanced detection and blocking heuristics and the state of the art machine learning that makes up the WedgeARP system. If the macro does not contain malicious code but simply triggers a download of another malware, WedgeARP would also detect this activity and the actual malware would be stopped.

2. As for hackers exploiting known vulnerabilities using network intrusion techniques, these activities would be immediately stopped by the IPS layer of the WedgeARP AMB solution.

So, in conclusion, with any of these cases, enterprise customers can feel safe if WedgeARP AMB is deployed by their organization to protect their endpoints; Fileless Malware attacks on these protected endpoints would be stopped in their tracks.

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Wedge Networks Partners With Quantiq International Pte. Ltd. To Bring Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection To The Singaporean And Indonesian Markets

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Partnership will help defend enterprises, governments and other organizations against emerging advanced cybersecurity threats

Singapore, 28 August 2018 – Wedge Networks, the leader in orchestrated real-time threat prevention, is pleased to be working with its distributor, Quantiq International Pte. Ltd.. This partnership will bring the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (WedgeARP™) solution to the Singaporean and Indonesian markets; focusing on enterprises, governments and other organizations that are looking for real-time protection from the growing cybersecurity threats in the region.

WedgeARP utilizes technologies that incorporate Deep Learning techniques at the network layer to deliver the industry’s highest accuracy and performance for real-time, inline detection and blocking of both known and new, previously unknown Ransomware and other malware. WedgeARP also offers a malware analyzer service which further enriches this capability by executing and characterizing suspected malware and then feeding the results back to WedgeARP systems globally to improve malware prevention accuracy for all customers using the platform.

“There are a growing number of organizations looking for an orchestrated real-time prevention solution such as WedgeARP. One that they can use to protect their networks from the onslaught of new, zero-day and unknown malware instead of relying on expensive post-breach detection and remediation,” said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, President and CTO of Wedge Networks, Inc. “With their extensive experience in the region in providing leading technologies so that their customers can stay ahead of the technology curve, we are pleased to provide Quantiq International with highly effective and differentiated security solutions for its growing business.”

Kelvin Ng, Director at Quantiq International, said, “In our mission to be the Preferred Security Architect in the region, Quantiq partners with market-leading vendors to holistically help businesses solve ongoing advanced network security problems, such as ransomware and zero-day attacks, in their complex IT infrastructure. In today’s security threat landscape, taking a proactive approach to cyber security has become a necessity – with more and more enterprises turning away from conventional solutions that react and respond only after a breach has occurred. Addressing this critical trend in the market, Wedge Absolution Real-time Protection (WedgeARP) fits perfectly into Quantiq’s security solutions suite by allowing us to provide our clientele with real-time safeguarding against advanced malware intrusions, as well as valuable insights into what is happening within the networks themselves.”

About Quantiq International Pte. Ltd.
Established in Singapore in April 2001, Quantiq International has since become a leading brand in the Security Space in ASEAN. From a niche solution distributor and provider of Information Security – with exclusive distributorships for several top security vendors – Quantiq International has now evolved into a Regional Security Architect.

About Wedge
Wedge Networks is revolutionizing real-time network security with cutting edge innovation, performance, and scale. Embracing global innovation, Wedge’s Cloud Network Defense (WedgeCND) and Absolute Real-Time Protection (WedgeARP) Series of products integrate and orchestrate the industry’s highest performance security inspection and mediation engines with best-in-class security technologies developed by Wedge and third parties. Purpose-built as fully virtualized security systems, these products can be deployed in the form of x86 appliances, virtual machines, or cloud application software. Today, these industry-leading solutions block security threats for tens of millions of end users in enterprise, service provider, government agency, and security-as-a-service networks spanning more than 17 countries.

Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in USA, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, and Africa regions.

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

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Wedge Networks Announces Rob Fong as CFO

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New CFO specializing in capital and public markets to prepare company for the next stage
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 4, 2018 — Wedge Networks, the leader in orchestrated, real-time threat prevention, today announced the appointment of Rob Fong as chief financial officer to lead the company’s financial preparations for the next phase of the Company’s growth and next stage of its development. Fong replaces former CFO, Scott Bauer, as he pursues other opportunities.

Fong, with more than 20 years of capital market experience, specializing in public markets, venture capital, corporate finance, and business operations, brings extensive executive leadership experience to the rapidly growing company and is widely recognized as one of the Canadian financial market’s most respected and influential leaders. Most recently, Fong was responsible for the listings and compliance & disclosure business for the TSX Venture Exchange as the Director for Western Canada.

“We’re all very excited to have Rob join our leadership team as CFO,” said James Hamilton, Executive Chairman of Wedge Networks. “His experience, energy and history of success in capital and public markets will be very beneficial in helping our company prepare for continued growth as we enter the next phase of business and company evolution.”

Fong has been very active in the TSX Venture Exchange, working with multiple companies to successfully raise capital and launch their initial public offerings. He has also held senior management roles at Northern Securities, as vice president and branch manager, and Mackie Research Capital, as senior vice president.

“I am truly thrilled to join Wedge Networks, an exciting company and leader in the rapidly growing cyber security industry,” said Rob Fong, CFO of Wedge Networks. “Our software centric solution approach is proving to yield industry leading threat prevention and provides a recurring revenue framework for growth and predictability.”

About Wedge
Wedge Networks™ is revolutionizing real-time network security with cutting edge innovation, performance, and scale. Embracing global innovation, Wedge’s Cloud Network Defense™ (WedgeCND™) and Absolute Real-Time Protection (WedgeARP™) Series of products integrate and orchestrate the industry’s highest performance security inspection and mediation engines with best-in-class security technologies developed by Wedge and third parties. Purpose-built as fully virtualized security systems, these products can be deployed in the form of x86 appliances, virtual machines, or cloud application software. Today, these industry-leading solutions block security threats for tens of millions of end users in enterprise, service provider, government agency, and security-as-a-service networks spanning more than 17 countries.

Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in USA, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, and Africa regions. Visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/ for more information.
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Wedge Networks Increases Functionality and Performance of Industry Leading Malware Prevention Platform

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Release 2.0 of the Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker Introduces Support for Avira Anti-malware Technology and Scanning of Internal Traffic to Maximize Threat Prevention

SINGAPORE, 25 June 2018 – From the CommunicAsia show in Singapore, Wedge Networks, the leader in orchestrated, real-time threat prevention, today announced general availability of Release 2.0 software of the Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker™ (WedgeAMB™). The addition of Avira, one of the industry’s leading anti-malware providers, further elevates WedgeAMB’s industry leading network level detection and real-time blocking of malware, including Zero-Day and Advanced Persistent Threats. This new feature combines with the added ability to scan East-West traffic, in addition to North-South traffic, to maximize efficacy and the scope of use for enterprises globally.

WedgeAMB is the flagship product of Wedge’s Absolute Real-time Protection Series. It orchestrates industry leading threat detection and blocking technologies developed by Wedge Networks and partners such as Kaspersky Labs, Cylance, and now Avira. WedgeAMB’s orchestration of multiple advanced scanning technologies, running in concert with Wedge’s patented Deep Content Inspection (DCI), and Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) technologies, yields the industry’s highest performing detection of previously known, and new unknown malware, Zero-Day and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). The execution of those security scans by Wedge’s patented SubSonic Engine™ provides advanced threat prevention with imperceptible latency; available as virtual machines or appliances operating at sustained line rates of up to 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps.

“The addition of Avira to WedgeAMB gives our customers the option to use one AV technology, or the other, or to run them all concurrently,” said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, President and CTO of Wedge Networks, Inc. “This freedom to choose which AV technologies to license and activate is very important to certain customers, such as government agencies that may have standardized on one vendor or another. WedgeAMB’s locally orchestrated approach to security scanning is unique and enables this depth of security functionality, without the traditional trade-off of increased latency. This allows our customers to maximize threat prevention and network performance concurrently.”

“Avira is excited to partner with Wedge Networks to further enhance WedgeAMB™ and the broader portfolio of Wedge Networks products,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira Networks. “Our SAVAPI anti-malware technology is a perfect complement to WedgeAMB’s focus of detecting and blocking malware before it’s delivered to endpoints.”

The Release 2.0 feature supporting hair pinned traffic inspection now enables WedgeAMB to inspect traffic flowing laterally through the enterprise network as well as the traffic entering and leaving the enterprise. This increased functionality adds protection to detect and block locally introduced threats, such as from a USB drive, before malware is broadly distributed, minimizing risk and response efforts of quarantining and removing threats from infected devices.

Wedge has already deployed Release 2.0 of WedgeAMB in customers’ proof of concept trials, yielding great results and new customer purchase orders. Release 2.0 is available as a software upgrade to existing deployments and is generally available for purchase with all future WedgeAMB orders.

About Wedge
Wedge Networks™ is revolutionizing real-time network security with cutting edge innovation, performance, and scale. Embracing global innovation, Wedge’s Cloud Network Defense™ (WedgeCND™) and Absolute Real-Time Protection (WedgeARP™) Series of products integrate and orchestrate the industry’s highest performance security inspection and mediation engines with best-in-class security technologies developed by Wedge and third parties. Purpose-built as fully virtualized security systems, these products can be deployed in the form of x86 appliances, virtual machines, or cloud application software. Today, these industry-leading solutions block security threats for tens of millions of end users in enterprise, service provider, government agency, and security-as-a-service networks spanning more than 17 countries.

Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in USA, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, and Africa regions. Visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/ for more information. Looking for a new way to be informed? Join the new Wedge Networks Investor Group on 8020Connect.

About Avira
Avira protects people in the connected world – enabling everyone to manage, secure, and improve their digital lives. The Avira umbrella covers a portfolio of security and performance applications for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS. In addition, the reach of our protective technologies extends through OEM partnerships. Our security solutions consistently lead in independent tests for detection, performance, and usability. Avira is a family-owned company with headquarters near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany, and additional offices in Munich, Bucharest, Beijing, and Silicon Valley. A portion of Avira’s sales support the Auerbach Foundation, which assists education, children, and families in need. For more information, visit http://www.avira.com/.

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Dr. Hongwen Zhang Presents at NXTAsia 2018 – Multi-Services Security Orchestration for Mobile Security

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June 26-28.2018 – ConnecTechAsia 2018 – Marina Bay Sands & Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, SINGAPORE – Wedge Networks will be participating as a guest at the Canadian Government’s Alberta Pavilion. Wedge’s President and CTO, Dr. Hongwen Zhang will also be presenting at the NXTAsia 2018 event under the Cyber-Security / Enterprise Mobility theme on June 28th from 2:45-3:00pm at the NXTAsia Theatre (IoT Theatre, Level 5).  To learn more about how Deep Learning is being used for Mobile Malware detection along with how Multi-Services Security Orchestration is allowing this to happen, don’t miss out on Dr. Zhang’s presentation!

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Wedge Networks Partners With Bangkok Systems To Bring Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection To The Royal Thai Army Hospital

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Partnership will help defend businesses, governments and consumers against emerging advanced cybersecurity threats

Bangkok, Thailand, 14 March 2018Wedge Networks, the leader in real-time threat prevention, has been working with its partner, Bangkok Systems, to bring its Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP) solution to the Thai market and has recently deployed it in the Royal Thai Army Hospital.

WedgeARP utilizes technologies that incorporate Deep Learning techniques at the network layer to deliver the industry’s highest accuracy and performance for real-time, inline detection and blocking of both known and new, previously unknown Ransomware and other malware. WedgeARP also offers a malware analyzer service which further enriches this capability by executing and characterizing suspected malware and then feeding the results back to WedgeARP systems globally to improve malware prevention speed and accuracy for all customers using the platform.

“Malware prevention is job number one but elevating threat intelligence is also critically important,” said James Hamilton, CEO of Wedge Networks, Inc. “Our customers also want to understand the intentions of blocked threats. We are pleased to be working with Bangkok Systems to provide our security solutions where they are greatly needed within the Royal Thai Army Hospital.”

Kris Nawani, IT Security Solution Manager, Bangkok Systems & Software Company, said: “BKK Systems partners with market-leading vendors to deliver best of breed technologies that help enterprises solve ongoing advanced network security problems, such as blocking ransomware and zero-days, in their complex IT infrastructures. Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection is a perfect fit into the BKK Systems security solutions portfolio and helps to eradicate advanced malware intrusions as well as provides valuable insights into what is happening within the networks themselves.”

About Wedge
Wedge Networks™ is revolutionizing real-time network security with cutting edge innovation, performance, and scale. Embracing global innovation, Wedge’s Cloud Network Defense™ (WedgeCND™) and Absolute Real-Time Protection (WedgeARP™) Series of products integrate and orchestrate the industry’s highest performance security inspection and mediation engines with best-in-class security technologies developed by Wedge and third parties. Purpose-built as fully virtualized security systems, these products can be deployed in the form of x86 appliances, virtual machines, or cloud application software. Today, these industry-leading solutions block security threats for tens of millions of end users in enterprise, service provider, government agency, and security-as-a-service networks spanning more than 17 countries.

Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international offices in Dallas, USA; and Manama, Bahrain. Visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/ for more information

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Are You Investing In The Right Tools To Protect Your Network In Today’s Threat Landscape?

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We’re now midway into the 2nd month of 2018 with the beginning of year formalities behind us. For many IT Security practitioners, their budgets have been renewed for the year and security teams are looking at new security technologies with which they can protect their networks. As attacks become more focused and more monetized, security leaders are needing to ensure that their networks are fully up to date with the latest patches and that they have systems in place that can detect and protect against vulnerabilities. However, just blocking attacks is no longer going to be enough as hackers use evolving tactics in cyber-intrusion and increased evasion. Combined with lowered security team head counts with less people doing more work, what is really needed is the implementation of systems that can provide security leaders with actionable threat intelligence so that they can understand what is going on within their networks and see the challenges still being faced by the security technologies that are currently deployed.

Our complimentary publication: How to Respond to the 2018 Threat Landscape, from leading Analyst firm Gartner, will allow security leaders to take stock on their current security technologies and see where their renewed budgets might be better spent for the year.

This publication will provide an overview on how the threat landscape is changing and where business trends are moving. It will also provide a number of recommendations to those security leaders who find that their businesses are moving more increasingly to the cloud and what they should be looking at with the emerging technologies in order to implement continued protection.

Many security leaders need to put their best foot forward in order to provide their best up-front defense in preventing threats. They should look at the progression of trends throughout the info security realm and in business as these threats can either be enabled or hindered by how the enterprise deals with their security issues and with which new security technologies they introduce into their networks. By embracing tools that empower them to observe key targets of attacks and changes in trend lines, they’ll be able to see where to focus within their networks for more sustained and effective security. New technologies are now available that allow security leaders to have a clearer insight into their networks and that can arm them with actionable threat intelligence so that they can remain several steps ahead in the new threat landscape.

Get the publication here.

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Wedge Partners With Spirent To Showcase Advanced Threat Prevention With Uncompromising Performance At Black Hat USA 2017

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Live Testing With Brand New Malware Demonstrates WedgeAMB’s Superior Threat Prevention Abilities While Maintaining Greater Than 100 Percent Of Rated Throughput Performance

Las Vegas, Nevada, July 26, 2017 –Wedge Networks, the leader in real-time network threat prevention, is showcasing Release 1.7 of the Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker™ (WedgeAMB) at Black Hat USA 2017. The newest release adds even further robustness and configuration options to the industry’s highest efficacy network security platform portfolio. WedgeAMB blocks ransomware and other advanced new threats before data is delivered to endpoints; with industry leading performance. The platform is now available in 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps appliance and virtual machine versions, and a preview of the soon to be released 10 Gbps appliance is now available for demonstrations.

A 1 Gbps rated appliance version of WedgeAMB will be running in a live test environment, in the Black Hat Business Hall, with real-world traffic patterns and new, never before encountered, malware generated by the Spirent™ CyberFlood™ application and test system. CyberFlood is one of the most comprehensive and advanced cyber security test systems available, with the ability to generate tests; including both previously known viruses and malware and new, never before encountered variants of malware to verify the real-world efficacy of security products. Wedge invites Black Hat attendees to stop by the Spirent Booth (#754) to see a live demonstration of WedgeAMB and CyberFlood to see the results and user experience in person.

Blocking New Zero Day Ransomware Like WannaCry, Erebus, NotPetya and More!

The recent global ransomware attacks such as WannaCry, Erebus, and NotPetya have elevated the need for advanced threat prevention solutions that can block new malware which routinely bypasses signature and heuristic-based anti-virus systems. Even sandboxes, and other behavioral based systems, which detect but do not immediately block new malware, are proving to be too little, too late in the battle against ransomware. WedgeAMB is demonstrating the industry’s highest efficacy against new malware, with industry leading performance to block ransomware and other new threats, without degrading network performance.

“WedgeAMB is setting new security and performance benchmarks in the field”, said Steve Chappell, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operations Officer of Wedge Networks. “WedgeAMB has been put through the paces by numerous government agencies, major banks and investment firms, hospitals and other organizations globally, with a mandate to defend their networks against the surge in new advanced ransomware attacks. The results are highly consistent, with customers confirming that WedgeAMB blocks new, advanced threats in real-time, even when their other systems do not. We’ve even had customers refuse to return evaluation systems until they can get their new WedgeAMB system ordered and in place to protect their network.”

WedgeAMB Free Evaluation System

WedgeAMB™ is one of the key security application sets supported on the Wedge’s Absolute Real-time Protection (WARP) Series of network security products. WedgeAMB is available in both appliance and virtual machine (VM) versions, supporting 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and soon 10 Gbps network connections.

The 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps VM versions of WedgeAMB are available for a free download and trial period evaluation. Interested parties can register for a free trial and evaluation system by visiting www.WedgeNetworks.com or via this trial registration link.

Meet with Wedge at Black Hat USA 2017

Wedge Networks will be at Black Hat USA 2017, Las Vegas, July 26-27, 2017. Visit us at Spirent’s Booth (#754) where we’ll be showcasing WedgeAMB, working in conjunction with Spirent’s CyberFlood™ applications and security test system. Contact us at marketing@wedgenetworks.com to schedule your meeting today.

About Wedge Networks:

Wedge Networks™ is revolutionizing real-time network security with cutting edge innovation, performance, and scale. Embracing global innovation, Wedge’s Absolute Real-Time Protection (WedgeARP™) Series of products integrate and orchestrate the industry’s highest performance security inspection and mediation engines with best-in-class security technologies developed by Wedge and third parties. Purpose-built as fully virtualized security systems, these products can be deployed in the form of x86 appliances or virtual machines. Today, Wedge’s industry-leading solutions block security threats for tens of millions of end users in enterprise, service provider, and government agency networks spanning more than 17 countries.

Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international offices in Dallas, USA; and Manama, Bahrain. Visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com/ for more information.

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WannaCry, Erebus, Petya Variants – Are You Ready For The Next MALWARE Attack? WedgeAMB Will Protect You!

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We have seen a number of large scale attacks leveraging the recently published NSA tools and exploits. The latest attack seems very similar to the Petya virus which used a Ransomware-as-a-Service platform making it available to a wide range of cybercriminals, regardless of their hacking skills. However, unlike Petya, this new variant is proving to be more vicious – in effect, a wiper that wipes PCs and servers, rather than ransomware.

The recent attacks, however, highlight two key trends:

  • The fact that many enterprises do not or cannot implement patches for known vulnerabilities
  • This new generation of malware far exceeds many security products’ ability to detect and immediately block these new malware and new malware variants.

New advanced threats such as we’re seeing recently require a multi-layered defense strategy that can protect against multi-vectored threats. Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker (WedgeAMB) uses both conventional and new, cutting edge security scanning technologies in combination with our patented Deep Content Inspection technology to provide maximum content visibility at the network layer. The Wedge Security Orchestrator facilitates multi-vectored scanning technologies while managing the patented SubSonic Engine to provide these services at line rate speed, with imperceptible latency.

Similar to the results with the WannaCry and Erebus ransomware, WedgeAMB blocks this new Petya variant through multiple levels of defense,

First, WedgeAMB detects the network propagation of this new malware that leverages the EternalBlue SMB vulnerability, using a packet-based scanning engine

Second, WedgeAMB operates at the content level, assembling network packets into actual content (because new generation of malware knows how to evade packet-based scanning engines) and then uses signature and heuristic based scans to detect and block all of the signatures associated with this threat.

Third, in the event that there is brand new variant that evades detection by the packet-based, the signature and heuristic network content based scanners, the third engine is a realtime, inline AI malware prediction network content scanner that Wedge Networks developed using Cylance’s award-winning endpoint security solution, allowing enterprises for the first time the ability to detect and block these unknown threats including this!

Are you ready for the next attack? If not, consider downloading our free WedgeAMB Prevention First trial system and start protecting your network immediately!

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