New Security Options Address Critical Gaps in Enterprise Security and Enable Compelling Security-as-a-Service Offerings for MSSPs
BARCELONA Feb. 23, 2016 — From the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, Wedge Networks, the leader in orchestrated threat management solutions, today announced a family of new Security-as-a-Service packages, to provide urgently needed Security and Compliance enforcement services for the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) in Enterprise networks globally. The new packages are available immediately for implementation using Wedge Cloud Network Defense™ (CND) which can be deployed by Enterprises with their own data center cloud, and by Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to offer Security-as-as-Service to their business customers.
The explosive growth of wirelessly connected monitoring and control devices is ushering in an era of increased productivity and effectiveness, and creating gaps in conventional security and compliance enforcement systems for many Enterprises. Wedge CND’s IoT Security and Compliance Enforcement packages provide IoT optimized security and compliance services with enforcement at the cloud layer to consistently apply policies to all network connected devices, both physical and virtual. Packages are available to address diverse needs of different vertical markets, such as healthcare which is subject to Health Information Privacy and Protection Act (HIPPA) compliance obligations to manufacturing which is far less regulated but increasingly dependent on the IoT.
“IoT, compliance, and Security-as-a-Service are all hot topics at Mobile World Congress and the networking industry at large”, said Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst of Camden Associates. “Wedge’s new Security-as-a-Service offerings for IoT security and compliance will give service providers a variety of new services to support their enterprise customers. We expect that those new services will solve real-world enterprise security problems, as well as differentiate forward-thinking service providers.”
“IoT innovation continues to push new boundaries here at Mobile World Congress, 2016”, said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, chief technical officer and co-founder of Wedge Networks. “Establishing plans to address the unique security and compliance challenges for the IoT is becoming a critical concern for many businesses, and we believe Security-as-a-Service will prove to be an ideal approach for many industries.”
Wedge Cloud Network Defense™ (CND) Security-as-a-Service
Wedge Networks has developed a revolutionary cloud-based, network security platform called Wedge Cloud Network Defense™ (CND). This industry leading security platform can be implemented in a virtualized cloud compute environment to provide advanced network security applications such as web filtering, anti-malware, anti-spam, data loss prevention, mobile security, application control, server security, application filtering and more, with unrivaled scale, performance, and service agility. CND’s sustained performance over scale, multi-tenancy support, and the software-based licensing model of the platform have proven to be an ideal combination for service providers seeking to offer innovative new security services, while minimizing capital investments and business risk.
Wedge Networks™ is transforming the way security is delivered. Powered by the innovative WedgeOS™, Wedge Networks’ Cloud Network Defense is an orchestrated threat management platform designed to combat the shifting threat landscape associated with cloud, mobility, bring your own device, Internet of Things and consumerization of IT. By applying security policies at the cloud-layer, enterprises and network operators offering security-as-a-service can achieve more effective security, using best-in-class, continuously updated multi-vendor technologies for EverGreen Security™, with greater efficiency and scale. The award winning Wedge Platform is deployed globally, delivering security protection for tens of millions of users in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, internet and broadband service providers, and across all industry verticals. Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada and has international offices in Dallas, USA; Beijing, China; and Manama, Bahrain. For further information visit: http://www.wedgenetworks.com/
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