Intelligent Malware Prevention Just Got Smarter

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Wedge Networks adds cloud-based malware analyzer option to the AI powered Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker to automatically characterize and learn from blocked threats

CALGARY Feb. 1, 2017—Wedge Networks, the leader in real-time network threat prevention, today announced Wedge Malware Analyzer™ (WedgeMA™), a powerful new cloud-based subscription service for analyzing and characterizing suspected malware that is blocked by the Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker™ (WedgeAMB™).

WedgeAMB delivers 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. WedgeMA further enriches this capability by executing and characterizing suspected malware and then feeding the results back to WedgeAMB systems globally to further 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. The addition of WedgeMA to our Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection Series elevates our customer’s threat intelligence and continuously optimizes WedgeAMB’s industry leading speed and accuracy.”

“I began testing WedgeAMB late in 2016”, said Jason Robohm, Cybersecurity Practice Manager and Solutions Architect for Computex Technology Solutions. “WedgeAMB has demonstrated superior threat detection and blocking performance, particularly when tested against new or highly modified variants of advanced malware and Ransomware. The addition of WedgeMA to characterize new, never before encountered malware blocked by WedgeAMB will provide powerful insights into the assets that cybercriminals are targeting and the network vulnerabilities which they intend to exploit.”

WedgeMA provides an optional cloud-based service which allows WedgeAMB customers to automatically forward content which is blocked but not conclusively identified as known malware, to the cloud for behavioural analysis. WedgeMA will automatically execute the content and issue a detailed report which characterizes the intended actions and behaviours of the malware. WedgeMA also identifies false positive verdicts, and clears legitimate applications for use.

WedgeMA automatically accumulates intelligence from both confirmed malware and confirmed false positives and then shares this intelligence with WedgeAMB systems globally to accelerate processing, thereby improving performance and accuracy for all customers using the platform. This automated, patented intelligence feedback loop enables WedgeAMB to continuously learn and improve the protection and security of customer networks.

Meet with Wedge at RSA

Wedge Networks will be at RSA 2017, San Francisco, February 13-16, 2017. Visit us at the Canadian Government’s Ontario Pavilion, Booth # S2820, and Spirent’s Booth (#S2015) where we’ll be showcasing WedgeAMB working in conjunction with Spirent’s CyberFlood™ applications and security test system. Contact us at to schedule your meeting today.

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 for more information

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