Responding to the Need by MSSPs for a Next Generation Secure Web Gateway, Wedge Announces the Release of its Wedge Intelligent Web Shield™

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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – February 25th, 2019 – In response to MSSP’s need for in-depth monitoring and visibility, advanced threat detection, and support for mobile/remote office users, Wedge Networks, the global leader in Orchestrated Real-time Threat Prevention, is pleased to announce the release of its Wedge Intelligent Web Shield™ (WedgeIWS™) product under its Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection series.

By adding improved visibility into all layers of network traffic, real-time detection and blocking of advanced threats, and versatile form factors of VM, appliance, or cloud; WedgeIWS™ brings many features that improve on the traditional Secure Web Gateway products currently in the market. According to industry research firm Gartner, in their December 2018 “Critical Capabilities for Secure Web Gateways” publication, “The three primary use cases for secure web gateways (SWGs) are monitoring and visibility (for example, observing user behavior on the internet), advanced threat defense, and protecting remote offices and mobile workers.” WedgeIWS™, part of the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection product line, with its Deep Content Inspection technology, deep learning AI-based real-time malware detection and blocking, best-of-breed web security intelligence, and flexible deployment and management capabilities, provides a strong solution in the market for all these use cases.

“Managing web security in a cloud connected, service centric era is a very challenging task, not only for SMEs, but also for government and large enterprises. MSSPs are playing an important role in ensuring safe and secure internet usage. They are asking for solutions that can be readily inserted into the newer network topologies such as high-speed 5G mobile networks, IoT networks, SDN, SD-WAN, and asymmetric multi-datacenter networks. Current generation SWGs are having a tough time keeping pace with this trend. The industry has been looking for an upgraded SWG product that can solve these problems.”, said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, CEO & CTO, Wedge Networks.

“We have been using products powered by Wedge’s network security platform for a number of years to provide robust managed security services to our diverse end- customers. The products’ ease of use and Wedge’s exemplary support made that possible. By adding advanced SWG services to the platform, Wedge now gives MSSPs, such as ours, the added edge we need to both provide unparalleled real-time malware prevention but to also be able to offer these services in our client’s ever-changing computing infrastructure.”, stated Dave Hodkinson, Managing Director, Spectrum Computer Solutions, UK. “With WedgeIWS™, MSSPs can deliver to their customers effective and differentiated managed security service to ensure safe and secure computing.”

The WedgeIWS product provides the deepest visibility into network activities with its patented Deep Content Inspection. This serves as a linchpin to insightful, actionable security analytics for its users. As well, with multiple signature and heuristics-based scanning engines, greatly enhanced with an embedded deep-learning neural network and robust services orchestration, Wedge’s new product is an effective managed network security platform for all MSSPs.

About Wedge Networks
Based in Calgary, Canada, Wedge Networks develops cyber security software/solutions for the cloud connected world. The company is focused on providing real-time prevention against advanced threats at the network layer; currently securing nearly 100M endpoints in data/cloud centers across the globe. It sells its products through partners such as VAD/VAR/MSSP/MDR.

Recognized by leading industry experts as a leader in Orchestrated Threat Management, Wedge uses a patented deep content inspection technology to gain deep insights to network application data (MIME objects) for web, email, and data transmissions in high bandwidth/low latency networks that are typical of data/cloud centers. Its platform orchestrates a rich set of security Virtual Network Functions (VNF), including a well-trained Deep Learning Artificial Neural Network to detect and prevent advanced threats from entering the enterprise networks. All these advanced features are packaged as Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP) and are delivered in VMs, cloud instances, or server appliances. The ability to provide real-time, high efficacy threat prevention with a software-based orchestration architecture makes WedgeARP a tool-of-choice for MSSP/MDR partners to serve their enterprise customers.

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