Update – Adaptiv Networks and Wedge Networks Execute Definitive Agreement for Combined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Solution

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07 March, 2021 – CALGARY, Alberta: As of March 7, 2022, Wedge Networks is pleased to inform the execution of a definitive agreement with Adaptiv Networks. Wedge previously announced entering into an MOU with Adaptiv on December 1, 2021.

Wedge will be providing its advanced Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (WedgeARP™) solution and its real-time threat prevention abilities, for the detection and blocking of ‘Never-Before-Seen-Malware’ and traditional signature-based malware, into a combined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution to be sold by Adaptiv under the Adaptiv brand. WedgeARP™ will be integrated into Adaptiv’s cloud-managed SD-WAN solution offerings. 

The official joint announcement is expected to occur in conjunction with Adaptiv’s participation at the 2022 Channel Partners Expo held in Las Vegas, April 11-14.

Please see the original MOU Announcement below from December 2021. 

Adaptiv Networks, Inc. (Adaptiv) Enters MOU with Wedge Networks to Offer Real-time Threat Prevention Through Combined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Solution

Partnership will incorporate Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection into SASE Solution, to be sold under the Adaptiv brand

1 December 2021 – CALGARY, Alberta and GATINEAU, Quebec, CANADA:  Adaptiv Networks, Inc. (Adaptiv), an innovative software technology vendor with a market-leading SD-WAN patent portfolio, headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec, announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wedge Networks Inc. to integrate the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (WedgeARP™) solution and its real-time threat prevention abilities into a combined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution.  Adaptiv’s SASE Solution will be sold globally to its customer base under the Adaptiv brand and will enable the company to offer real-time threat prevention via its SD-WAN infrastructure.

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 integrating the WedgeARP™ platform as part of Adaptiv’s cloud-managed SD-WAN solution offerings, real-time threat prevention can be enabled immediately, providing the company and its network operations team meaningful insight into the networks that they are managing while also making the managing of these networks much more efficient and cost-effective.

“At Adaptiv we believe in incorporating industry-best technologies into our SD-WAN solutions that can make a real difference for the customers and the networks that we manage. We have thoroughly examined and are extremely impressed by Wedge’s Absolute Real-time Protection platform and with the real-time cyber security services that it enables for SASE architecture.” said Bernard Breton, CEO of Adaptiv Networks. “WedgeARP™ provides the meaningful analytics and insights that our team is looking for in our managed SD-WAN solutions and will not only allow us to prevent malware attacks before they occur, but it also enables much more efficient management of our customers’ networks.”

Adaptiv combines all the components of a cloud-managed SD-WAN solution together into simple Network-as-a-Service licenses, powered by its cloud network and supported by its operations team. Its focus is on providing its customers with simple, agile, and cost-effective solutions.

“The SASE market continues to grow by leaps and bounds as companies look for solutions that can provide end-to-end protection as and when needed. Adaptiv is a leading company in the SASE space that has enabled businesses of all sizes to realize the benefits of their digital transformations,” stated Dr. Hongwen Zhang, CEO & CTO at Wedge Networks. “With more and more organizations relying on agile and efficient cloud connectivity it is our goal with this partnership to protect the organizations and users with our ability to provide real-time threat protection for all endpoints. Wedge is excited to be working with Adaptiv and to be providing our WedgeARP™ as the underlying security platform for their managed SASE platform.”

Adaptiv will distribute, market, and promote the combined SASE solutions globally under its own brand. The public release for the new SASE solution is expected to occur in February 2022, with a full marketing launch to follow.

About Adaptiv Networks, Inc. (Adaptiv)
Founded in 2002, Adaptiv Networks provides cloud-managed SD-WAN solutions powered by the largest patent portfolio in the SD-WAN industry.  The company removes barriers to business digital transformation with amazingly simple and effective cloud connectivity.  Adaptiv’s solutions are ideally suited for small to mid-sized businesses who are going through digital transformations and rely on business-critical cloud applications.  The company packages advanced technology into frictionless managed connectivity solutions it calls SD-WAN-as-a-Service.  Its products are easy-to-buy and easy-to-operate; backed with 24/7 support through its world-class network operation team and available exclusively through the company’s network of certified resellers.
For more information on Adaptiv, visit https://www.adaptiv-networks.com

About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks Inc. is a cyber security software vendor specializing in Real-time Threat Prevention. 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 https://www.wedgenetworks.com
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