Wedge Networks Inc. introduces a new generation of its Intelligent Web Shield™ (IWS) Solution to support SASE use cases

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Wedge’s new generation of IWS adds OpenText’s BrightCloud Threat Intelligence to Wedge’s Absolute Real-Time Protection platform and its patented deep learning technology to serve the real-time security needs of SASE use cases, from the network edge to the cloud core.

6th June 2022 – RSA – San Francisco, USA:  Wedge Networks Inc. (Wedge), an innovation leader in intelligent real-time threat prevention solutions, is introducing a new generation of its Intelligent Web Shield™ (IWS) solution available to all customers and partners using WedgeARP™ v2.6 and above to support up and coming SASE use cases.   

The ever-expanding SASE market is witnessing novel use cases such as 5G Edge/MEC services, smart infrastructure, smart manufacturing and CAV/ITS all of which require zero trust for both access and network traffic at the edge. The first is typically provided using whitelisting technologies, while for the second, conventional “detection & remediation” strategy has proven to be inadequate for such use cases. Wedge addresses both challenges by providing an innovative intelligent real-time threat prevention software platform, Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection™ (WedgeARP™). Based on leading edge deep learning threat intelligence technologies, WedgeARP™ offers a set of virtual network functions, enabling advanced, high efficacy security services. The new IWS is a result of a technology partnership between Wedge and OpenText’s BrightCloud®, delivering the most comprehensive threat intelligence in the industry due to the broad web data coverage and advanced machine learning ability.

“WedgeIWS™ is a critical solution in the WedgeARP™ product family for Managed Service Provider partners and their customers to achieve real-time cyber protection. Compared with previous versions, this new release adds a layer of intelligent real-time web threat prevention to effectively handle several emerging use cases in the SASE market.” said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, Wedge’s CEO and CTO. “The architecture choices made by most edge computing and networking systems mean they cannot be adequately protected by conventional security solutions that require large threat database and expensive behavior analysis. WedegARP™ addresses these challenges by using machine learning to ensure comprehensive threat intelligence can work seamlessly in real-time on small edge computing/networking systems. By incorporating BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence, WedgeIWS™ now addresses the SASE use cases providing both real-time threat prevention and compliance, with the added benefit of coaching and orchestrating Wedge’s other AI based security functions.”

“Cybercriminals have become increasingly difficult to detect. To establish a cyber resilient posture, up-to-date and accurate threat intelligence is essential,” said Quinn Curtis, Senior Vice President of Product Management at OpenText. “In joining forces with Wedge, we are solving a very real need in the market. BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence protects Wedge customers from malicious URLs, IPs, files and mobile apps through unique contextual insights across threat vectors powered by hundreds of millions of sensors and sixth-generation machine learning algorithms.”

Wedge Networks and BrightCloud will demonstrate the joint solution at RSA Conference 2022 from June 6th to June 9th 2022 in the OpenText/BrightCloud booth # 1535 – South Hall

About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks Inc. is an intelligent Real-Time Threat Prevention solutions company. Our innovation is a patented software platform that enables real-time security services rollout with strategic partners such as MSPs and OEMs. Wedge is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international teams in the North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa regions. Today, Wedge’s products prevent advanced security threats for tens of millions of endpoints in enterprises, governments, and critical infrastructures spanning more than 22 countries.

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About OpenText
OpenText, The Information Company™, enables organizations to gain insight through market leading information management solutions, powered by OpenText Cloud Editions.

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About BrightCloud
BrightCloud was the first threat intelligence platform to harness the cloud and artificial intelligence to stop zero-day threats in real time. The platform is used to secure businesses and their products worldwide with threat intelligence and protection for endpoints and networks. In 2019, BrightCloud was acquired by OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management.

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