Wedge Networks launches global rollout of Cloud Network Defense™
Date: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:13
Hongwen Zhang, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO of Wedge Networks (left), at Mobile World Congress 2015
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Wedge Networks™, the innovative leader in cloud-based cybersecurity, announced the global roll out of Cloud Network Defense™, a leading-edge solution that delivers the most high performance security across all types of traffic to and from all types of devices in very large-scale networks. This announcement was made at Mobile World Conference 2015, where the Calgary-based company was a participant in the Alberta Booth, part of the Canadian Pavilion. Wedge Networks is both a supplier to and a partner of the Canadian government.
Cloud Network Defence is a cybersecurity solution for telecom service providers, cloud network providers and other operators of large-scale networks. Based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), it delivers end-to-end Security-as-a-Service without requiring vertically integrated hardware appliances or network routing. All traffic remains within the service provider’s secured network during inspection and policy application.
The solution implements Elastic Security Services Orchestration, which integrates SDN, NFV and cloud management capabilities to perform an exhaustive policy-based deep content inspection of all inbound and outbound traffic to defend traditional devices, mobile users, data and web applications. The open platform delivers interoperability with different identity management platforms, OSS systems, cloud orchestration systems, SDN controllers and network components, and supports multiple cloud management systems such as OpenStack and KVM.
Cloud Network Defense is available immediately and is being rolled out to customers worldwide.
Hongwen Zhang, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO of Wedge Networks, said, “2015 will be an exciting year for Wedge as we look to aggressively expand our global network of service provider partners. Given the dramatic shift in the security landscape due to cloud, mobility, consumerization of IT, and Internet of Things; it’s our belief that service providers will be the optimal delivery point for providing security to consumers. It’s critical to clean traffic at the source, so people can safely access the Internet to do whatever it is they need to do. That, in a nutshell, is our mission at Wedge.”
Wedge Networks is a key technology partner to the Canadian government. The company’s WedgeOS™ platform has been tested in Canada’s shared Internet service cloud and in the future will protect the Government’s critical data being shared across diverse departmental networks.
Wedge Networks is also the recipient of several innovation grants from Canada’s Provincial and Federal governments.
One such grant is from Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures’ Product Demonstration Program for its proof of concept for managed service operators, and for implementing managed security operations for large cable network operators in Canada and the United States.
Another grant is from the IRAP Business Innovation Access Program from the National Research Council of Canada. Combined with a National Research Council grant, Wedge Networks has also supported cloud computing research at the University of Calgary.