Wedge Networks enriches industry leading asymmetric Web filtering solution with value-added services for Internet compliance
Date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:27
James Hamilton, CEO of Wedge Networks, Inc
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From the RSA 2016 show in San Francisco, California, Wedge Networks, the leader in orchestrated threat management, extended its solution offering to enable value-added services in conjunction with its market leading Web filtering solution. Web Filtering for Internet compliance can be implemented with Wedge Cloud Network Defense (CND), using an Asymmetric filtering technique that compared to traditional techniques requires as little as ten percent of the footprint to achieve compliance.
“Internet traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace, with some of our customers’ reporting that traffic levels across their networks are doubling every twelve to eighteen months”, said James Hamilton, recently appointed CEO of Wedge Networks, Inc. “Wedge CND enables them to achieve regulatory compliance, and offer their customers the choice of a more customized Internet experience, while reducing the solution footprint, complexity and cost.”
Conventional proxy-based Web filtering systems require both the outbound Universal Resource Locator (URL) web page request, which accounts for typically ten to fifteen percent of HTTP/HTTPS traffic, and the inbound web page reply, which accounts for the remaining eighty-five to ninety percent of traffic. Wedge CND’s Asymmetric Web filtering technique scans only the outbound URL requests and blocks requests for unapproved URLs and categories of URLs, to enforce compliance requirement before the request reaches the internet. This approach has a corresponding reduction in the scale of Web filtering equipment that must be procured, installed, powered, cooled, routinely updated, and otherwise maintained for dramatic capital and operational expense reductions. The reduction in equipment and operational complexity positions Wedge CND’s Asymmetric Web Filtering system as the platform of choice for Internet Compliance applications.
Wedge CND’s latest system release introduces support for multi-services policies, enabling service providers to offer personalized, value-added Web filtering and security services to meet the diverse needs of government agencies, enterprises, schools and residential consumers. Wedge CND’s industry leading support for multi-services with multi-tenancy allows network operators to extend Web filtering administrative domains to their internal and end-user ISP customers, so they may self select and modify criteria from an available selection of value-added security services.