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Wedge Networks launches IoT security platform at MWC


February 24, 2016  


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Calgary-based Wedge Networks today launched a new line of new Security-as-a-Service packages it said provides “urgently needed” Security and Compliance enforcement services for the Internet of Things (IoT) in enterprise networks.  The new packages are available immediately for implementation using Wedge Cloud Network Defense™ (CND) which can be deployed by Enterprises with their own data centre cloud, and by communications service providers (CSPs) to offer Security-as-as-Service to their business customers.

The firm made the announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“The explosive growth of wirelessly connected monitoring and control devices is ushering in an era of increased productivity and effectiveness, and creating gaps in conventional security and compliance enforcement systems for many enterprises,” it said in a release.

Wedge CND’s IoT Security and Compliance Enforcement packages provide IoT optimized security and compliance services with enforcement at the cloud layer to consistently apply policies to all network connected devices, both physical and virtual. Packages are available to address different vertical markets, such as healthcare which is subject to compliance obligations and manufacturing which is far less regulated but increasingly dependent on the IoT, it added.

“IoT innovation continues to push new boundaries here at Mobile World Congress, 2016”, said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, chief technical officer and co-founder of Wedge Networks. “Establishing plans to address the unique security and compliance challenges for the IoT is becoming a critical concern for many businesses.

Wedge Cloud Network Defense™ (CND) Security-as-a-Service

Wedge Networks has developed a revolutionary cloud-based, network security

The security platform can be implemented in a virtualized cloud compute environment to provide advanced network security applications such as Web filtering, anti-malware, anti-spam, data loss prevention, mobile security, application control, server security, application filtering and more, with unrivaled scale, performance, and service agility.

“IoT, compliance, and Security-as-a-Service are all hot topics at Mobile World Congress and the networking industry at large”, said Alan Zeichick, principal analyst of Camden Associates.