CALGARY, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has announced it has chosen technology from Wedge Networks™, the leader in Cloud-Based Security Services to protect its information systems from advanced security threats. The WedgeOS™ platform is a first-of-its-kind solution that melds patented network traffic inspection capability with software defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to deploy a rich set of security services for large populations of computing devices, from traditional servers and personal computers, to mobile computing devices, to the modern "internet of things".
"Today the traditional network perimeters are evaporating." Said Hongwen Zhang, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO of Wedge Networks. "Data is in the cloud, consumerization of IT is embraced, we have a mobile workforce where users co-mingle multiple types of devices throughout the day, and almost everything - phones, tablets, cars, medical equipment, point of sale systems and even thermostats - has an internet connection. We built the WedgeOS™ platform to deliver security protection for users as they embrace the cloud computing model." he said.
Deployed in the data centres of Shared Services Canada, WedgeOS™ will protect the Government's critical information systems being shared across diverse departmental networks, and in the future will protect information being shared between Canada and other countries.
Before being awarded the contract, WedgeOS™ was deployed in the Government's verification networks to validate all functions, including advanced data leakage protection and anti-malware. WedgeOS™ software can provide Government networks with accurate and transparent web security by inspecting all content - both inbound and outbound for malicious activity and making sure advanced threats are detected and contained.
Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, recently visited Wedge Networks 2013 to announce the government contract awarded to Wedge Networks under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) and said: "Cyber security is critically important in this online age. So we are excited about WedgeOS. It is a software platform that conducts a full inspection of content within Internet traffic in real time. A cutting-edge innovation such as this one could bring many benefits to the IT industry so I am very pleased to announce this contract."
About Wedge Networks™
Wedge Networks™ is transforming the way security is delivered. Its innovative WedgeOS™ is a true cloud security platform designed to combat the shifting threat landscape associated with the consumerization of IT. Unlike first generation security products, cloud-assisted appliances or even dedicated security clouds, WedgeOS™ enables inline inspection of both inbound and outbound traffic embedded within the cloud layer across all platforms and device types without latency. WedgeOS™ is deployed globally, delivering security protection for tens of millions of users in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, Internet Service Providers and across all industry verticals. Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada and has international offices in Sunnyvale, USA; Beijing, China; and Manama, Bahrain.