Calgary, Alberta, Canada – 13 January 2016 – Wedge Networks announced today that info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Wedge Networks, for Wedge Cloud Network Defense with WedgeIQ, a finalist for the 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards in 3 categories: Cloud Security, Internet of Things (IoT) Security and Most Innovative Security Product (Software) of the Year.
These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.
Wedge Networks is the leader in Cloud Managed Security solutions for enterprises and service providers. Wedge's Cloud Network Defense platform with WedgeIQ is based on a unique Software Defined Network Security approach (SDNS) which virtualizes all current and future security functions and weaves them into either the data plane or the control plane of a network. This technology ability allows connectivity providers, cloud providers and enterprises to provide clean (of security risks) network traffic to their customers. This enables better security for the customers and users of these organizations, and new revenues through a turnkey business model of offering security services to their subscribers based on the network bandwidth utilization.
Dr. Hongwen Zhang, CTO of Wedge Networks and Co-chair of the CloudEthernet Forum security group said: "Being recognized as a finalist in all 3 categories of Cloud Security, Internet of Things, and Most Innovative Security Product for such a prestigious award is a great achievement for Wedge Networks and recognition of the value that Cloud managed security based on SDN can and is delivering to our Service Provider customers. We believe that securing the cloud layer is the only viable way of ensuring safe computing for the many billions of connected digital devices."
About Info Security Products Guide Awards
SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in four annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer Products Guide’s Best Choice Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including people behind them, the products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com
About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks is transforming the way security is delivered. Powered by the innovative WedgeOS, Wedge Networks' Cloud Network Defense is an orchestrated threat management platform designed to combat the shifting threat landscape associated with cloud, mobility, bring your own device, Internet of Things and consumerization of IT. By applying security policies at the cloud-layer, enterprises and network operators offering security-as-a-service can achieve more effective security, using best-in-class multi-vendor technologies, with greater efficiency and scale. The award winning Wedge Platform is deployed globally, delivering security protection for tens of millions of users in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, internet and broadband service providers, and across all industry verticals. Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada and has international offices in Dallas, USA; Beijing, China; and Manama, Bahrain.