Wedge Networks Named a 2016 Cool Vendor In Communications Service Provider Security Solutions By Gartner

Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes Innovative, Intriguing and Impactful Companies in the Communication Service Provider Security Market

Calgary, May 4, 2016 — Wedge Networks, the leader in Orchestrated Threat Management, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor based on the April 20, 2016, report titled, “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Security Solutions, 2016,” by Deborah Kish, Principal Research Analyst and Akshay Sharma, Research Director in the Carrier Network Infrastructure group at Gartner Inc.

The report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the security market that help carriers and service providers become more competitive, as well as offer new value-added services to their enterprise, government and home customers. In the report, Gartner explains that carriers and service providers (CSPs) “are looking for ways to move from siloed networking appliances toward fluid and dynamic cloud-based security solutions that support end-to-end control, along with dynamic pay-as-you-grow provisioning that can be provided with virtualized and orchestrated security systems.“

“We are honored to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor for 2016,” said James Hamilton, CEO of Wedge Networks. “We believe that the cloud is the center of nearly every network – it’s the last stop for data entering an organization, and the last stop for traffic exiting to the outside world. The cloud is the ideal place to implement security, and that’s why we provide cloud-based security for some of the world’s largest networks. By developing a revolutionary orchestrated threat management platform, Wedge Networks offers elastic scale security that is embedded in our customer’s cloud to protect all network users, with all devices, from all locations.”

The information provided in the Gartner report is of value to all IT professionals who are seeking to protect their networks using cutting edge cloud security, and to all CSPs and managed service providers looking for new value-added services to offer their customers.

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About Wedge

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 enforce security at the cloud-layer of the network 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, continuously updated multi-vendor technologies for EverGreen Security™, with greater efficiency and scale. Wedge Networks’ CSP Security and the Wedge Platform, has won more than a dozen awards, 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. For further information visit:

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