Wedge Networks Named a Finalist for the 2017 Light Reading Leading Lights Awards

Calgary, Canada, 24 April 2017 - Wedge Networks, the leader in real-time network threat prevention, today announced that its submission of the “Democratization of Advanced Threat Prevention” has been named a finalist at the 2017 Leading Lights Awards in the category of Most Innovative Security Strategy by Light Reading, the market-leading online community dedicated to the global communications sector.

The Most Innovative Security Strategy Award is bestowed upon the communications service provider, systems integrator or technology developer that has unveiled the most innovative security strategy during the past year. Now in its thirteenth year, the Leading Lights Awards are the communications industry’s leading awards program. Light Reading’s reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this the most credible and authoritative awards program in the communications industry. This year’s awards will recognize the industry’s top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovations through 23 categories.

"We are extremely grateful to be named as a finalist for our security strategy of democratizing advanced threat protection through the use of our Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker™ product. This recognition provides ongoing justification for the innovative technology that we continue to offer the industry in order to provide a superior security solution.” said James Hamilton, Wedge’s CEO. “We believe that the multi-layered strategy of new and dramatically improved threat prevention, provided with low technical risk, and with configurations suitable for businesses large and small, greatly democratizes advanced threat prevention for everyone.”

About Wedge

Wedge Networks™ is revolutionizing real-time network security with cutting edge innovation, performance, and scale. Embracing global innovation, Wedge’s Cloud Network Defense™ (WedgeCND™) and Absolute Real-Time Protection (WedgeARP™) Series of products integrate and orchestrate the industry’s highest performance security inspection and mediation engines with best-in-class security technologies developed by Wedge and third parties. Purpose-built as fully virtualized security systems, these products can be deployed in the form of x86 appliances, virtual machines, or cloud application software. Today, these industry-leading solutions block security threats for tens of millions of end users in enterprise, service provider, government agency, and security-as-a-service networks spanning more than 17 countries.

Wedge Networks is headquartered in Calgary, Canada with international offices in Dallas, USA; and Manama, Bahrain. Visit for more information.

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