The WedgeOS is a high performance Deep Content Inspection (DCI) platform developed by Wedge Network Inc., to provide unparalleled Anti-Malware Protection against today’s, and tomorrow’s threats. Using a variety of unique technologies, Wedge Networks is able to bridge performance, accuracy and integration to improve inspection and optimization of web traffic at line wire speeds. Packaged as a ready to deploy Network Data Processing Operating System (NDPOS), WedgeOS technology provides a web security and optimization solution for enterprises and service providers.
The key technical requirements of a DCI application can be categorized as follows:
Performance is an integral (component) requirement of a DCI appliance in large, complex networks. The scanning and processing of all content traversing the network must occur at line wire speeds, and in such a way, as to have as little impact on the end-users as possible. This performance requirement is especially evident in high bandwidth networks where the amount of traffic and the number of users taxes the limits of most incumbent solutions available in the market. In networks where reliable high speed internet usage is essential, or even critical, for business to be carried out, performance becomes a key factor in deciding whether a solution is right for an organization.
SubSonic Content Recognition:
Scanning engines that run on the WedgeOS SubSonic Content Recognition technology scan traffic at rates two times faster than the traditional methods, can handle increased bandwidth, and can reduce latency, providing the network with better performance. Overcoming the performance barrier in large networks, created by many concurrent users who send and retrieve content using a variety of communication protocols, SCR accelerates content inspection exponentially by retrieving previously scanned and identified content rather than reapplying resource expensive content inspection algorithms.
GreenStreaming is a content inspection technology that provides full inspection of a continuously arriving stream of content, scanning and releasing at regular intervals to lower network latency exponentially. Providing full content scans without sacrificing detection accuracy, WedgeOS powered devices combat malware that spans across a large portion of content without affecting network performance.
Session Based Thread Management:
WedgeOS’s Session Based Thread Management was built to take full advantage of multi-core processing. Lowering perceived network scan times and increasing system performance, over ten times that of conventional devices, Session Based Thread Management optimizes each communication session to provide users with a faster end experience.
Wedge Networks has developed a set of technologies that facilitate increased malware protection. The BeSecure is the only Anti-Malware Gateway which scans complete objects in real-time, accesses and employs full signature databases, and applies heuristic analysis and Deep Content Inspection, providing the most accurate defences available. Don’t let one piece of malware into your network, trust Wedge technology.
Open Service Bus
The OSB is architecture for applying content inspection services, such as malware blocking, spam detection, and regulatory compliance enforcement, to any third party application content. This assimilation of technologies allows organizations to increase their network security seamlessly. Organizations are able to layer third party applications onto the WedgeOS platform in order to increase their benefits, customize their protection, and garner greater product management through one location on the network.
DCI Service Policy Manager
A WedgeOS powered device can be configured to apply different inspection services to different network traffics. The configurations are specified with DCI Service Policies. The DCI Service Policy Manager is the software module that manages these policies in a fully customizable, detailed interface..
In many organizations, network and IT infrastructures are layered and structured over many years creating complicated networks. For it to be a reliable and cost effective solution, a security system must be readily deployed into any network without requiring costly network reconfigurations. With WedgeOS technology, appliances truly become plug-and-play.
High Availability Network Stack
WedgeOS is implemented with a set of purpose built network stacks to ensure network connectivity and security services are not interrupted. Collectively, these loads are called the High Availability (HA) Network Stack, and provide a failover method to protect end users.
Inline Stealth Proxy
Inline Stealth Proxy is a technology implemented in the WedgeOS for providing security services as inline proxies. With different stealth levels to suit different network integration topologies, Inline Stealth creates a “plug-and-play” experience in any network.