Wedge Networks Inc.

Wedge Networks Inc.

January 25, 2008 12:37 ET

Wedge Networks Launches Industry Leading BeSecure Message Gateway Security Appliance

Wedge Networks adds the BeSecure Message Gateway to their performance driven line of security appliances. The BeSecure Message Gateway offers real time, in-line network based content inspection of all inbound and outbound email traffic for the purpose of eliminating spam and virus threats. By partnering with Cloudmark and Kaspersky Lab, Wedge Networks now offers best of breed anti-virus and spam protection that provides the Gigabit performance required to detect, block and defend against the spam epidemic.

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2008) - Wedge Networks expands their award winning line of BeSecure security appliances by launching the BeSecure Message Gateway.

Spam growth continues to be a key challenge for corporations around the globe. Enterprise and Service Provider customers require a solution that cost effectively addresses the increasing volume of spam and the sophistication of virus attacks over email.

Employing their Network Data Processing technology, Wedge Networks BeSecure Message Gateway appliance sits at the edge of the network, providing Gigabit performance, deep content inspection of all inbound and outbound email traffic. The scanned traffic is compared against known spam and virus signatures and is blocked prior to reaching the company's messaging infrastructure.

Partnering with best of breed technology partners Kaspersky Lab and Cloudmark for their anti-virus and spam solutions, respectively, Wedge Networks ensures the most accurate and current protection available. "As the industry-leading vendor in the anti-malware technology licensing market we choose best-of-breed companies for technology integration and partnership. We are delighted to be a part of Wedge Networks message gateway appliance offering high performance protection for enterprise and service provider customers," commented Peter Laakkonen, President at Kaspersky Lab Customized Solutions, Inc.

"Cloudmark is pleased to integrate our complementary technology into Wedge Network's BeSecure Message Gateway," said Jacinta Tobin, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Cloudmark. "Cloudmark's unbeaten filtering accuracy and carrier-grade performance combined with Wedge Networks' inline network-based content inspection provides a strong offering for organizations that demand scalability."

Providing layer 7 content inspection of email protocols at Gigabit speeds, the BeSecure Message Gateway is able to inspect up to 3.5 million emails per hour, providing the level of performance required by enterprise level corporations and service providers to drive down the cost of detecting, blocking and defending against unwanted spam and virus traffic.

Wedge Networks BeSecure Message Gateway appliance is available internationally through resellers. For additional information on Wedge Networks and their BeSecure product line, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com

About Wedge Networks:

Wedge Networks is a leader in providing "next generation" high performance Content Inspection Technology for the purpose of providing enterprise and service provider market with a new breed of security appliances. Wedge Networks has pioneered an innovative Network Data Processing (NDP) technology for the purpose of delivering Gigabit speed, deep content inspection of Internet protocols such as, web, email and FTP traffic. They have translated their industry leading content inspection performance and accuracy, into products that detect, block and defend against Internet attacks and data leakage.

About Kaspersky Lab:

Kaspersky Lab delivers the world's most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing and spam. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and the industry's fastest outbreak response time for large enterprises, SMBs, home users and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky(R) technology is used worldwide inside the products and services of more than 100 of the industry's leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.

About Cloudmark

Cloudmark, Inc. is a global leader in carrier-grade messaging security, delivering the industry's fastest, most comprehensive and most accurate real-time spam, virus and phishing protection for fixed and mobile networks. Cloudmark solutions combine highly sophisticated Advanced Message Fingerprinting(TM) technology based on innovative, high-performance algorithms and a Global Threat Network consisting of trusted reporters in 200 countries to provide security intelligence and filtering at all points in the messaging infrastructure. Cloudmark solutions currently protect more than 300 million mailboxes and the company works with more than 100 of the world's largest service provider and mobile operator networks (including seven of the top 10 in North America), such as EarthLink, Comcast, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, NTT Communications, Sprint Nextel, Virgin Mobile and Swisscom, as well as hosted messaging providers, including domainFACTORY. Cloudmark is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.cloudmark.com.

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