SOURCE: EdgeWave

EdgeWave

January 29, 2014 08:00 ET

EdgeWave Offers Academic Institutions Leading Edge Advanced Web Endpoint Security for Free

EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security Provides Advanced Threat Protection to Ensure Students Have a Safe, Secure and Educational Online Experience

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - EdgeWave Inc. (www.edgewave.com), a leader in web and email security solutions, today announced the availability of EdgeWave® Cloud Endpoint Security™, a new enterprise class, cloud-based web security solution which is offered for free to academic customers. Schools, Universities, and students are faced with the same online dangers and threats that wreak havoc on the world's largest enterprises. Unfortunately, they frequently do not have access to the resources to fight these new and damaging cyber threats that are increasingly using remote and mobile endpoints as attack vectors. In fact, recent data show that higher-education networks are three times more likely to have malware than enterprise and government networks. 

To make the internet a safe and productive learning tool, EdgeWave is now offering academic institutions free remote web security to secure student and staff laptops, including Apple and PC operating systems. The new cloud-based EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security delivers powerful enterprise-grade web security to laptops, regardless of their location, without requiring VPN access or additional hardware. Software is available for download from www.edgewave.com/cloudendpointsecurity.

Simple to install and deploy across student and staff computers, the cloud service provides powerful protection from Advanced Persistent Threats, including botnets, malware, viruses, and others. Blocked website categories include adult content, copyright infringement, questionable content, and sites at risk of security exploits.

"EdgeWave's mission is enabling safe and productive access to the massive benefits of the internet. Our industry leading cloud technology lets us offer a version of our enterprise cloud security at no cost to those who are among the most important institutions in our country, the schools and universities that are educating our children and budding professionals. It is an honor for us to do so," said Dave Maquera, CEO and President, EdgeWave. 

EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security works seamlessly across on- and off-premise networks, offering a secure web browsing environment for students at wireless hotspots such as malls and coffee shops, and providing real-time web security with next to zero latency. More information about EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security can be found at www.edgewave.com/cloudendpointsecurity.

About EdgeWave, Inc.
EdgeWave is the leader in web and email security solutions, with the goal of making today's technologically connected world a safer and more efficient place. For more than 15 years EdgeWave has developed cutting-edge, award-winning technologies that enable enterprises to safely embrace the internet in a financially optimal way. With solutions such as EdgeWave ePrism® Email Security™, EdgeWave iPrism® Web Security™, EdgeWave Advanced Web Gateway™, EdgeWave Social™ and EdgeWave Mobile Security™, thousands of organizations and millions of end-users are free to safely communicate through the internet via web, email, social media and mobile devices. Headquartered in sunny San Diego, EdgeWave's employees are passionate about shaping the future of cloud-based security.

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