Wedge offers cost-conscious businesses the NDP-1038 appliance designed to address the growing malware threat facing businesses.
Network-based Web security solutions firm Wedge Networks announced an
addition to its Wedge BeSecure appliance lineup, the NDP-1038, designed to
address three major market trends: an increase in malware/blended threats,
escalating bandwidth requirements of organizations and the need for optimal
network security at affordable price points.
Wedge Networks President and CEO Hongwen
Zhang said security providers must no longer focus on where the network
capacity is today, but where it will be in terms of potential enterprise growth
and scalability in the future.
"By leveraging our Network Data Processing technology for real-time deep
content inspection, the NDP-1038 is the best-in-class for providing the
performance capacities required to ensure networks are fully protected from
malicious attacks," he said. "Furthermore, this new appliance offers
consolidated services, network integration options, expanded storage and
processing power for networks with thousands concurrent users."
The NDP-1038 is designed to be user-friendly with its Web-based point and
click interface and is intended to adapt to the constant transformations in Web
security infrastructure, according to Zhang.
The product is also built on Wedge's security features-including out-of-band
management, industry-standard SNMP monitoring and e-mail based alerts-helping
ensuring bottlenecks no longer occur in the daily business of midmarket
companies. "We are committed to continually innovating and introducing
top-of-the-line products, like the NDP-1038, that set performance benchmarks,"
The company said the NDP-1038 is designed at accommodate the resources
needed to combat the increase in malware attacks against the IT infrastructure
in enterprises and data centers with larger RAM
capacity and multicore central processing units; provide gigabit-rated fiber
and copper ports to help consolidate gateways and reduce overall costs through
enterprises and international data corporations; and present a larger event
logging capacity than similar products, with 500GB worth of log data, to
generate comprehensive regulatory reports at the lowest price-to-function cost.
With budget cuts hampering small-business IT departments and malware
increasing 295 percent over the past 12 months, Wedge argues small to midsize
businesses (SMBs) are seeking cost-effective IT security solutions. Zhang said
one distinctive trend is to implement security at larger aggregation points on
the network where enterprises are protecting a growing number of endpoints
against Web attacks using network-based security solutions.
Another manifestation of the trend, he pointed out, is the fact that network-based
security solutions are planned for even more complex aggregation points,
typically at network trunks where traffic volumes are multiplied.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.