Wedge Networks Debuts Web Security Hardware
Calgary-based Wedge Networks, a network-based Web security solutions
company, announced the immediate availability of the NDP-1005G, its new
1U rack-mountable hardware to power BeSecure Web Gateway, the company's
Web security appliance.
The NDP-1005G is Wedge's latest addition to its network data
processing platforms designed to combat malicious attacks over the Web
and create a unified Web security platform with Web-filter and
spam-filter modules. Wedge's BeSecure Web Gateway appliance inspects
Web content at layer 7 in-line, offering content filtering and URL
filtering features as well.
The company says the NDP-1005G's cost-to-performance ratio makes it a
high performance Web security solution for small to medium-size
businesses (SMBs) comprised of 50 to 500 users. "Since the beginning of
2009, we have seen the rate of malicious attacks double, resulting in
greater risks to under-protected networks," said Wedge's chief
scientist Husam Kinawi. "SMBs, in particular, are more vulnerable to
Web security threats because they are not fully protected at the
network level, typically running only firewalls and possibly
Kinawi said there are minimal appliance options available to SMBs in the marketplace, and the existing solutions are predominately suited for mid-size and large enterprises. "As a result, SMBs are faced with a dilemma between costs, manageability and protection," he said. "The NDP-1005G hardware, alternatively, offers SMBs a single-box Web security appliance that is more affordable, easy to implement, deploy and maintain with little to no IT hassle."
promises midmarket companies seamless integration with service packs in
order to increase protection from Web-based malicious code, including
the company's BeSecure Anti-Spam Module and BeSecure Web-filter Module.
Other features include automatic e-mail alerts for monitoring purposes,
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support for managing networks
through central control stations, a user-friendly, Web-based interface
and high availability clustering.
Kinawi said with the NDP-1005G hardware, Wedge's BeSecure Web
Gateway appliance would enable SMBs to experience a low total cost of
ownership and real-time, quantifiable benefits of an enterprise-class
Web security solution built just for them.
"We are pleased to deliver these new features to the SMB market at an affordable price, especially now when many are struggling to balance budget cuts and maintaining a reliable security infrastructure," he said. "We highly advise that businesses maintain the security portion of their IT spending to ensure networks are secure from malicious Web threats that steal data and increase IT service costs.