Edgecore Wedges in Simple and Effective Network Security Solution

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  May 19, 2023

Intelligent endpoints such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and IoT devices are more prevalent in today's digital landscape, as they offer advanced features, connectivity and functionality to users. However, with the increasing number of endpoints, the potential risks and vulnerabilities also multiply, making network security a critical concern.

To address these concerns, customers seek a simple network security solution. This means they want a security solution that is easy to understand, implement and manage. Complexity in security solutions leads to confusion and misconfigurations, which creates security gaps. Therefore, customers prefer solutions that offer straightforward deployment and management processes, enabling them to secure their network without extensive technical expertise.

Edgecore Networks, looking to enhance connectivity solutions and democratize networking technologies through disaggregation and open-source software, and Wedge Networks, a cybersecurity technology company that develops real-time threat prevention solutions using advanced AI techniques, have a solution that meets those expectations.

Wedge Networks (News - Alert)' Wedge Cloud Network Defense, or WedgeCND, is a cloud-managed security service designed to provide comprehensive security protection and is available as an add-on for Edgecore's WiFi (News - Alert) 6 series access points through its ecCLOUD cloud controller.

For those unfamiliar with it, ecCLOUD simplifies the task of device deployment, management and monitoring of hosting a network at a single site or multiple sites across different geographical locations.

“The activation of WedgeCND represents an important milestone in Wedge’s collaboration with Edgecore, providing large-scale, cost-effective cybersecurity solutions for ecCLOUD customers,” said Dr. Hongwen Zhang (News - Alert), CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Wedge.

The partnership offers Edgecore's customers access to a range of optimized Security-as-a-Service features seamlessly integrated into their networks, providing ubiquitous Wi-Fi network security protection.

Operating at the network layer and harnessing powerful cloud computing capacity, WedgeCND offers network security detection and protection without the necessity of separate network security software or hardware.

WedgeCND utilizes patented technologies in high-performance cloud network security and accurate threat detection through machine learning and inferencing algorithms. These technologies enable true, real-time performance without being constrained by hardware limitations, resulting in industry-leading capabilities for real-time threat prevention.

Furthermore, the service's AI-based Neural Engine is automated and continuously learning, allowing it to identify previously unseen malware in real-time. 

By activating the WedgeCND security add-on on ecCLOUD, all internet-connected hosts and endpoints utilizing Edgecore WiFi 6 access points registered to ecCLOUD receive automatic protection against various threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing and malicious websites.

“With the growing use of intelligent endpoints, customers require a simple, fast and effective network security solution,” said sTengTai Hsu, Vice President of Edgecore. “This integration provides a seamless and comprehensive security solution for Edgecore's customers, making network security protection simple and affordable for everyone.”

The WedgeCND add-on is now available on ecCLOUD.

Edited by Alex Passett
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