Wedge Networks, specialist in orchestrated, real-time threat prevention, has announced general availability of Release 2.0 software of the Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker (WedgeAMB). The addition of Avira, one of the industry’s leading anti-malware providers, further elevates WedgeAMB’s industry leading network level detection and real-time blocking of malware, including Zero-Day and Advanced Persistent Threats. This new feature combines with the added ability to scan East-West traffic, in addition to North-South traffic, to maximize efficacy and the scope of use for enterprises globally.
WedgeAMB is the flagship product of Wedge’s Absolute Real-time Protection Series. It orchestrates industry leading threat detection and blocking technologies developed by Wedge Networks and partners such as Kaspersky Labs, Cylance, and now Avira. WedgeAMB’s orchestration of multiple advanced scanning technologies, running in concert with Wedge’s patented Deep Content Inspection (DCI), and Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) technologies, yields the industry’s highest performing detection of previously known, and new unknown malware, Zero-Day and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). The execution of those security scans by Wedge’s patented SubSonic Engine provides advanced threat prevention with imperceptible latency; available as virtual machines or appliances operating at sustained line rates of up to 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps.
“The addition of Avira to WedgeAMB gives our customers the option to use one AV technology, or the other, or to run them all concurrently,” said Dr. Hongwen Zhang, President and CTO of Wedge Networks, Inc. “This freedom to choose which AV technologies to license and activate is very important to certain customers, such as government agencies that may have standardized on one vendor or another. WedgeAMB’s locally orchestrated approach to security scanning is unique and enables this depth of security functionality, without the traditional trade-off of increased latency. This allows our customers to maximize threat prevention and network performance concurrently.”
“Avira is excited to partner with Wedge Networks to further enhance WedgeAMB and the broader portfolio of Wedge Networks products,” said Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira Networks. “Our SAVAPI anti-malware technology is a perfect complement to WedgeAMB’s focus of detecting and blocking malware before it’s delivered to endpoints.”
The Release 2.0 feature supporting hair pinned traffic inspection now enables WedgeAMB to inspect traffic flowing laterally through the enterprise network as well as the traffic entering and leaving the enterprise. This increased functionality adds protection to detect and block locally introduced threats, such as from a USB drive, before malware is broadly distributed, minimizing risk and response efforts of quarantining and removing threats from infected devices.
Wedge has already deployed Release 2.0 of WedgeAMB in customers’ proof of concept trials, yielding great results and new customer purchase orders. Release 2.0 is available as a software upgrade to existing deployments and is generally available for purchase with all future WedgeAMB orders.