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Latest Accton partnership raises bar on global network security

May 30, 2013

Wedge Networks joins forces to offer radical Security Operations Cloud

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – A strategic partnership between
Accton Technology and leading Canadian network security specialist
Wedge Networks was signed today and will be formally announced in a
press reception on Wednesday, June 5(th), at 2:00pm in the Canadian Pavilion (Nangan exhibition hall) at
Computex 2013, Taipei, Taiwan; the world’s most important IT buyers
show. The mission of this partnership is to leverage Wedge’s advanced
security, cloud and SDN expertise to provide Accton’s global customer
base with radical levels of network security via an Accton/Wedge
Security Operations Cloud (SOC).

George Tchaparian, CTO and senior vice president, Accton Technology
Corporation, explained: “Accton and its partnership eco-system are
already contributing a significant portion of the global internet
fabric. To add a whole new security layer to this fabric we have
partnered with Wedge Networks, a global leader in network security
solutions. The Accton/Wedge Security Operations Cloud will instantly
deliver easily managed, cost effective and fast-adapting security
solutions to all our customers and partners – from global service
providers and large enterprises to SMB clients.”

A demonstration of the solution is on display at the Wedge Networks
booth N1009A in the Computex 2013 Canada Pavilion, Taipei World Trade
Center. As an example of its many capabilities, visitors can see the
system provides instant advanced security coverage for whole networks
or individual roaming mobile users. These advanced security features
include: secure, encrypted VoIP calls; protection against malware,
advanced persistent threats (APT) and spam; data loss prevention (DLP)
and flexible options for parental control, web filtering etc.

As part of this strategic partnership, Accton has initiated an ongoing
investment in Wedge Networks; to include the adaptation of WedgeOS – a
high performance network security platform with deep content inspection
– for seamless integration across all of Accton’s current and future
advanced communications products.

Hongwen Zhang, president and CEO of Wedge Networks, commented: “Wedge
Networks is on a mission to enable secure networks, clean from today’s
rampant security threats to computing devices and attendant compliance
breaches. This strategic partnership with Accton will bring Wedge’s
leading-edge product development and innovation to Accton’s eco-system.
We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work closely with the
Accton team to provide new levels of security for the networks of today
and the future.”

About Accton
Accton Technology is a global premier provider of networking and
communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and
telecommunications vendors. Leveraging its advanced hardware core
competencies, software applications and design capability, Accton
collaborates with its strategic partners to architecture, design,
develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies in Zero
Time and with One Stop Shop. The company’s constantly-evolving core
technology and its highly-qualified global workforce make it possible
for Accton to deliver superior distributed virtual networks solutions
that are affordable and robust. For more information about Accton and
its subsidiaries, please visit http://www.accton.com

About Wedge
Wedge Networks is the leader in real-time network security solutions for
enterprises and service providers. The company’s patented WedgeOS
platform provides the next generation security infrastructure to
detect, protect against, and control threats, information leaks, and
allows future security functions to run on the network. Hardware
appliances and Software systems running on WedgeOS are deployed
globally, delivering security protection for tens of millions of users
in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, internet service
providers, and across all industry verticals. Wedge Networks is
headquartered in Calgary, Canada and has international offices in
Sunnyvale, USA, Beijing, China and Manama, Bahrain. For further
information visit: http://www.wedgenetworks.com/

SOURCE Wedge Networks

Source: PR Newswire