Latest Accton partnership raises bar on global network security

Wedge Networks joins forces to offer radical Security Operations Cloud

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 5th, 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

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Wedge Networks
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steve.chappell@wedgenetworks.com

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