Wedge Networks announced a “Prevention First” program making virtual machine (VM) versions of the Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker (WedgeAMB) immediately available as free trial systems to protect enterprise networks while companies re-evaluate their threat prevention strategies.
Countless businesses and institutions globally were caught off guard and unprotected by the WannaCry ransomware attack over the past week. WedgeAMB uses a combination of patented real-time deep content inspection with four different security technologies to detect and immediately block new zero-day multi-vectored threats such as WannaCry ransomware.
For a limited time, Wedge is offering free access to WedgeAMB VMs to concerned network operators for up to 90 days, providing them with threat prevention while they seek budget approvals for longer term requirements.
“Security is evolving as rapidly as new threats such as the WannaCry ransomware attacks”, said James Hamilton, CEO of Wedge Networks, Inc. “Enterprises are challenged to keep up with investigating and evaluating new security technologies to protect against brand new, never before encountered threats. They need solutions that provide immediate protection against new threats as they emerge, without having to wait hours or days for their vendor to issue a new signature or software update. WedgeAMB provides this level of new threat prevention and we want to make it available to companies with a concern about their current vulnerability to these attacks. That’s why we’ve launched this Prevention First program.”
The WannaCry ransomware is reported to have been delivered using different threat vectors. In some cases, phishing attacks were used to deliver the ransomware payload, in other cases a worm, exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft SMB v1.0 servers was used.
WedgeAMB employs a combination of technologies which makes it uniquely positioned to defend against these multi-vectored attacks.
The 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps VM versions of WedgeAMB are available for a free download and trial period evaluation. Interested parties can register for a free trial and evaluation system by visiting www.WedgeNetworks.com or via this trial registration link.
As a VM, WedgeAMB will run on standard, commercial off the shelf server hardware which enterprise customers can procure online or from local computer stores. The VM can be loaded on a variety of virtualization hosts which are also available online. Details on the required virtualization environment can be found on the WedgeAMB data sheet.
By the end of the 90-day evaluation period, customers can convert to a fully licensed VM systems or purchase an appliance. There is no obligation to purchase a WedgeAMB license or appliance.