Alastair Ross Technology Centre Leverages Wedge Networks to Provide Guests With Secure Wi-Fi in Public Areas

Award Winning Technology Center Utilizes WedgeOS to Improve Satisfaction for Visitors and to Establish a Competitive Edge

Oct 18, 2011, 08:00 ET from Wedge Networks

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wedge Networks, an innovator providing remediation-based Deep Content Inspection for high-performance, network-based Web security, today announced that its solution has been successfully implemented by Innovate Calgary, a provider of business services and resources for technology researchers, entrepreneurs and companies, to deliver a network level security solution to public areas of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre (ARTC), a 120,000-sq-foot technology business incubator.

With guests frequently visiting the 40 on-site companies and 75 virtual corporate identities, it is crucial for ARTC to have an easy-to-use, secure public Wi-Fi network in areas such as the lobby, cafe and meeting rooms. The challenge is ensuring network security, without having control over end-users, as they are freely accessing the network without regulations over log-in access, web filtering and security on the end point device. Upon deployment in the network, WedgeOS enabled ARTC to deliver a dynamic and secure end-user experience to the client organizations' various guests.

WedgeOS benefits ARTC by:

  • Enhancing ARTC's manageability of application sessions to protect corporate guest reputations and IT assets.
  • Protecting against threats including malware, data theft, malicious URLs and fraudulent websites.
  • Providing a solution capable of handling high traffic volumes, deployed seamlessly into existing network topography and requiring minimal IT resources and management.
  • Understanding the intent of Data-In-Motion, enabling the detection and remediation of both known and novel threats without impacting network performance.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Dave MacKillop, manager, ARTC, said: "Innovate Calgary is always looking to be a venue to showcase and promote local innovative technology, and with ARTC's necessity for an efficient and secure guest network, selecting Wedge Networks was an easy choice. Its award-winning product enables us to provide a secure and robust Internet security gateway without requiring support on our end, which is a great selling point for ARTC. With Wedge Networks, users of our public Wi-Fi can confidently conduct their business free of malware and other potential threats while being assured that their private data is secure."

  • Hongwen Zhang, president and CEO, Wedge Networks, said: "We see a growing trend of organizations struggling with a lack of control over end users on their networks. This is perpetuated by increasing numbers of personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops being brought into the corporate landscape. We are proud to work with an organization that has identified this issue early on and is committed to providing a solution that enables an efficient, creative and productive work environment. By implementing the WedgeOS platform, ARTC has successfully protected its assets."

About Wedge Networks

Wedge Networks is an innovator providing remediation-based Deep Content Inspection for high-performance, network-based Web security. It provides a scalable, real-time solution that understands the intent of Data-in-Motion, enabling the detection and remediation of both known and novel threats without impacting network performance. Its BeSecure appliances are easily integrated into existing environments. Wedge Networks provides its global customers, partners and distributors a dramatically safer and innovative way to do business. For more information, visit

About Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary is a full service organization offering technology transfer and business incubator services to researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses within the advanced technology sector. We support the growth of southern Alberta's technology commercialization ecosystem through providing office and lab space, virtual tenancy and access to business resources through the Alastair Ross Technology Centre (ARTC).  In addition to ARTC, Innovate Calgary also offers; business and technical advice, programs and workshops, licensing and intellectual property and company creation.  For more information visit,  

Kevin Thornton
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