Wedge to Address APAC Market From Singapore Office

Canada-headquartered network security firm Wedge Networks is set to open an office in Singapore in the next two months to address opportunities in the Asia-Pacific market.

"I am currently conducting interviews to recruit for our new Singapore office, which will cover the entire Asia-Pacific region," says Steve Chappell, the executive vice president of sales and marketing and chief operations officer for Wedge Networks .

Wedge says that its products and solutions are designed to address the security threats associated with the cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things.

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The company intends to focus its activities on the telecom service provider business in the APAC region. "We would obviously be focusing on the telco business in the region," says Chappell. "Most of the candidates that I am interviewing have a carrier background."

With the APAC region emerging as one of the fastest-growing data markets in the world, it is hardly surprising that Wedge is keen on a bigger slice of the action.

The company already maintains an office in China and serves a number of clients in the region, including Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Mumbai: BHARTIARTL), India's largest telecom operator, as well as companies in Thailand and Singapore.

"The Bharti Airtel business in India is through our partner Cloudmark," says Chappell. "Our product is basically deployed to stop the malware from clogging the network."

"Security and networks have changed dramatically," he added. "Security is no longer about protecting just the devices but also the dataflow, which is where our products make the difference."

Chappell reckons as much as 70-80% of data in the Asia-Pacific region may be infected with malware, meaning there is a strong need for Wedge's products. "It is very beneficial for service providers to clean the data before transmitting it," he says.

— Gagandeep Kaur, contributing editor, special to Light Reading

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