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Edgewave Introduces Industry's First Next Generation Firewall With Human Intelligence
Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 03:16:28 PM


EdgeWave's EPIC iGuard Adaptive Cyber Security and EPIC Next Generation Firewall Combine to Stop Data Breaches

San Diego, CA, Oct 20, 2015 - EdgeWave, Inc. (, a leading San Diego-based cyber security firm, today announced the launch of the industry’s first Next Generation Firewall with Human Intelligence. By integrating EdgeWave’s award-winning EPIC iGuardTM web content security service with the EdgeWave EPIC Next Generation FirewallTM, organizations of all sizes can now benefit from cyber defense that combines expert human analysis with machine intelligence to stay ahead of constantly evolving web-based attacks.

“There is no replacement for human intelligence in the fight against terrorism, whether on the kinetic battlefield or in the cyber domain,” said Mike Walls, Managing Director, Security Operations & Analysis at EdgeWave. Prior to joining EdgeWave Mr. Walls (CAPT, US Navy ret.) was responsible for U.S. Navy cyber operational readiness, ensuring the security of over 300 ships, 4,000 aircraft and 400,000 servicemen – the world’s largest intranet. “The trend is definitely shifting to the point where we are seeing that the majority of cyber attacks are precisely targeted, extremely advanced, and constantly evolving. The operational experience and critical deductive reasoning of expert cyber security analysts is absolutely essential to identify and stop these changing threats and protect businesses from data breaches. Quite simply, it takes a human to stop a human.”

Previously only available on the EdgeWave iPrism® Web GatewayTM, EPIC iGuard combines expert human analysis with machine intelligence to identify and block web-based attacks and the malicious websites they originate from. It takes the deductive ability of a human defender to recognize the sophisticated and evolving infiltration techniques that today’s hackers use. The EPIC Analysts behind iGuard are an experienced group of multi-lingual web security experts who analyze websites to identify attack vectors used by sophisticated hackers to attack business and steal valuable data. With EPIC iGuard’s combination of advanced technology and human analysis, web based threats like botnets, spyware, and malware are quickly and accurately identified and blocked, virtually eliminating false positives.

EPIC iGuard is now standard on all EdgeWave EPIC Next Generation Firewalls, recognized globally for providing granular application control and accurate and efficient security policy management, in an ultra-high-throughput yet affordable line of appliances. “Adaptive security fusing machine and human intelligence is a fundamental component of Military-Grade cyber security, and we proved that it worked on Department of Defense networks where we defeated extremely well-funded and motivated cyber adversaries,” said Mr. Walls. “The combination of expert EPIC iGuard security analysts with the layered protection of the EPIC Next Generation Firewall provides the most advanced defense available, transforming the entire cyber security posture of any organization instantly.”

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