Jan 29, 2014

EdgeWave Inc., a leader in web and email security solutions, today announced the availability of EdgeWave® Cloud Endpoint Security™, a new enterprise class, cloud-based web security solution which is offered for free to academic customers. Schools, Universities, and students are faced with the same online dangers and threats that wreak havoc on the world’s largest enterprises. Unfortunately, they frequently do not have access to the resources to fight these new and damaging cyber threats that are increasingly using remote and mobile endpoints as attack vectors. In fact, recent data show that higher-education networks are three times more likely to have malware than enterprise and government networks.

To make the internet a safe and productive learning tool, EdgeWave is now offering academic institutions free remote web security to secure student and staff laptops, including Apple and PC operating systems. The new cloud-based EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security delivers powerful enterprise-grade web security to laptops, regardless of their location, without requiring VPN access or additional hardware. Software is available for download from www.edgewave.com/cloudendpointsecurity.

Simple to install and deploy across student and staff computers, the cloud service provides powerful protection from Advanced Persistent Threats, including botnets, malware, viruses, and others. Blocked website categories include adult content, copyright infringement, questionable content, and sites at risk of security exploits.

“EdgeWave’s mission is enabling safe and productive access to the massive benefits of the internet. Our industry leading cloud technology lets us offer a version of our enterprise cloud security at no cost to those who are among the most important institutions in our country, the schools and universities that are educating our children and budding professionals. It is an honor for us to do so,” said Dave Maquera, CEO and President, EdgeWave.

EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security works seamlessly across on- and off-premise networks, offering a secure web browsing environment for students at wireless hotspots such as malls and coffee shops, and providing real-time web security with next to zero latency. More information about EdgeWave Cloud Endpoint Security can be found at www.edgewave.com/cloudendpointsecurity.

About EdgeWave, Inc.
EdgeWave Delivers the World's Safest Inboxes™ by eliminating email-borne security risks from targeted, socially engineered attacks. Our multi-layered Email Security Platform provides unparalleled predelivery protection, postdelivery detection and incident response to secure inboxes from today's proliferating messaging threats like ransomware, spear phishing, business email compromise and more. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, EdgeWave has more than 2,500 customers and over 3.5 million protected users worldwide.

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Amy Dardinger