PacketViper To Be Diamond Sponsor of EDGE2016

pv-logo-horizontal-01Leading advanced IP filtering solution provider partners with national cybersecurity conference

EDGE2016 Security Conference, an emerging, world-class IT security conference is pleased to announce that PacketViper, a leading provider of advanced IP filtering software, will be a diamond level sponsor for the inaugural conference October 18-19 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville, Tenn.

“We are proud to work alongside Sword & Shield to sponsor this important industry event at a time when cyberthreats represent enormous risk to businesses,” said Francesco Trama, chief evangelist and co-founder of PacketViper. “As it gets cheaper and easier for cybercriminals to launch new attacks, many CISOs and network managers have resigned themselves to believing that the amount of traffic hitting their networks is an unavoidable reality of today’s business.  At PacketViper we are reshaping defense at the perimeter. EDGE2016 is a great place for like-minded, solutions driven IT professionals and business leaders to come together to redefine solutions in their specific industries.”

EDGE2016 is aimed at providing business executives and organizational leadership valuable cybersecurity insights and actionable information from IT experts in the fields of health care, retail, legal, banking and finance, manufacturing, and government. Keynote speakers at the conference include Theresa Payton, former White House CIO, cybersecurity authority and expert on identity theft and the Internet of Things (IoT); and Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker once wanted by the FBI turned cyber security expert and currently the editor at Wired magazine.

“PacketViper was founded on the frustration that every business has experienced trying to understand their network security at the perimeter and only allow in legitimate traffic,” said John McNeely, president of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, the IT security firm hosting EDGE2016. “We’re proud to have them as a diamond sponsor for EDGE2016, and look forward to collaborating with them this October.”

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About PacketViper

Located in Pittsburgh, PacketViper offers advanced IP filtering software that filters both inbound and outbound traffic at the port level based on threat factors, business factors and geo-factors. PacketViper reduces threats, traffic and overall security costs up to 70 percent while increasing the percent of legitimate traffic your network handles. With PacketViper at the perimeter, network managers have a better understanding of traffic and it is harder for networks to be seen by attackers, without limiting the ability to conduct business.

For more information about how PacketViper can help you rethink the perimeter, visit

About EDGE2016

EDGE2016 Security Conference is the inaugural offering of the annual EDGE Security Conferences presented by Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. EDGE2016 is focused on exploring real-world solutions to today’s toughest cybersecurity challenges. Dedicated to advancing the security industry through comprehensive world-class sessions, EDGE2016 is designed to educate business professionals and encourage information security professionals to openly discuss the issues that are facing their industry to foster a community of creative problem solvers.

Educators and students discounts are available. For more information about EDGE2016 and to register, visit

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