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OPAQ Receives 2020 Excellence Award from TMCnet for Secure Teleworking Solution

Leading Provider of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Platform Honored for Keeping Remote Users and Enterprise Resources Safe

HERNDON, Va. – May 4, 2020 – OPAQ, the SASE network company, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the OPAQ cloud platform a 2020 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award winner. OPAQ was recognized as one of the best and most innovative Teleworking products and services in the security category. The company will be profiled on TMCnet and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine’s online news portal.

The TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award honors OPAQ for ensuring remote workers benefit from the same level of security as they would in the office. Whether adjusting to new teleworking environments during the COVID-19 pandemic, or existing remote work programs, OPAQ enables businesses to effectively extend security controls and policy enforcement wherever employees need access to corporate and cloud resources.

“Being named an Excellence Award Winner for Teleworking by TMCnet and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine provides further validation for OPAQ’s innovative SASE-based approach to enterprise security,” said Glenn Hazard, CEO of OPAQ. “By converging hyperscale network connectivity and zero trust security in one integrated delivery platform, OPAQ protects remote workers regardless of where and how they need access to both on-premise and cloud applications and data.”

The OPAQ cloud goes beyond traditional cloud security providers that only offer web application inspection by combining full stack threat detection across the entire network spectrum with zero trust access. OPAQ security is integrated with a hyperscale connected global WAN.

Research firm Gartner calls this approach Secure Access Service Edge or SASE, because it combines software defined security policy enforcement and wide area networking to meet new requirements created by the use of hybrid IT environments that span corporate data centers, cloud resources and mobility. OPAQ enables security to be enforced at the edge of the network instead of backhauling traffic to the corporate datacenter for inspection, which provides a superior end user experience and lowers data transmission costs.

“The TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award recognizes OPAQ as one of the best and the most innovative products that this industry has to offer,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Congratulations to the entire team at OPAQ for earning this great honor. I look forward to seeing more innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of Teleworking.”

About OPAQ
OPAQ is the premier networking and security cloud company. The OPAQ cloud is a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform that protects an organization’s entire distributed network – data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols. OPAQ delivers zero trust security-as-a-service using an infrastructure optimized for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, organizations can implement and enforce consistent zero trust security policies, centrally monitor network and security performance, generate reports, and manage security infrastructure – all through a single cloud console. This enables customers to maintain secure access to systems and data no matter how the network evolves. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

Media Contact:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ
781-237-0341
[email protected]

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OPAQ and PacketFabric Join Forces to Deliver Security Enabled Network-as-a-Service

OPAQ Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Platform and PacketFabric Connectivity Offerings Provide On-Demand, Elastic WAN with Fully Integrated Enterprise-grade Security

HERNDON, Va. and LOS ANGELES – OPAQ, the SASE network company, and PacketFabric, the leading Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, today announced a partnership to provide customers on-demand, elastic Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) connectivity with a comprehensive suite of built-in security controls. The joint offerings enable organizations to easily and quickly provision connections between their data centers, cloud service providers, field offices and remote users, that are protected by highly performant and scalable threat inspection and prevention capabilities.

The recent Coronavirus outbreak underscores the challenges organizations face in adapting legacy network and security architectures to the cloud and new digital business requirements. With entire companies mandating that employees work from home, networks designed to support 50 or so remote users, must now provide access for hundreds or even thousands of connections. In addition to bandwidth problems, COVID-19-related remote work is straining security appliances used to inspect traffic entering and leaving corporate data centers, while devices used by employees are now under-protected, which opens the door to new security risks.

The OPAQ SASE platform provides PacketFabric users enterprise-grade Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) and Endpoint Protection-as-a-Service (EPaaS) on a fully encrypted infrastructure that can be centrally managed through the OPAQ 360 cloud console for 100% network visibility and control. Through the OPAQ SASE platform, customers can securely reach PacketFabric’s ecosystem of cloud service providers, XaaS companies, unified communication services, and other collaboration partners to support the growing demand for remote work.

“OPAQ and PacketFabric enable organizations to easily and quickly establish elastic connections between their data centers, cloud service providers, branch offices and remote workers, that are protected with advanced threat inspection engines and eliminate inefficient routing of traffic to hub sites for centralized security enforcement,” said Casey Corcoran, Chief Information Security Officer of OPAQ. “PacketFabric customers can instantly create a private connection to access the OPAQ SASE offering over PacketFabric’s platform today. This allows customers to take advantage of the agility and performance offered by PacketFabric’s network while using the OPAQ SASE platform to enforce security controls with ease.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has very rapidly changed the demands being placed upon business infrastructure as workforces have shifted from office buildings to remote locations,” said Chad Milam, President and CEO, PacketFabric. “By providing automated, scalable, private connectivity to our customers, we empower them to quickly provision new capacity and instantly connect to service providers such as OPAQ. This capability allows enterprise infrastructure to react and get in front of the fast changing needs. OPAQ’s SASE offering enables our customers to implement zero trust principles and consistently apply and enforce security policies across their entire network.”

Availability
The pre-integrated OPAQ SASE platform and PacketFabric offerings are available immediately from both companies.

About OPAQ
OPAQ is the premier networking and security cloud company. The OPAQ cloud is a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform that protects an organization’s entire distributed network – data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols. OPAQ delivers zero trust security-as-a-service using an infrastructure optimized for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, organizations can implement and enforce consistent zero trust security policies, centrally monitor network and security performance, generate reports, and manage security infrastructure – all through a single cloud console. This enables customers to maintain secure access to systems and data no matter how the network evolves. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

About PacketFabric
PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates private network connectivity between more than 160 premier colocation facilities across 23 global markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal.

For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Media Contacts:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ
781-237-0341
[email protected]

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OPAQ Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

Cloud-Delivered Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Platform Meets the Highest Standards for Security

HERNDON, Va. – OPAQ, the networking and security cloud company, today announced it has received a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification for its OPAQ cloud platform that provides zero trust security-as-a-service using an infrastructure optimized for security and hyperscale performance. This SOC 2 certification report validates the security controls of the OPAQ cloud.

“OPAQ delivers a cloud-based secure access service edge (SASE) that protects an organization’s entire distributed network – data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols,” said Casey Corcoran, Chief Information Security Officer of OPAQ. “SOC 2 Type II certification demonstrates to customers and our MSP/MSSP partners that the OPAQ cloud provides secure access to systems and data on an infrastructure that meets and exceeds the strictest industry standards for security and trust controls.”

An audit conducted by Coalfire confirmed that OPAQ met the security Trust Services Criteria established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  For more information on SOC 2 Type II certification, visit:

https://www.aicpa.org/interestareas/frc/assuranceadvisoryservices/sorhome.html.

 

About OPAQ

OPAQ is the premier networking and security cloud company. The OPAQ cloud is a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform that protects an organization’s entire distributed network – data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols. OPAQ delivers zero trust security-as-a-service using an infrastructure optimized for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, organizations can implement and enforce consistent zero trust security policies, centrally monitor network and security performance, generate reports, and manage security infrastructure – all through a single cloud console. This enables customers to maintain secure access to systems and data no matter how the network evolves. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

 

Media Contact:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ
781-237-0341
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OPAQ Chief Strategy Officer to Present at AGC Partners 16th West Coast Information Security & Broader Technology Growth Conference

Ken Ammon will Join Expert Panel to Discuss Secure Access Service Edge and its Prospects for Addressing Enterprise Security Challenges Created by Digital Transformation

HERNDON, Va. – Feb. 18, 2020 – OPAQ, the SASE network company, announced today that its Chief Strategy Officer, Ken Ammon will present on an expert panel entitled, “The Emergence of SASE” at the AGC Partners 16th West Coast Information Security & Broader Technology Growth Conference on Feb. 24 in San Francisco.

WHO:  Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer for OPAQ, is a recognized expert in managed security, network security and government security. He served as Chief Strategy Officer at Xceedium, a privileged access management company until its acquisition by CA Technologies, and founded managed security service provider (MSSP) pioneer NetSec which was acquired by MCI/Verizon Business. Ken has testified on security vulnerabilities affecting federal government IT infrastructure and data, and served as adjunct faculty at the National Cryptologic School, where he received the Scientific Achievement Award. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a captain assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency.

Moderator: Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research

Other panelists:
Vaughn Eisler, Director, Business Development, Security, Equinix
Amit Bareket, CEO, Perimeter81
Sami Ahvenniemi, president and CEO, Americas, SSH Communications Security

WHAT:  The disintegration of perimeter security has left a void that demands network access controls beyond traditional firewall and VPN architectures. To take their place, a new model that looks to more broadly address access needs in a hybrid, multi-cloud and widely distributed world has emerged and is being characterized as the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).  It’s an approach that promises to help organizations deal with the security complexities of digital transformation. The ability to integrate greater context for building identity and trust, provide granular isolation across hybrid infrastructures and make the whole thing manageable make the prospects for SASE a very attractive proposition. Ken Ammon and this panel of experts will discuss SASE implementation questions and explore its potential to meet the new security requirements of the borderless enterprise.

WHEN:  The Emergence of SASE, Monday, Feb. 24 at 3:30pm

WHERE:  AGC Partners 16th West Coast Information Security & Broader Technology Growth Conference, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St, San Francisco

HOW:  To schedule a conversation with Ken Ammon, contact Marc Gendron at [email protected] or +1 781.237.0341.


About OPAQ
OPAQ is the premier networking and security cloud company. The OPAQ cloud platform provides a cloud-based secure access service edge (SASE) that protects an organization’s entire distributed network – data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols. OPAQ  delivers zero trust security-as-a-service using an infrastructure optimized for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, organizations can implement and enforce consistent zero trust security policies, centrally monitor network and security performance, generate reports, and manage security infrastructure – all through a single cloud console. This enables customers to maintain secure access to systems and data no matter how the network evolves. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

Media Contact:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ
781-237-0341
[email protected]

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OPAQ Executive Tricia Bonora as Top Channel Chiefs by CRN

HERNDON, Va. – Feb. 10, 2020 – OPAQ, the SASE network company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tricia Bonora, Vice President of Channels a Top Channel Chiefs for 2019. The prestigious annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation and growth for the IT channel. This is the third consecutive year she has been named to the CRN Channel Chiefs list.

“For most enterprises, security remains a roadblock for implementing digital transformation projects that are strategic to growing their business and maintaining a competitive advantage,” said Tricia Bonora. “OPAQ has built a security delivery platform integrated with OPAQ’s global software defined network that enables our channel partners to provide customers transparent, high performance protection that can blanket their data centers, remote sites, tele-workers and multi-cloud infrastructures. The OPAQ Cloud helps service providers increase recurring revenue margins, differentiate their business, and service more customers with fewer resources.”

Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates Tricia for her dedication to the channel.”

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

About OPAQ

OPAQ is the premier networking and security cloud company. The OPAQ cloud platform provides a cloud-based secure access service edge (SASE) that protects an organization’s entire distributed network – data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols. OPAQ  delivers zero trust security-as-a-service using an infrastructure optimized for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, organizations can implement and enforce consistent zero trust security policies, centrally monitor network and security performance, generate reports, and manage security infrastructure – all through a single cloud console. This enables customers to maintain secure access to systems and data no matter how the network evolves. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

Media Contact:
Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ
781-237-0341
[email protected]

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OPAQ Announces Partnership with CNA to Help Reduce Small and Midsize Companies’ Cyber Security Risks

HERNDON, Va. – October 2, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced a partnership with CNA, one of the largest commercial property and casualty insurance companies in the United States, to offer a cloud-based cyber security solution that will enable CNA’s cyber insurance policyholders to easily deploy and enforce advanced security policy across wide-area networks (WANs).

“As cyberattacks continue to escalate, companies are looking for effective and easy-to-manage cyber security solutions that have demonstrated security controls,” said Brian Robb, Underwriting Director and Cyber Industry Leader, CNA. “Providing policyholders with access to OPAQ’s market-leading security-as-a-service offering, coupled with CNA’s suite of cyber liability insurance products and risk control resources, will help clients effectively prepare to manage and mitigate cyber threats through a holistic risk management solution.”

“Deploying and managing the security tools needed to protect themselves from cyber threats is beyond the reach of most small and midsize businesses,” said Glenn Hazard, Chief Executive Officer, OPAQ. “Attack surface is rapidly expanding. Ransomware and other sophisticated threats are increasingly targeting these small and midsize businesses. OPAQ uses its cloud platform to make advanced, fully integrated network security more affordable, flexible, and simple to manage. Our powerful analytics and reporting also make it easy for companies to assess their security posture.”

Although the OPAQ cloud platform scales for nearly any size organization, it is ideal in small and midsize businesses that need “big company” security that is affordable, flexible and simple to manage. The OPAQ Cloud  integrates a private network with direct, secure Gigabit connectivity to ISP exchanges with enterprise-grade security capabilities including next-generation firewall, endpoint protection, analytics and reporting powered by trusted, industry leading brands and OPAQ intellectual property. It enables companies to consume network security-as-a-service on a subscription basis with no hardware or software to deploy or manage.

Availability

For more information, visit http://www.opaq.com/cna-cybersecurity.

About OPAQ 

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s cloud platform enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to enterprises on infrastructure purpose-built for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single cloud console. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

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OPAQ Wins 2019 SINET 16 Award for Cyber Security Innovation

OPAQ’s Security-as-a-Service Cloud Platform Makes Advanced Network Security More Affordable, Flexible, and Simple to Manage

HERNDON, Va. – Sep. 19, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced it has been named a SINET 16 Innovator company for 2019. The prestigious annual award competition evaluates technologies and products from hundreds of emerging cybersecurity companies from all over the world, and selects the 16 most innovative and compelling. OPAQ was selected from a pool of 161 applicants from eighteen countries.

OPAQ will present the OPAQ security-as-a-service (SECaaS) cloud platform at the SINET Showcase in front of 350 attendees, including investors, buyers of cyber solutions and policy makers on Nov. 6-7, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

“Being named a SINET 16 Innovator by a judging committee comprised of chief security information officers from leading organizations, experts in government intelligence and defense agencies, and distinguished venture capital firms is a tremendous honor,” said Glenn Hazard, CEO of OPAQ. “This award recognizes our technology innovation and the value that our security-as-a-service cloud platform delivers to enterprises of all sizes. Our cloud-delivered security eliminates the need for companies to rely on dozens of security products from many different vendors, greatly reducing complexity, costs, and risk.”

According to SINET, “OPAQ changes the game for organizations that need advanced network security, but struggle to acquire, staff, and manage best-of-breed tools. OPAQ has innovated a new approach by delivering comprehensive security-as-a-service from the OPAQ Cloud that protects entire IT infrastructures.”

The OPAQ cloud platform delivers fully integrated network security-as-a-service from the OPAQ Cloud. The company has built a private network with direct Gigabit connectivity to ISP exchanges that is combined with enterprise-class security capabilities including next-generation firewall, endpoint protection, analytics and reporting powered by trusted, industry leading brands and OPAQ intellectual property.

About SINET

SINET is a purpose driven community focused on the advancement of innovation and the enablement of global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats. SINET is a “Super Connector” that executes their mission by actively bringing together innovators with executives from private industry, venture capital, investment banking, system integration, policy, legal, academia and the science communities as well as the Federal Government’s civilian, military and intelligence agencies. SINET hosts trusted Summits, Workshops and Public Private Partnership Dinners in Davos, Paris, Scottsdale, Toronto, Sydney, London, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Melbourne and New York City: www.security-innovation.org

About OPAQ 

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s cloud platform enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to enterprises on infrastructure purpose-built for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single cloud console. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

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OPAQ Teams with Ingram Micro and Cloud Harmonics to Provide Cloud-Delivered Security-as-a-Service

Distribution Agreement Extends Reach of OPAQ Cloud to Ingram Micro and Cloud Harmonics’ Global Network of Solution Provider Partners 

HERNDON, Va. and IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, and Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s leading technology and supply chain service provider, today announced a global distribution agreement for the OPAQ cloud platform. As part of the agreement, Ingram Micro and Cloud Harmonics, an Ingram Micro company, will offer its vast global network of service providers, including VARs, MSPs and MSSPs access to the OPAQ cloud platform. Available now, OPAQ’s cloud platform is purpose-built for delivering Fortune 100-grade network security-as-a-service and hyperscale performance to organizations large and small.

To watch an on-demand webcast on the benefits of the OPAQ cloud platform visit: http://bit.ly/2lxjws7.

Recognized as one of CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors, OPAQ is a game changer for organizations that need advanced network security, but struggle to acquire, staff and manage best-of-breed tools. OPAQ invented and patented a new approach that delivers Fortune-100 security-as-a-service from the cloud to protect an organization’s entire IT footprint including on and off premise endpoints, mobile devices, IoT, dynamic multi-cloud architectures, branch offices, and legacy platforms. The OPAQ Cloud enables solution providers to deliver robust network security services in a simple, cost-effective and flexible way to their customers, and to centrally manage them from a single cloud console.

“OPAQ expands our solutions portfolio, providing our channel partners with an enterprise grade security solution that is consumed as a service, and extends from the core to the edge,” said Eric Kohl, vice president, security, Ingram Micro.“ Today’s solution providers and MSPs demand easy to use and effective tools to secure their customers’ networks. We are pleased to bring OPAQ to market with Cloud Harmonics, an Ingram Micro company, to bring new and emerging security technologies to our channel partners.”

“Ingram Micro’s global footprint and deep resources is making the OPAQ Cloud accessible overnight to service providers in the world’s top markets,” said Glenn C. Hazard, Chairman & CEO of OPAQ. “This strategic alliance  gives Ingram Micro solution providers access to a fully integrated security-as-a-service platform designed to deliver enterprise-grade protection for any size customer without investing in security infrastructure. With the OPAQ cloud platform, solution providers can deliver high-demand, differentiated services and accelerate revenue growth.”

Availability

The OPAQ cloud platform is available immediately from Ingram Micro and Cloud Harmonics. Solution providers are encouraged to reach out to their Ingram Micro and/or Cloud Harmonics sales representative for more information: [email protected].

About Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships all set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Find more at www.ingrammicro.com.

About OPAQ 

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s cloud platform enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to enterprises on infrastructure purpose-built for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single cloud console. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

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OPAQ Named 2019 CRN Emerging Vendor

Company Recognized for its Channel-Exclusive Cloud Security-as-a-Service Delivery Platform

HERNDON, Va. – July 22, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced it has been named a 2019 Emerging Vendor by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, as an up-and-coming technology company that is driving innovation across the IT channel.

OPAQ will be featured in the August 2019 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/EmergingVendors.

“Being named a CRN Emerging Vendor for the second consecutive year provides important validation for the new innovations we have brought to market over the past 12 months that make it easier and more profitable for our partners to deliver high-margin, differentiated security services from the cloud,” said Lynn D. Tinney, Senior Vice President, Channels at OPAQ. “In addition to advances to on-boarding, billing and one-to-many management from a single cloud console, we recently announced our ability to provide up to 15 Gbps of hyperscale security-as-a-service networking for organizations that require carrier-grade performance for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.”

The OPAQ cloud platform is optimized for the channel. It enables service providers to deliver, monitor and manage fully integrated network security-as-a-service (SECaaS) from the cloud using a single console. OPAQ boosts recurring revenue and margins, slashes management costs, and enables MSPs/MSSPs to scale their businesses with differentiated services. The company has built a private network with direct Gigabit connectivity to ISP exchanges and integrated enterprise class security-as-a-service capabilities including next-generation firewall, endpoint protection, analytics and reporting powered by trusted, industry leading brands and OPAQ intellectual property.

“CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors list recognizes new, rapidly growing vendors that are making significant IT channel contributions,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “It honors groundbreaking vendors that provide sophisticated technology to drive channel growth — and remain committed to ongoing innovation to shape the channel for years to come.”

About The Channel Company 

The Channel Company is The Channel Catalyst. Backed by more than 30 years of IT channel experience, we drive innovation and growth across the technology landscape. The IT channel is our sole focus and passion, and we deliver maximum value to technology suppliers, solution providers, and IT professionals every day. To learn more, please visit www.thechannelco.com. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About OPAQ 

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s cloud platform enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to enterprises on infrastructure purpose-built for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single cloud console. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

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OPAQ and PSA Insurance & Financial Services Partner to Provide Turnkey Cyber Security for SMBs

OPAQ Always-on, “Firewall Anywhere” Protection from the Cloud Available as Part of PSA’s CyberON Cyber Risk Management Program

HERNDON, Va. – June 25, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, and PSA Insurance & Financial Services (PSA) today announced a partnership to provide cloud-based cyber security protection for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The offering is a core element of PSA’s new CyberON Cyber Risk Management program, which enables businesses to simply and affordably protect themselves against cyber security threats using Fortune 100-grade security delivered from the OPAQ Cloud.

“Cyber insurance is just one component of a comprehensive cyber risk management program,” said Mike Volk, VP of Cyber Risk Management for PSA Financial. “We have partnered with OPAQ to provide a very affordable, turnkey solution that helps companies prevent cyber-attacks and greatly reduce their risk.”

“For many small and midsize businesses, their employees are connecting to the network remotely — from the home, airport, hotel, coffee shop, and many other places,” said OPAQ CISO Casey Corcoran. “They need an easy button for advanced security protection, and that’s what OPAQ delivers. Our cloud-based security follows users wherever they go, reduces attack surface, and greatly reduces risk. Together we are making enterprise-grade security affordable and simple for businesses.”

PSA CyberON Program

CyberON is a turnkey, affordable solution designed specifically to help SMBs immediately achieve a baseline level of cybersecurity maturity. The program offers three tiers starting as low as $66 a month – each package includes a custom cyber risk assessment, cyber insurance coverage, and access to security protection, detection and response solutions.  For more details watch the OPAQ and PSA free webcast on “5 Steps for SMBs to Improve Cyber Risk Management and Gain a Competitive Business Advantage” here.

Availability

The PSA CyberON offerings are available immediately from PSA at www.psafinancial.com/cyber-protection.

About PSA

In business to protect and grow the assets of our clients since 1928, PSA is one of the mid-Atlantic’s leading independent insurance and risk management firms specializing in commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance. With vast knowledge, experience and resources, PSA delivers national caliber capabilities to clients with the attention of a local partner. To learn more, visit www.psafinancial.com.

About OPAQ

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s cloud platform enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to enterprises on infrastructure purpose-built for security and hyperscale performance. With OPAQ, service providers are equipped with a simplified ability to centrally monitor security performance and compliance maturity, generate reports, manage security infrastructure, and enforce policies – all through a single interface. This empowers OPAQ partners to grow revenue and margins, eliminate complexity and costs, and establish a competitive advantage that helps them attract and retain customers. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is privately held and is funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.