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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.

 

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Two OPAQ Executives Named to Prestigious CRN 2019 Women of the Channel Power Rankings

Lynn D. Tinney and Tricia Bonora Recognized for their Leadership, Influence and Vision in Growing Security-as-a-Service Cloud Business

HERNDON, Va. – May 20, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lynn D. Tinney, Senior Vice President of Channels, and Tricia Bonora, Vice President of Channels to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list.

CRN’s annual Women of the Channel list celebrates influential women leaders for the accomplishments and impact they have had on the channel. The list is compiled by CRN editors who carefully review each applicant to select the final winners based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, contributions to channel advocacy, channel growth and visionary leadership. The 2019 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

“CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel list honors influential leaders who are accelerating channel growth through mutually-beneficial partnerships, incredible leadership, strategic vision, and unique contributions in their field,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “This accomplished group of leaders is driving channel success and we are proud to honor their achievements.”

Lynn D. Tinney, SVP Channels for OPAQ, is responsible for managing the company’s 100% channel-based sales model, partner strategy and growing its business. She has built billion dollar revenue streams for leading security and networking technology vendors, including CA Technologies, Riverbed and Cisco. Lynn has been recognized in CRN’s Women of the Channel Power 100 rankings for three consecutive years.

“It is an honor to be selected again this year by CRN for its Women of the Channel list,” said Lynn D. Tinney. “The growing number of female executives in channel leadership roles is great for the industry and OPAQ is leading the way in this regard. I look forward to working with Tricia and the rest of our team to make 2019 a breakthrough year for our partners.”

Tricia Bonora, Vice President of Channel Sales for OPAQ, is responsible for go-to-market and channel partner program execution. She has held channel management positions at Zimperium, Riverbed, Syncsort, Netscout and McAfee. Tricia was recognized as a 2017 and 2018 CRN Channel Chief and named to the Women of the Channel Power 100 list.

“I’m pleased to be named to the CRN Women of the Channel ranking for a second consecutive year,” said Tricia Bonora. “Lynn and I have joined a formidable team here at OPAQ that’s committed to growing a robust channel program. I’m really looking forward to the results we can produce this year for both our partners and OPAQ.”

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC.  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 on infrastructure purpose-built for security and 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 Announces Hyperscale Security-as-a-Service Networking to Simplify Digital Transformation

New Cloud Offering Provides 15 Gbps of Firewall-as-a-Service in all US regions to Support Hybrid On-Prem/Cloud Environments

HERNDON, Va. – April 22, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, announced today a new set of offerings that provide up to 15 Gbps of hyperscale security-as-a-service networking to support digital transformation initiatives. The OPAQ Cloud provides direct Gigabit connectivity to ISP exchanges and comprehensive network security for organizations that require carrier-grade network performance and security for hybrid and multi-cloud environments that span on-premises, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) resources.

“Companies of all sizes are integrating on-premises data centers with cloud workloads and SaaS applications to accelerate digital transformation projects,” said Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer for OPAQ. “These hybrid or multi-cloud environments create network performance and security challenges which are too complex and expensive to address using traditional on-prem security architectures. The OPAQ Cloud integrates patented hyperscale networking with enterprise-grade security features to provide a secure fabric that seamlessly supports these distributed infrastructure processing requirements.”

Virtually every organization faces three interconnected challenges: regulatory compliance, security and network bandwidth/latency. For businesses these days, monthly cloud workloads can easily reach 20-30 Terabytes due to big data processing requirements, which demands peak throughput performance in excess of 2 Gbps. OPAQ’s hyperscale networking fabric easily scales from 50 Mbps to 15 Gbps, while providing advanced Next-Generation Firewall-as-a-Service and Endpoint Protection-as-a-Service that is fully integrated into the OPAQ Cloud. This enables service providers to easily meet the security, compliance and bandwidth requirements of small and large organizations that are increasingly moving business processes and workloads to cloud environments.

Availability

The new OPAQ Cloud offerings are available immediately from authorized OPAQ service provider partners.

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 on infrastructure purpose-built for security and 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.

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OPAQ Awarded Patent for Cyber Risk Assessment Technology

Security-as-a-Service Platform Provider Expands IP Portfolio with Fifth Patent, Enabling Companies to Continuously Identify and Address Their Biggest Security Risks

HERNDON, Va. – March 14, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced it has received a patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office for risk assessment technology that continuously monitors, normalizes, assesses and scores inputs from security tools, endpoints, network infrastructure and more (Patent # 10,212,184). This is the fifth patent awarded to OPAQ for technology used in the OPAQ Cloud, a platform that enables managed service providers to deliver Fortune 100-grade security to midsize enterprises.

Establishing a repeatable process for cyber risk management requires sound metrics for security performance and effectiveness. Many companies lack the ability to continuously assess their cybersecurity risk in a consistent manner and within business context. Research conducted by analyst firm ESG indicates that “cyber risk management is becoming more important for executives and more difficult for CISOs and cybersecurity teams.” This has led to a lack of confidence in understanding and prioritizing risk in order to make critical security and business decisions.

The invention, part of the OPAQ security-as-a-service offering, uses analytics to continuously monitor and identify security risks, score them for severity, explain the severity scores and enable a repeatable risk management process. Automated security reports put security events and risk in business context, making them consistent, relevant, and reliable. This capability enables companies to prioritize security resource utilization and measure the maturity of their risk management program.

“This patented technology enables businesses to continuously know their risk management position and to compare risk profiles across business units in a very simple, reliable, and consistent way,” said Matt Sweeney, OPAQ Chief Architect. “This capability comes built-in with OPAQ’s firewall-as-a-service and endpoint protection-as-a-service offerings. It’s fully automated and orchestrated in the OPAQ cloud platform, which enables our partners to deliver high-margin, differentiated services to their customers.”

 

The OPAQ Cloud Platform

OPAQ’s cyber risk assessment technology is just one of the unique capabilities the company is developing to power its cloud-based security services. OPAQ’s other patents cover software-defined network segmentation for endpoints (#10,122,760), cyber security risk analysis reporting (# 8,793,151), correlating information across distinct domains (# 9,104,710), and providing a global virtual perimeter through distributed points of presence (# 9,197,601). These patented capabilities have been integrated and automated, enabling partners and their customers to centrally monitor and manage networking and security from a single cloud console.

“This latest patent award further validates the intellectual property investments OPAQ has made to build the most advanced and comprehensive managed security services delivery platform in the industry,” said Glenn Hazard, CEO of OPAQ. “Our steadfast R&D investment in areas such as automation and orchestration continues to deliver meaningful value to our partners and the customers they support by making enterprise-grade security more affordable, flexible, and simple than ever.”

 

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 midsize enterprises on a fully encrypted software-defined network optimized for speed and 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.

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

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OPAQ VP Tricia Bonora Recognized as Top Channel Chief by CRN

HERNDON, Va. – February 11, 2019 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tricia Bonora, its Vice President of Channels, one of the top Channel Chiefs for 2019. This prestigious annual list recognizes IT channel executives who demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to driving growth and revenue through channel partners. This is the second consecutive year that Tricia has been named a CRN Channel Chief.

“There’s a significant market shift underway among midsize enterprises who are turning to managed service providers for their security needs,” said Tricia. “As a 100% channel business, OPAQ purpose-built a fully automated and orchestrated cloud platform that makes it easy for service providers to deliver managed security. We have a strategic relationship with Palo Alto Networks that is helping partners embrace the opportunities of cloud-delivered services. We provide our partners a complete cloud-delivered security infrastructure and set of onboarding, provisioning and other tools that helps them increase recurring revenue margins, differentiate their business, and service more customers with fewer resources.”

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

 

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

 

About OPAQ

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s platform-as-a-service enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to midsize enterprises on a fully encrypted software-defined network optimized for speed and 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.

 

Media Contact:

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

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OPAQ Awarded Patent for Software-Defined Network Segmentation

Innovation Used in Security-as-a-Service Platform Monitors and Enforces Security Policies on Devices from the Cloud

HERNDON, Va. – Dec. 12, 2018 – OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced that it has received a patent from the United States Patent & Trademark Office for its software-defined network segmentation technology that monitors connection requests on endpoint devices and transparently enforces security policies to prevent lateral attacks on corporate networks (Patent # 10,122,760). The patented approach is part of the OPAQ Cloud, a platform-as-a-service that enables managed service providers to deliver Fortune 100-grade security to midsize enterprises. With this technology, OPAQ is the only cloud security service that can offer seamless enforcement of security policies at both the network and the endpoint.

This is the fourth patent awarded for intellectual property within OPAQ’s technology portfolio. The others cover cyber security inventions for risk analysis reporting (# 8,793,151), correlating information across distinct domains (# 9,104,710), and providing a global virtual perimeter through distributed points of presence (# 9,197,601 B2).

“The details of the recent SamSam Ransomware indictments highlighted the way that attackers spread within internal networks to infect entire organizations,” said Tom Cross, CTO of OPAQ. “Talk to any security professional, and they’ll tell you that network segmentation is an important best practice that can help mitigate the spread of malware and lateral movement by attackers. Unfortunately, a lot of organizations don’t do a good job at segmentation, in part because the traditional approach of using VLANs, routers, and switches is too brittle and expensive to maintain. OPAQ’s breakthrough technology simplifies segmentation by allowing dynamic policies that respond automatically as users move within a campus. Sometimes referred to as microsegmentation, this technology enables service providers to help their customers adopt a Zero Trust security posture entirely using cloud-based controls, without having to perform expensive truck rolls in order to configure on premises equipment.”

Highlights of the OPAQ Patent

The patented invention works in the following way:

  • Cloud-hosted controllers communicate with software agents on endpoint computers.
  • The agents monitor connections to and from each endpoint, and assesses them against security policies from the controllers, which can adapt in real time to changes on the network.
  • Service providers gain complete visibility into and control over east-west traffic on customer networks, with the ability to craft policies and rapidly respond to incidents.
  • The endpoint agents can be configured from the cloud to perform automated responses (enforce step-up/multi-factor authentication, block a connection request, quarantine the device, etc.) when a security policy violation occurs, or an additional authentication is required.

About OPAQ

OPAQ is the premier network security cloud company. OPAQ’s platform-as-a-service enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to midsize enterprises on a fully encrypted SD-WAN optimized for speed and 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.

 

Media Contact:

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