Press Release:

OPAQ and Silver Peak Bring Secure SD-WAN to Miles & Stockbridge

New alliance empowers leading law firm with the most comprehensive security-as-a-service protection available, integrated with a flexible, high-performance SD-WAN solution

 

OPAQ has entered into a strategic alliance with broadband and hybrid WAN leader Silver Peak to deliver an integrated security and software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solution to Miles & Stockbridge P.C., a leading law firm with multiple distributed offices across the mid-Atlantic region. The new OPAQ and Silver Peak alliance provides Miles & Stockbridge with the ability to deploy its network with performance, flexibility and cost advantages, along with comprehensive security protection.

 

Miles & Stockbridge is progressive in its use of advanced technology, yet was challenged with securing its complex network with limited networking and security staff. OPAQ’s security-as-a-service platform empowers Miles & Stockbridge with a simpler, centralized and more cost-effective way to manage fully integrated security services for their network. The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution proved compelling given its ability to connect Miles & Stockbridge attorneys and employees to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies, including consumer broadband, without compromising network or application performance. The combination of the OPAQ Cloud and the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution lowers costs and enhances the firm’s productivity and client service agility.

 

The integrated OPAQ and Silver Peak solution provides Miles & Stockbridge with the following advanced network and security capabilities:

 

  • Sub-second ISP failover
  • Dynamic path conditioning
  • Broadband high availability
  • Network quality of service
  • Network security policy enforcement
  • Comprehensive threat inspection
  • Full network and security reporting
  • Centralized security management, logging, and visibility

 

The firm is also leveraging Silver Peak First-packet iQ to identify and classify applications on the first packet and automatically steer traffic, in compliance with security policies, directly to the Internet from each branch location to the OPAQ Pods. By enabling granular Internet breakout, Miles & Stockbridge eliminates the increased latency and bandwidth costs associated with backhauling applications traffic through the data center.

 

“In a busy law firm like ours, it is challenging to consistently manage the appropriate risk/security posture while delivering the network and application performance which our employees need to service clients,” says Tim Rodgers, IT Operations Manager at Miles & Stockbridge. “Now, by working with OPAQ and Silver Peak, we have lowered our risk and have a faster, more reliable network that operates securely and at the speed of business.”

 

“Many mid-market organizations face the same need for faster, more reliable networking and simplified, centralized security,” says Kenneth Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer of OPAQ. “Traditionally, organizations would expect to sacrifice speed and performance for security. This strategic alliance really represents that this former reality is merely a myth – and that myth is now debunked.”

 

“For geographically distributed firms like Miles & Stockbridge, the cloud and WAN are critical to connecting users to applications and ultimately the firm’s success,” said Pat Gilbreath, vice president of North America sales at Silver Peak. “The combination of the OPAQ security as-a-service platform and EdgeConnect provides Miles & Stockbridge with the ability to establish and enforce robust network-wide security policies, while taking advantage of broadband connectivity, to confidently maintain the application service levels required to go the extra mile in servicing its clients.”

 

About Silver Peak

Silver Peak is the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions. Silver Peak offers a high-performance SD-WAN solution that provides secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport without compromising application performance. This results in greater business agility and lower costs. More than 2,000 globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak broadband and hybrid WAN solutions across 80 countries. Learn more at silver-peak.com/.