Press Release:

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]