OPAQ Cloud Platform Makes It Possible for Midsize Companies to Access Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall-as-a-Service Capabilities from Service Providers
OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced it has joined Palo Alto Networks® MSSP Partner Program to enable managed services providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs) to deliver Palo Alto Networks enterprise-grade security as a cloud service to midsize companies.
“The partnership with OPAQ provides our NextWave partners a platform to provide managed security services to midsized companies. As more businesses make the shift to providing managed services, OPAQ provides partners the ability to deliver enterprise-grade security in a cost-efficient, scalable model,” said Nigel Williams, VP Global MSSP Channels for Palo Alto Networks.
According to 451 Research, “OPAQ’s cloud-based network-security-as-a-service platform simplifies traditional approaches to providing security services, delivering a robust set of security capabilities that help reduce complexity and minimize costs.”
As part of the agreement, OPAQ has selected Palo Alto Networks as the exclusive provider of next-generation firewall technology for the OPAQ cloud platform. OPAQ has deployed Palo Alto Networks appliances in its data centers across the US, and will scale up capacity to support growing demand among MSPs and MSSPs and their midsize enterprise customers.
“This alliance enables our channel partners to seamlessly deploy advanced firewall security protection through OPAQ’s fully automated and orchestrated cloud platform,” said Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer for OPAQ. “Palo Alto Networks is a foundational partner for us, as their technology is an integral part of the security stack in the OPAQ Cloud.”
OPAQ’s enterprise-grade security is delivered through a per user subscription model that tightly integrates a fully encrypted SD-WAN and best-of-breed security capabilities powered by Palo Alto Networks and other trusted security technologies as well as OPAQ’s own patented technologies. It enables service providers to deliver robust protection, centrally monitor and manage customer networks, enforce policies, and generate customizable reports for security and compliance through a single interface. Midsize enterprise clients using OPAQ’s security-as-a-service have decreased costs by more than 40 percent and accelerated deployment time by 91%.