Press Release:

OPAQ Named a Hottest Cyber Security Startup of 2018 by CRN

Security-as-a-Service Platform Provider Recognized for Commitment to Partner Success and Accelerated Growth

HERNDON, Va. – Dec. 4, 2018– OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced it was named one of CRN Magazine’s Top 10 Hottest Cyber Security Startups of 2018 for its technology and channel program innovations, new funding and seasoned executive team.

According to  CRN, OPAQ stood out from the crowd this year with the rollout of a 100 percent channel sales model that enables service provider partners to efficiently deliver Fortune 100-grade security via the cloud to midsize enterprises. OPAQ had also acquired FourV Systems, which bolstered the platform’s security analysis, metrics and reporting capabilities, received $22.5M of new funding, and announced the appointment of former CA Technologies, Riverbed, and Cisco executive Lynn Tinney as global channel chief.

“Network and security modernization is driving market demand for a single, fully integrated WAN and security solution that service providers can simply deliver from the cloud,” said Glenn Hazard, Chairman and CEO of OPAQ. “We are honored by CRN’s recognition of the value that our cloud platform is delivering to our partners and to the customers that rely on them for cost-effective, on-demand enterprise-grade security protection.”

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