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OPAQ Named Finalist for Best Emerging Technology in 2018 SC Excellence Awards

OPAQ’s Security-as-a-Service Enables Midsize Companies to Access Enterprise-Grade Security Without the High Cost and Complexity


OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced its OPAQ Cloud is a finalist in the coveted Best Emerging Technology category of the SC Media 2018 Excellence Awards. This annual competition recognizes the most innovative solutions for protecting the corporate world from cyber threats.


Now in its 21st year, the SC Awards are widely regarded as the gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. OPAQ and other finalists are listed at Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco during the RSA Conference.


“OPAQ has demonstrated unique innovation in its approach to protecting companies from the onslaught of malicious attacks and other threats,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, Editorial for SC Media. “Their solution represents some of the most effective security technology on the market today.”


“Being a finalist for Best Emerging Technology in the SC Awards is powerful validation for how the OPAQ Cloud is enabling organizations to more easily and cost-effectively protect their networks,” said Stephen McCarney, vice president of marketing for OPAQ. “Today’s threat environment is increasingly sophisticated and rapidly evolving. OPAQ combines security automation and orchestration as a service which allows organizations to dramatically improve their security posture, and instantly adapt and respond to new threats, in ways they otherwise could not.”


Enterprises are struggling to defend extended IT footprints that span networks, cloud applications, mobile users, IoT and more. The OPAQ Cloud enables service providers to make best-of-breed network security capabilities accessible to midsize enterprises. It combines a private network backbone with next-generation firewall, web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, and software-defined segmentation capabilities that are powered by industry-leading security vendors and OPAQ intellectual property. OPAQ is the only company that offers this depth and breadth of security-as-a-service.


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