Press Release:

OPAQ Named Top Emerging Security Vendor for 2018 by CRN

Cloud-Delivered Security Platform Enables MSPs and MSSPs to Make Enterprise-Grade Protection Accessible to Midsize Companies as a Service


OPAQ, the premier network security cloud company, today announced it was named to the CRN® 2018 Emerging Vendors list in the security category. Published annually, the listing recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations.


OPAQ was selected for enabling service providers to deliver enterprise-grade protection without managing a multitude of security products. Using the OPAQ Cloud, MSPs and MSSPs can profitably scale their businesses by eliminating hardware/software investments and onsite service calls through centralized provisioning, configuration and management of security services from a web-based portal. Partners using OPAQ have decreased costs by more than 40 percent and accelerated deployment time by 91%.


“The technology suppliers on CRN’s 2018 Emerging Vendors list are creating a bright future for the IT channel, aggressively developing products to meet complex IT market demands, while positively impacting the bottom line of solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “The array of leading-edge products delivered by these organizations will have a lasting impact on the channel for years to come.


“Being named to the CRN Emerging Vendors list is an honor and important validation of the value we provide for our channel partners and their customers,” said Glenn C. Hazard, Chairman and CEO of OPAQ. “Midsize enterprises need and want robust enterprise-grade security, but complexity and cost has put it out of their reach. These challenges are magnified for service providers, who are helping companies secure their networks. OPAQ’s cloud platform simplifies the way security is delivered and managed, enabling channel partners to quickly and profitably scale their businesses.”


The OPAQ Cloud is delivered through a subscription model that tightly integrates a fully encrypted SD-WAN and best-of-breed security capabilities. OPAQ enables partners to deliver end-to-end network security across distributed infrastructures and hybrid IT and cloud environments.


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