HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPAQ Networks, the network security cloud company, today announced a technology alliance with Duo Security to integrate Duo with the OPAQ security-as-a-service platform. OPAQ managed security services partners can now offer Duo’s Trusted Access platform to protect their customers’ systems and data from unauthorized access.
According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of breaches leveraged stolen or weak passwords. Adding 2FA capabilities to both internal and cloud applications has become a best practice, as companies attempt to combat the rampant increase in phishing attacks, ransomware and other threats.
Duo verifies the identity of the user and the security posture of the device before allowing access to any critical applications. The integration of Duo and the OPAQ platform enables partners to centrally enforce user authentication and device authorization as a component of the cloud-delivered security service.
Duo can be used to verify users accessing the OPAQ 360 Management Portal and/or non-IT users to protect network access and specific high risk applications, data and assets. It is also integrated with OPAQ’s software-defined network segmentation technology, whose asset management, micro-segmentation, and quarantine capabilities are linked to Active Directory/LDAP and delivered through an endpoint agent.
“Incorporating Duo’s capabilities into OPAQ empowers our partners to deliver enhanced access control best practices,” said Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer for OPAQ Networks. “Duo is best-in-class when it comes to zero-trust security. This partnership allows us to extend our enterprise-grade protection capabilities, which managed security services providers can centrally control and enforce from the OPAQ 360 portal.”
“Both Duo and OPAQ strongly believe in democratizing security best-practices for organizations of all sizes. In delivering effective security for our customers, both companies are taking a cloud and mobile-first approach,” said Ruoting Sun, Head of Technology Partnerships for Duo. “This partnership between Duo and OPAQ makes it easy for mutual partners to ensure that only trusted users and devices are accessing OPAQ 360.”
The integration of the OPAQ cloud platform and Duo is now complete. Managed security services providers can combine the OPAQ Cloud and Duo to provide a tightly coupled offering.
About OPAQ Networks
OPAQ Networks is the premier network security cloud company. The OPAQ platform-as-a-service enables partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade security-as-a-service to midsize enterprises on a software-defined network optimized for speed and performance. With OPAQ, service providers can 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 instantly 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 funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaqnetworks.com.
About Duo Security
Duo helps defend organizations against breaches through its easy and effective cloud-based Trusted Access product suite. The company verifies the identity of users, and the health of their devices, before granting them access to applications. Duo’s intentional balance of security and usability has led them to be a trusted partner to thousands of customers world-wide, including Dresser-Rand, Facebook, K-Swiss, Random House, Etsy, Yelp, Zillow, Paramount Pictures, and more. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company maintains offices in Austin, Texas; San Mateo, California; and London, and is backed by Benchmark, Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures, True Venture, and Workday. Visit duo.com to find out more.