HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPAQ, the premier network security cloud company, today announced that its OPAQ Cloud is profiled in a new research report by 451 Research for its integrated network and security capabilities that meet the needs of midsize enterprises and the service providers who support them. According to 451 Research, OPAQ simplifies the complexity of delivering a robust set of enterprise-grade security services.
The 451 Research Impact Report, “OPAQ enables MSPs and MSSPs to deliver network security from the cloud,” was published on June 19 and can be downloaded at https://opaqnetworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/451Research_OPAQ_Cloud_Delivered_Security.pdf.
“For MSPs and MSSPs, delivering security services that can holistically protect mobile users, IoT, dynamic multi-cloud architectures, branch offices, legacy platforms and on-premises data centers can be difficult and costly,” writes Aaron Sherrill, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “MSSPs and MSPs should find the OPAQ Cloud platform appealing since it requires fewer people to support and no hardware to manage, and creates opportunities to add security services to their portfolios without the need for additional capital.”
The OPAQ Cloud is delivered through a subscription model that tightly integrates a fully encrypted SD-WAN and best-of-breed security capabilities powered by Palo Alto Networks, Cloudflare and other trusted security technologies as well as OPAQ’s own patented technologies. OPAQ enables partners to deliver end-to-end network security across distributed infrastructures and hybrid IT and cloud environments.
“The OPAQ Cloud combines the advanced security capabilities that midsize companies want with the simplicity and cost advantages service providers need,” said Glenn C. Hazard, Chairman and CEO of OPAQ. “By integrating enterprise-grade security into a private SD-WAN, we enable our partners to deliver unprecedented protection, performance, and flexibility on demand, from the cloud -- profitably.”
Using OPAQ, service providers can deliver enterprise-grade protection without managing a multitude of security products. 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. This also allows OPAQ partners to monitor networks, enforce policies and generate customizable reports for security and compliance. Partners using OPAQ have decreased costs by more than 40 percent and accelerated deployment time by 91%.
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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 www.opaq.com.