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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

"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 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 complete Emerging Vendors list will be featured online at

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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

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