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OPAQ Joins Palo Alto Networks MSSP Specialization Partner Program


OPAQ Cloud Platform Makes It Possible for Midsize Companies to Access
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall-as-a-Service Capabilities
from Service Providers

OPAQ, the network security cloud
company, today announced it has joined Palo Alto Networks®
MSSP Partner Program to enable managed services providers (MSPs) and
managed security services providers (MSSPs) to deliver Palo Alto
Networks enterprise-grade security as a cloud service to midsize

"The partnership with OPAQ provides our NextWave partners a platform to
provide managed security services to midsized companies. As more
businesses make the shift to providing managed services, OPAQ provides
partners the ability to deliver enterprise-grade security in a
cost-efficient, scalable model," said Nigel Williams, VP Global MSSP
Channels for Palo Alto Networks.

According to 451
, "OPAQ's cloud-based network-security-as-a-service platform
simplifies traditional approaches to providing security services,
delivering a robust set of security capabilities that help reduce
complexity and minimize costs."

As part of the agreement, OPAQ has selected Palo Alto Networks as the
exclusive provider of next-generation firewall technology for the OPAQ
cloud platform. OPAQ has deployed Palo Alto Networks appliances in its
data centers across the US, and will scale up capacity to support
growing demand among MSPs and MSSPs and their midsize enterprise

"This alliance enables our channel partners to seamlessly deploy
advanced firewall security protection through OPAQ's fully automated and
orchestrated cloud platform," said Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer for
OPAQ. "Palo Alto Networks is a foundational partner for us, as their
technology is an integral part of the security stack in the OPAQ Cloud."

OPAQ's enterprise-grade security is delivered through a per user
subscription model that tightly integrates a fully encrypted SD-WAN and
best-of-breed security capabilities powered by Palo Alto Networks and
other trusted security technologies as well as OPAQ's own patented
technologies. It enables service providers to deliver robust protection,
centrally monitor and manage customer networks, enforce policies, and
generate customizable reports for security and compliance through a
single interface. Midsize enterprise clients using OPAQ's
security-as-a-service have decreased costs by more than 40 percent and
accelerated deployment time by 91%.

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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