Fortinet acquires OPAQ Networks

Reported by: |Updated: August 1, 2020

Cybersecurity solutions provider Fortinet has acquired OPAQ Networks, a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud provider based in Herndon, Virginia. OPAQ’s Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) cloud solution protects organizations’ distributed networks – from data centers, to branch offices, to remote users, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Fortinet’s Security Fabric combined with OPAQ’s patented ZTNA solution enhances the company’s existing SASE offering to form the best-in-class SASE cloud security platform with the industry’s only true Zero Trust access and security by providing industry-leading next-generation firewall and SD-WAN capabilities, web security, sandboxing, advanced endpoint, identity / multi factor authentication, multi-cloud workload protection, cloud application security broker (CASB), browser isolation, and web application firewalling capabilities. Given remote workforce trends, with exponentially more users, devices, applications, services, and data outside of a traditional enterprise edge than inside, the integration of Fortinet’s broad Security Fabric with OPAQ’s cloud platform will offer customers and partners even more choices in how they can consume best-of-breed security and is yet another unique and differentiated way Fortinet is empowering customers with the best, integrated security and networking innovation in real-time. Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Fortinet, said the acquisition of OPAQ actually further enhances the company’s existing SASE offering enabling it to deliver the most complete SASE platform in the market.

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