OPAQ, PacketFabric to Deliver Security Enabled Network-as-a-Service

OPAQ, the SASE network company, and PacketFabric, the Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, has announced a partnership to provide customers on-demand, elastic Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) connectivity with a comprehensive suite of built-in security controls, the company said.

The joint offerings enable organizations to easily and quickly provision connections between their data centers, cloud service providers, field offices and remote users, that are protected by highly performant and scalable threat inspection and prevention capabilities.

The recent Coronavirus outbreak underscores the challenges organizations face in adapting legacy network and security architectures to the cloud and new digital business requirements. With entire companies mandating that employees work from home, networks designed to support 50 or so remote users, must now provide access for hundreds or even thousands of connections. In addition to bandwidth problems, COVID-19-related remote work is straining security appliances used to inspect traffic entering and leaving corporate data centers, while devices used by employees are now under-protected, which opens the door to new security risks.

The OPAQ SASE platform provides PacketFabric users enterprise-grade Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) and Endpoint Protection-as-a-Service (EPaaS) on a fully encrypted infrastructure that can be centrally managed through the OPAQ 360 cloud console for 100% network visibility and control. Through the OPAQ SASE platform, customers can securely reach PacketFabric´s ecosystem of cloud service providers, XaaS companies, unified communication services, and other collaboration partners to support the growing demand for remote work.

OPAQ is the premier networking and security cloud company. The OPAQ cloud is a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform that protects an organization´s entire distributed network — data centers, branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices across all ports and protocols. To learn more, visit www.opaq.com.

PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale.