Ovum and OPAQ to Present Webinar on Security Vulnerabilities Introduced by Network Modernization

Experts will Expose Often-Overlooked Security Shortcomings Associated
SD-WAN Deployments and How to Address Them

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ITchannel?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ITchannellt;/agt;–OPAQ, the network security
cloud company, today announced that its Chief Strategy Officer, Kenneth
Ammon and Rik Turner, Principal Analyst with Ovum, will present a
webinar on February 12 that explains security vulnerabilities often
introduced with network modernization and SD-WAN projects and how to
close the gaps.



Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer for OPAQ, is a recognized expert
in managed security, network security and government security. He
served as Chief Strategy Officer at Xceedium, a privileged access
management company until its acquisition by CA Technologies, and
founded managed security service provider (MSSP) pioneer NetSec
which was acquired by MCI/Verizon Business. Ken has testified on
security vulnerabilities affecting federal government IT
infrastructure and data, and served as adjunct faculty at the
National Cryptologic School, where he received the Scientific
Achievement Award. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where
he was a captain assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency.
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Ovum,
specializes in cybersecurity technology trends, IT security and
compliance. He provides analysis and insight on market evolution and
helps organizations determine what type of technology and vendors
they should pursue. Rik has also worked in Ovum’s Financial Services
Technology team, with a specialization in capital markets
technology. Prior to joining Ovum, he worked as a journalist for the
Financial Times, The Economist and others.


A new wave of network transformation is being undertaken by
companies of all sizes using software-defined approaches, including
SD-WAN. While SD-WAN enables organizations to re-tool their networks
for higher performance, greater flexibility and dramatically reduces
MPLS costs, it also introduces new security vulnerabilities. In this
webinar, experts from OPAQ and Ovum will explain the leading
security threats introduced through SD-WAN network modernization,
the risks they pose and best practices for implementing controls
that close the gaps.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London


Webinar delivered to your computer. For more information or to
register, visit https://www.securitynow.com/webinar.asp?webinar_id=1351.



To schedule a conversation with Ken Ammon, contact Marc Gendron at
marc@mgpr.net or +1 781.237.0341.

About Ovum

Ovum is a market-leading data, research and consulting firm focused on
helping digital service providers and their technology partners thrive
in the connected digital economy. Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the
most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source
of guidance for technology business leaders, CIOs, vendors, service
providers, and regulators looking for comprehensive, accurate, and
insightful market data, research, and consulting. With 23 offices across
six continents, Ovum offers a truly global perspective on technology and
media markets and provides thousands of clients with insight including
workflow tools, forecasts, surveys, market assessments, technology
audits, and opinion. Ovum is part of the Business Intelligence Division
of Informa plc, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing,
knowledge and events group listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more
information, visit: https://ovum.informa.com/
or follow on Twitter @Ovum.

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
software-defined network 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.


Marc Gendron
Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ

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