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OPAQ and Equinix to Present Session on Protecting Modern Networks with Next Generation Firewall-as-a-Service at Palo Alto Ignite ‘19

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OPAQ, the network security cloud
company, announced today that its Chief Strategy Officer, Ken Ammon will
present a session with Vaughn Eisler, Director of Business Development
for Equinix entitled, “Deploying NG Firewall-as-a-Service for Today’s
Modern Network” at the Palo Alto Ignite ‘19 conference on June 4, 2019.


          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.
Vaughn Eisler, Director of Business Development for Equinix is a
networking and security expert with more than 25 years of experience
at leading communications service providers and technology vendors.
He has served in management and technical roles at Symantec, Nokia
Corporation, Dialogic and other leading organizations.


In every industry, organizations are re-architecting their networks
for greater interconnectivity and performance to support digital
transformation initiatives, reduce costs and improve user
experience. However, this network retooling and transition to the
cloud is introducing a network security visibility and control gap
that is not addressed by on-premises firewalls. In this session,
attendees will learn:

• The new security challenges being introduced by digital

• What “breaks” when enterprises attempt to implement network
security across multi-cloud environments using traditional
on-premises firewalls

• Why a Next-Generation Firewall-as-a-Service approach addresses
and mitigates these risks

• How to integrate Next-Generation Firewall-as-a-Service within
existing network topographies



Tuesday, June 4 @ 1:00 p.m. CDT


Palo Alto Ignite ‘19, Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez
St., Austin, TX.

For more information or to register, visit



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

About OPAQ
OPAQ is the premier network security cloud
company. OPAQ’s cloud platform enables partners to deliver Fortune
100-grade security-as-a-service on infrastructure purpose-built for
security 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