Fortinet acquired Cloud Security startup OPAQ Networks


Fortinet, a California based global leader in integrated, broad, and automated cybersecurity solutions, has now acquired OPAQ Networks. The financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

OPAQ offers a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) cloud solution that protects organizations distributed networks from data centers to branch offices, remote users, and IoT devices.

Executive Opinion

Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO, said, "The recent SASE market momentum further validates our Security-driven Networking approach and underscores what we’ve been saying for years. In this era of hyperconnectivity and expanding networks, with the network edge stretching across the entire digital infrastructure, networking and security must converge. In fact, the acquisition of OPAQ actually further enhances our existing SASE offering enabling Fortinet to deliver the most complete SASE platform on the market. The Fortinet SASE platform delivers the broadest security and industry-leading SD-WAN and networking offerings that can all be delivered to customers and partners through a flexible, cost efficient and patented zero-trust cloud architecture."

Fortinet and OPAQ Networks acquisition

The acquisition strengthens Fortinet's Security Fabric. OPAQ's patented ZTNA solution will enhance Fortinet's SASE to become a cloud security platform with a Zero Trust Access and Security, notes the announcement.

The solution will provide advanced firewall and SD-WAN Capabilities, sandboxing, advanced endpoint, multi-cloud protection, cloud application security broker, web application firewalling capabilities, multi-cloud workload protection, and browser isolation.
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