Fortinet announces the aquistion of OPAQ Networks

Fortinet today announced that it has acquired OPAQ Networks. OPAQ’s Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) cloud solution protects organizations’ distributed networks starting from data centers, branch offices, remote users, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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.”

With the OPAQ acquisition, unlike other cloud security providers, Fortinet will deliver:

• The best of scalability, performance, and security compared to any cloud security vendor.

• A broad integrated suite of cloud security solutions providing true Zero Trust security, unlike other ZTNA providers who leave many unprotected gaps in the attack surface.

• One-of-a-kind ZTNA solution with continuous security innovation at scale, leveraging Fortinet’s top-notch R&D talent to deliver security substance “under the hood”.

• Security and networking fully integrated, including Fortinet’s industry-leading SD-WAN, furthering the company’s Security-driven Networking approach.

• The most partner-friendly ZTNA offering in the market that remains true to Fortinet’s ongoing commitment to its valued partners.

Given the  remote workforce trends, 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.