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

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 [email protected] 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. OPAQs 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
[email protected]