Herndon, VA (October 4, 2017) OPAQ Networks has entered into a strategic alliance with broadband and hybrid WAN leader Silver Peak to deliver an integrated security and software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solution to Miles & Stockbridge P.C., a leading law firm with multiple distributed offices across the mid-Atlantic region. The new OPAQ and Silver Peak alliance provides Miles & Stockbridge with the ability to deploy its network with performance, flexibility and cost advantages, along with comprehensive security protection.
Miles & Stockbridge is progressive in its use of advanced technology, yet was challenged with securing its complex network with limited networking and security staff. OPAQ’s security-as-a-service platform empowers Miles & Stockbridge with a simpler, centralized and more cost-effective way to manage fully integrated security services for their network. The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution proved compelling given its ability to connect Miles & Stockbridge attorneys and employees to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies, including consumer broadband, without compromising network or application performance. The combination of the OPAQ Networks security platform and the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution lowers costs and enhances the firm’s productivity and client service agility.
The integrated OPAQ and Silver Peak solution provides Miles & Stockbridge with the following advanced network and security capabilities:
- Sub-second ISP failover
- Dynamic path conditioning
- Broadband high availability
- Network quality of service
- Network security policy enforcement
- Comprehensive threat inspection
- Full network and security reporting
- Centralized security management, logging, and visibility
The firm is also leveraging Silver Peak First-packet iQ to identify and classify applications on the first packet and automatically steer traffic, in compliance with security policies, directly to the Internet from each branch location to the OPAQ security points of presence. By enabling granular Internet breakout, Miles & Stockbridge eliminates the increased latency and bandwidth costs associated with backhauling applications traffic through the data center.
“In a busy law firm like ours, it is challenging to consistently manage the appropriate risk/security posture while delivering the network and application performance which our employees need to service clients,” says Tim Rodgers, IT Operations Manager at Miles & Stockbridge. “Now, by working with OPAQ and Silver Peak, we have lowered our risk and have a faster, more reliable network that operates securely and at the speed of business.”
“Many mid-market organizations face the same need for faster, more reliable networking and simplified, centralized security,” says Kenneth Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer of OPAQ Networks. “Traditionally, organizations would expect to sacrifice speed and performance for security. This strategic alliance really represents that this former reality is merely a myth – and that myth is now debunked.”
“For geographically distributed firms like Miles & Stockbridge, the cloud and WAN are critical to connecting users to applications and ultimately the firm’s success,” said Pat Gilbreath, vice president of North America sales at Silver Peak. “The combination of the OPAQ security as-a-service platform and EdgeConnect provides Miles & Stockbridge with the ability to establish and enforce robust network-wide security policies, while taking advantage of broadband connectivity, to confidently maintain the application service levels required to go the extra mile in servicing its clients.”
About OPAQ Networks
OPAQ Networks delivers security-as-a-service with its cloud-based platform that empowers organizations to simplify security management, centralize policy enforcement, and reduce costs. With OPAQ, organizations can receive comprehensive security protection without the need to acquire, test, integrate, and manage a multitude of security products and services. This enables them to more easily secure their hybrid IT infrastructure, keep ahead of emerging threats, and instantly adapt to regulatory requirements. Based in Northern Virginia, OPAQ is a privately held company that has earned the trust of reputable brands. Learn more at opaqnetworks.com.