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Fortinet Acquires SASE Security Provider Opaq Networks

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Fortinet has acquired Opaq Networks, a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud provider that promotes Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) cloud solutions to MSSPs. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This is M&A deal 294 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2020. See the complete M&A deal list here.

Opaq Networks: Multi-Tenant Cybersecurity for MSSPs

Opaq's multi-tenant platform allows managed security services providers (MSSPs), carriers and telecom companies to protect everything from data centers to branch offices, to remote users, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Fortinet asserts. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Opaq Networks raised $22.5 million in second round funding in 2018. The company built an MSSP and channel partner program, and also worked closely with Palo Alto Networks.

Opaq will align with Fortinet’s existing SASE offering. Various use cases, products and services will span next-generation firewall and SD-WAN capabilities, web security, sandboxingadvanced endpointidentity/multi factor authenticationmulti-cloud workload protectioncloud application security broker (CASB), browser isolation, and web application firewalling capabilities, Fortinet says.

Fortinet Security Acquisitions: Deal Flow

Fortinet has maintained steady activity in the M&A market. Other recent acquisitions by the company include:

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.