New News Regarding FourV Systems


OPAQ Networks Acquires FourV Systems to Enhance Security Operations Management Automation
Acquisition Augments OPAQ Security-as-a-Service Platform with Performance and Regulatory Compliance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting

HERNDON, Va. – March 29, 2018 , OPAQ Networks, the network security cloud company, today

announced it has acquired FourV Systems, maker of GreySpark, which provides actionable business

intelligence for managing security operations. The patented GreySpark technology will be integrated

into the OPAQ Cloud platform and enable managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security

services providers (MSSPs) to automate the assessment of midsize customers’ security architecture

and regulatory compliance maturity.

Effectively communicating the need for and value of security investments to business decision

makers is often a challenge for MSPs and MSSPs. The integration of FourV’s risk and executive

reporting platform now enables OPAQ channel partners to provide automated security metrics and

key performance indicators to non-technical management in terms that are easy to understand.

“The OPAQ Cloud platform already makes it simpler for service providers to deliver and manage

Fortune 100-grade security for their midsize enterprise customers,” said Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy

Officer of OPAQ Networks. “The integration of FourV Systems’ GreySpark further enables our

partners to demonstrate to customers the value of the security services they are providing.”

“OPAQ Networks shared our vision for automating security operations management, and we felt

their focus on providing a turnkey, enterprise-grade solution for MSPs and MSSPs will revolutionize

offerings in that market,” said Derek Gabbard, President of FourV Systems. “From a technical

standpoint, GreySpark was a natural fit for the OPAQ Cloud platform. It provides a transparent

overlay that gathers the intelligence and metrics service providers need to manage and report on the

security and compliance posture of their customers to both IT and business leaders.”

The Power to Capture and Communicate Security Value to Customers

Manual security data collection, analysis and reporting is a high cost component for MSPs/MSSPs,

and is difficult to scale across large customer bases. The acquisition of FourV Systems extends the

OPAQ Cloud platform with automation and machine learning in a way that dramatically reduces the

time and expense associated with manual reporting. OPAQ now arms service providers with metrics

that transparently demonstrate the efficacy of security programs in the context of business and

control frameworks including the NIST CSF, CIS, PCI, GDPR, the new Handbook for Election

Infrastructure Security, and more.

Enables MSPs/MSSPs to perform cost-effective performance assessments at scale

FourV’s technology also automates many security management operations, enhances managed

detection and response (MDR) activities, and provides the following benefits for OPAQ channel


● Frees expensive security analyst resources from tedious report writing so they can focus on

hunt and response activities

● Automates the gathering and analysis of distributed data sets necessary to produce

continuous risk management and compliance reporting

● Streamlines compliance assessments and audits by mapping and visualizing controls to the

corresponding NIST CSF operational security functions

About the OPAQ Security-as-a-Service Cloud Platform

The OPAQ Cloud platform enables service providers to make best-of-breed network security

capabilities accessible to midsize enterprises. It combines a private network backbone with

next-generation firewall, web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, and software-defined

segmentation capabilities that are powered by industry-leading security technologies and OPAQ

intellectual property. OPAQ is the only company that offers this depth and breadth of



The OPAQ Cloud platform with FourV Systems’ GreySpark will be available in Spring 2018.

About OPAQ Networks

OPAQ Networks is the premier network security cloud company. The OPAQ Cloud platform enables

partners to deliver Fortune 100-grade network security-as-a-service to midsize enterprises on a

software-defined network optimized for speed and performance. With OPAQ, service providers can

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

instantly 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 Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more,


Media Contact:

Marc Gendron

Marc Gendron PR for OPAQ Networks



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