Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)

| July 16, 2017

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More data records were lost or stolen in the fi rst half of 2017 than in all of 2016 (1). And in 2017, Gartner found organizations were gravely underprepared for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More than half of companies affected by the regulation will not be in full compliance when it takes effect in May, the group said (2). With only two months to go before the regulation is enforced, studies show little has changed. Yet the pressure of complying with the upcoming law weighs more heavily on everyone’s shoulders by the day. Fortunately, solutions are readily available to businesses big and small seeking to ensure cyber resilience on their way to GDPR compliance.

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OPAQ 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 funded by Greenspring Associates, Columbia Capital, Harmony Partners, and Zero-G, Inc. To learn more, visit www.opaqnetworks.com.

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