FirstWave Contract with Microsoft for Secure IoT Management

FirstWave Contract with Microsoft for Secure IoT Management

In response to significant interest from shareholders, FirstWave Cloud Technology Limited (ASX: FCT) (FirstWave), the global cybersecurity technology company, wishes to provide further information about a significant contract with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) signed by Opmantek Limited (Opmantek) shortly before its acquisition by FirstWave, as discussed in the Company’s Q2 FY22 Quarterly shareholder update on Wednesday 9 February 2022.

FirstWave has in place an agreement with Microsoft to monitor and secure the global technology giant’s Internet of Things (IoT) devices. During Q3 FY22, Microsoft will roll out FirstWave’s technology to an initial tranche of 20,000 devices to be enabled on the IoT management platform, with scope to significantly increase over time. The agreement will see FirstWave deploy its proprietary technology across Microsoft’s IoT network, enhancing its security practices and increasing network visibility to manage cybersecurity risk and minimise outages.

The agreement with Microsoft leverages a new capability FirstWave enabled following its recent acquisition of Opmantek. The secure IoT management product is currently being integrated into FirstWave’s proprietary CyberCision Platform and rolled out initially to the North American market.

FirstWave CEO, Danny Maher, said: “The massive number and variety of IoT devices connected to networks creates significant security vulnerabilities and management complexities for IT operations teams globally – even for the world’s largest technology companies. FirstWave’s proprietary CyberCision cybersecurity platform, combined with the intellectual property acquired from Opmantek, enables companies of all sizes to manage and secure their IoT environment, whether they have one device or millions”.

FirstWave’s newly-appointed Chief Revenue Officer, San Francisco-based Craig Nelson (previously Opmantek CEO), said: “To sign this agreement for secure IoT management with Microsoft, one of the world’s largest and most innovative technology companies, is a pleasing validation of the strength of FirstWave’s technology and its application for even the largest global players. We are proud that Microsoft has selected our technology in this emerging area of need and look forward to deepening our already strong relationship with the company.”

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Opmantek Appoints Experienced IT Director Ross Tanner as Head of Customer Success

Opmantek Appoints Experienced IT Director Ross Tanner as Head of Customer Success

SAN FRANCISCO-Opmantek Software, one of the world’s leading providers of automated network management software, has appointed Ross Tanner as Head of Customer Success, joining the company in December 2021.

Tanner is an Army veteran who brings extensive IT knowledge to the company. In his most recent role at Nextlink Internet, an internet service provider delivering high-speed internet and voice services throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, he managed all information technology and systems from on-premises to the cloud for both internal and external customers.

“Opmantek’s growth has continued into the fourth quarter with our recent acquisition,” said CEO Craig Nelson. “We’re excited to welcome Ross to the team as his experience as an Opmantek customer will help us accommodate this growth and prove valuable in providing outstanding customer support while driving renewals and expansion.”

Opmantek recently received an acquisition offer from FirstWave Cloud Technology, a global cybersecurity company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:FCT). Additionally, the company signed contracts to supply their market-leading network management and automation software to Microsoft and NASA. Opmantek is at the forefront of delivering Operational Process Automation to enterprise, telecommunications, and MSP organizations globally.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Opmantek at a pivotal moment in the company’s history,” said Tanner. “I look forward to successfully onboarding customers to the company’s end-to-end solution for network discovery, management and cybersecurity that is globally unique.”

Opmantek receives takeover bid from FirstWave

Opmantek receives takeover bid from FirstWave

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Opmantek is excited to announce that it has received an acquisition offer from FirstWave Cloud Technology, a global cybersecurity company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:FCT). The scrip-based offer will see the companies merge with Opmantek shareholders receiving 42% of the shares in the combined entity.

The proposed acquisition by FirstWave Cloud Technology would enable the integration of Opmantek’s software into FirstWave’s world’s first Open Security Management Platform. The FirstWave platform, CyberCision, enables Service providers anywhere to deliver valuable, cutting-edge cyber security services to their customer base. 

Danny Maher, Executive Chairman of Opmantek and recipient of the Australian CEO of the Year award in 2015, commented “we’re thrilled by the opportunity to join FirstWave and take our software and their software to new heights. I am thankful to all our customers, investors and staff for their commitment to the organisation – in particular our two product founders Keith Sinclair and Mark Unwin.” 

Opmantek is one of the world’s leading providers of automated network management software to enterprise, telecommunications and MSP organisations. Founded in Australia and with staff worldwide, Opmantek has achieved significant milestones on the global stage, including recently securing Microsoft and NASA as customers.

“The acquisition by FirstWave will enable the integration of Opmantek’s software onto FirstWave’s CyberCision Open Security Management Platform and create an end-to-end solution for network discovery, management and cybersecurity that is globally unique. I am excited to lead FirstWave on completion and truly believe we have an incredible opportunity to be the automated network and security management platform of choice for MSPs globally,” Maher said. 

Speaking to Opmantek customers, CEO Craig Nelson said: “While we are incredibly excited by the opportunities that will now be available to the new, combined entity, our commitment to our existing products and customers is unwavering. At our core, we build intelligent network management software that gives businesses access to visibility, control, and automation of their IT environments; that has not and will not change in this exciting new chapter.”

“Thank you to all of our customers that have helped us reach this milestone in the company’s journey, and I’m excited to enter this new chapter with you as we continue to support each other,” Nelson said. 

Following the transaction, Maher will join the FirstWave board together with existing Opmantek Board advisor Ray Kiley.  Maher will also serve as CEO of the combined entity, continuing to work alongside current Opmantek CEO Craig Nelson who will remain to spearhead the expanded global sales organisation from North America. All Opmantek staff and current product offerings will remain in place.

Read more about the acquisition:
https://www.firstwavecloud.com/opmantek-acquisition.html

About FirstWave:

FirstWave, a leading Australian global cybersecurity technology company, has delivered cybersecurity-as-a-service solutions since 2004, in line with its mission to democratise enterprise-grade cybersecurity-as-a-service for the SMB market. In an increasingly connected and vulnerable digital world, FirstWave believes that safe business is good business and that every business should have access to enterprise-grade cybersecurity. FirstWave’s infrastructure, management and security processes are certified to ISO 27001 Information Security Management System Standard and ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard.

https://www.firstwavecloud.com/ 

Opmantek Signs Agreement With Microsoft for Network Management

Opmantek Signs Agreement With Microsoft for Network Management

Opmantek Software, one of the world’s leading providers of automated network management software to enterprise, telecommunications and MSP organisations, has secured an agreement to provide software and support to manage Microsoft’s internal networks. The Gold Coast founded company will give Microsoft visibility over its network environment and the ability to monitor its equipment and devices all in one place. The agreement also includes event configuration and compliance management.

“We are proud to support Microsoft’s efforts to improve its networks’ reliability and customer experience,” said Craig Nelson, CEO of Opmantek. “Opmantek is excited to help Microsoft with a thorough Linux-based management and monitoring solution, this partnership demonstrates that our technology is ideal for customers operating in any environment.”

Microsoft was impressed with Opmantek’s automated device discovery capability and detailed inventory of data centers. Opmantek will provide in-depth monitoring and alarming for all of Microsoft’s devices.  It will also automate IP address management across all types of devices and network topologies and provide a flexible framework to automate troubleshooting and remediation.

“It is great to see the level of trust that an organisation such as Microsoft has in the Opmantek solution, and this partnership demonstrates that Australian companies have the ability to empower some of the biggest companies in the world,” said Keith Sinclair, CTO of Opmantek. “One of Opmantek’s key philosophies is to offer a flexible framework that can seamlessly fit into any network, Microsoft aligned with this and are able to gain detailed, in-depth monitoring and event management for all devices.”

In addition to onboarding Microsoft as a client, in July this year Opmantek also announced an agreement to supply services to NASA to help alongside the Artemis program which will land the first woman and first person of colour on to the moon. NASA also chose Opmantek for the ability to handle events in real-time in a mission critical setting. One of the key features of Opmantek Software is their flexibility to be used in any environment as well as their automated resolution of events.

Opmantek Software is well known for its ability to scale, replace or consolidate older systems and its flexibility to deliver network visibility and automation regardless of the size, location and type of hardware and software infrastructure. It is trusted by managed service providers (MSPs), telecommunications companies, internet service providers (ISPs) worldwide and any operation where monitoring the IT network is critical to successful operations.

About Opmantek: 

Opmantek is an industry-leading software company operating in the field of Intelligent Network Management, Network Process Automation and IT Audit. Opmantek software manages some of the world’s most complex IT environments, including some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers and Managed Service Providers.

About Microsoft: 

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Wireless Internet Service Provider TISD extends partnership with Opmantek

Wireless Internet Service Provider TISD extends partnership with Opmantek

Opmantek Software, one of the world’s leading providers of Automated Network Management Software and IT Audit and Compliance, has signed TISD for 5 years.

Craig Nelson, Opmantek CEO, says, “Renewing any customer is great, but to renew for 5 years is fantastic. TISD is a great Wireless Internet Service Provider who really understands what’s important to their customers. And for every WISP customer that is uptime, which is maintained through reliable and predictable infrastructure. Opmantek fits in here providing the systems monitoring allowing TISD to be on top of issues before they become serious problems.”

Opmantek Software is well known for its ability to scale, replace or consolidate older systems and its flexibility to deliver network visibility and automation regardless of the size, location, and type of hardware and software infrastructure. It’s validated by MSPs, Telecommunication companies, ISPs worldwide and any operation where monitoring the IT Network is critical to successful operations.

Request a demonstration of Opmantek Software or talk to a Network Engineer about your specific network management, automation, or audit requirements – book an appointment here.

 

About Opmantek: 

Opmantek is an industry-leading software company operating in the field of Intelligent Network Management, Network Process Automation and IT Audit. Opmantek software manages some of the world’s most complex IT environments, including some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers and Managed Service Providers.

Learn more about Opmantek here.

 

About TISD: 

TISD is an Internet Service Provider that provides high-speed wireless Internet to customers in the Texas Gulf Coast area. By utilizing wireless networking devices, TISD brings reliable and fast Internet without a cable or phone connection to customers who need it.

For over 20 years they have proven experience in operating a wireless broadband network 24/7, for thousands of customers from the first point of contact to the installation and ongoing support. TISD also offers computer repairs and other technical support.

TISD is locally owned and operated and located in Victoria and Port Lavaca, Texas.

Learn more about TISD here.

 

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Opmantek Expands Team to Support Growth and Enhance Customer Support

Opmantek Expands Team to Support Growth and Enhance Customer Support

Opmantek, one of the world’s leading providers of network management, automation, monitoring and auditing software, today announced the addition of several new team members in its U.S. office to drive growth and innovation in automated network solutions for its customers. The new hires bring decades of experience in sales and software development.

“Our network management, automation, monitoring and auditing solutions are the preferred choice of global organizations to reduce network outages and improve uptime in complex IT environments,” said Craig Nelson, Opmantek CEO. “We’re thrilled to welcome these talented new employees to support the current and future growth of our North American business and provide outstanding customer support.”

 

Opmantek welcomes the following team members in the U.S.:

  • Patrick Dobry, Account Executive. Patrick brings over nine years of sales and leadership experience with expertise in IT consultative solution selling, customer relationship development and account management. He is knowledgeable in cloud and cutting-edge computing technologies as a key solutions advisor.
  • Keith McKay, Support Engineer. Keith is a technical problem solver who enjoys building on his expertise and resolving challenging technical issues. He brings a wide knowledge of tools, languages and best-practice methodologies to Opmantek.
  • Melissa Papagno, Sales Development Representative. Melissa is an experienced sales professional with a broad background in software. She has a passion for driving audience and revenue growth and helping companies improve the management and predictability of their networks.
  • Doug Reed, Senior Developer. Doug joins Opmantek with a background in solution design, management, operations and software development. He has designed several innovative solutions throughout his career and loves to find ways to automate where automation was considered too difficult or impossible.
  • Lino Roberto, Account Manager. Lino is a creative account executive with several years of experience in business development and relationship building. He brings an extensive knowledge in software licenses, computer hardware and managing enterprise organizations to Opmantek.

 

Opmantek’s Intelligent Network Management and IT Audit software delivers increased flexibility and improved network visibility regardless of size, location and type of hardware and software infrastructure. Opmantek supports managed service providers (MSPs), telecommunications companies, internet service providers (ISPs) and any organizations that depend on successful network management.

For a personal demonstration of Opmantek software or to talk to a network engineer about network management, automation or audit needs, book a demo with us.

 

About Opmantek:

Opmantek is a software company operating in the field of Intelligent network management, network process automation and IT audit. Opmantek’s software helps IT teams detect faults, automate the process, review current and historical network performance, predict where future failures are likely to occur and audit everything attached to their network, cost-effectively. Opmantek software manages some of the world’s most complex IT environments, including some of the world’s largest telecommunications carriers and Managed Service Providers. Learn more about Opmantek and our products here.

 

Reference:

Alvarez. C, (2021) Opmantek and Nextlink Internet Sign 10-Year Deal to Optimize Internet Service Delivery Available at https://www.prweb.com/releases/opmantek_expands_team_to_support_growth_and_enhance_customer_support/prweb18020873.htm (Accessed 29 June 2021).