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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Adam Leeflang

General Manager, Opmantek

adaml@opmantek.com

+61 731 023 042

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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).

OPMANTEK WELCOMES NASA ABOARD WITH NEW AGREEMENT

OPMANTEK WELCOMES NASA ABOARD WITH NEW AGREEMENT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (July 07, 2021) – Opmantek Software, one of the world’s leading providers of automated network management software, welcomes NASA onboard with a recent agreement to provide software and support to the Artemis program. In a move that will support the progress of humankind’s space exploration, this agreement will ensure that NASA has the right software to achieve the mission outcomes.

“We are so excited to provide a piece of the complex infrastructure that will help NASA land on the Moon,” said Craig Nelson, CEO of Opmantek. “To think that Opmantek, just like many other suppliers, is part of this mission is fantastic. This mission, just like the Apollo program, will make history and it’s something we can talk to our kids about.”

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, telecommunications 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.

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 at www.opmantek.com

About NASA:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. The agency has a diverse workforce of just under 18,000 civil servants, and works with many more U.S. contractors, academia, and international and commercial partners to explore, discover, and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

NASA also leads a Moon to Mars exploration approach, which includes working with U.S. industry, international partners, and academia to develop new technology, and send science research and soon humans to explore the Moon on Artemis missions that will help prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. Learn more about NASA at https://www.nasa.gov

Opmantek and Nextlink Internet Sign 10-Year Deal to Optimize Internet Service Delivery

Opmantek and Nextlink Internet Sign 10-Year Deal to Optimize Internet Service Delivery

Opmantek Software, one of the world’s leading providers of Automated Network Management Software, has secured a ten-year agreement to provide software and support to Nextlink Internet.
In a move that will support the rapid growth of Nextlink Internet’s network expansion, this agreement will achieve even higher telecommunications reliability and customer experience across the residential, SME, education and Government verticals.

Nextlink Internet CEO, Bill Baker, says superior customer service is Nextlink Internet’s most significant market differentiator. But it needs to be backed up with the suitable systems and processes, “and that’s something that Opmantek brings to the table with their Network Management Software. I need to future proof Nextlink. Certainly, long term agreements are far and few between nowadays. However, Opmantek’s solution allows us to make changes to our business and not be locked into something that isn’t flexible, slows our progress or limits our capability. It’s not just an investment in Opmantek, but an investment in our business. We are all excited to have them aboard.”

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, Telecommunications companies and ISPs worldwide. This was an essential consideration for the Nextlink Internet team.

Opmantek CEO Craig Nelson says the multi-year relationship with Nextlink Internet was a great example of Opmantek’s commitment to working with their customers to find the best commercial and technical solutions to grow their business.

“Opmantek is a global company, but the recent interest from the US market has been extraordinary. US customers like Nextlink Internet recognize we have technology that works at scale, at a low cost. In many cases, we are replacing outdated systems that aren’t flexible enough to allow businesses to grow and change. We look at every customer as a long term customer and consider our relationship as being a partnership. It’s the way we operate that benefits the customer.

Nextlink’s Jordan Long Director of Network Operations, says, “Opmantek has transformed our operation from reactive to proactive. Being on the front foot allows us to deliver a new level of customer service. Having insights from the rich data that the platform provides us on network health drives our capacity upgrade strategies. We’re integrating it into NOC operations and we’re reaping the benefits, and we’ve only just started.

The platform proved itself during the recent snowstorms. Jordan continues, “I am so pleased we had it. It allowed us to quickly identify the problems and dispatch staff to fix hardware and kept our helpdesk across the situation, ensuring our customers were updated. Not a single alert was false, or an event missed. We recovered quickly.”

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 a multi-award-winning 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 at www.opmantek.com.

About Nextlink Internet:

Nextlink Internet is an internet service provider delivering high-speed internet and voice services throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas & Nebraska to residential, business, K-12, higher learning, and governmental agencies.
Nextlink Internet uses fixed wireless and fibre-optic technology to deliver voice and data services to the under-served enterprise, commercial, and residential markets within the states they serve.
Since initiating operations in the fall of 2012 in Weatherford, Texas, Nextlink Internet has experienced radical, organic growth. It has become one of the largest wireless internet service providers in the nation. Currently, Nextlink Internet ranks as the 6th largest fixed wireless provider in the United States.
Learn more about Nextlink Internet at www.Nextlinkinternet.com

Press Contacts

Adam Leeflang
General Manager, Opmantek
adaml@opmantek.com
+61 731 023 042
www.opmantek.com