Palo Alto Networks' Cortex MSSP ecosystem has grown 146% year over year.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

October 26, 2022

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Palo Alto Networks has expanded its NextWave program for partners to better address customer demand for incident response (IR) services.

The NextWave program aligns with the expansion of the Palo Alto Networks Cortex MSSP ecosystem. It grew 146% year over year.

Partners can deliver IR services powered by Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex Extended Detection and Response (XDR). Leveraging a partner specializing in IR services can accelerate response and remediation across the incident lifecycle for holistic response to an incident.

The Palo Alto Networks NextWave program offers:

  • IR XDR technology built utilizing use cases to reduce time and resources spent on delivering services.

  • Expert technical and deployment support 24/7 for online access to XDR tenants within minutes and around-the-clock technical support.

  • Expanded routes to market with more ways to offer proactive services to clients pre-or post-IR engagement. That includes advanced threat analytics, proactive assessments and attack surface management.

Constant Drumbeat to Market

Karl Soderlund is Palo Alto Networks’ senior vice president of worldwide channel sales.


Palo Alto Networks’ Karl Soderlund

“We always put pressure on ourselves and stress in the system to make sure that we are bringing the best solutions and opportunities for our partners,” he said. “And the NextWave program for threat response is one of those. So it’s the constant drumbeat that we bring to market.”

Navigating rapidly evolving risks can pose a challenge for organizations, according to Palo Alto Networks. To solve this challenge, many turn to MSSPs for help strengthening their security outcomes.

Kevin Kilgo is vice president of managed services at Fulcrum Technology Solutions.

“Earning the Palo Alto Networks NextWave designation for threat response helps further our security team’s expertise in delivering a holistic security operations platform to our customers,” he said. “Combining Fulcrum’s managed security services, our 24x7x365 security operations center (SOC), security information and event management (SIEM)-as-a-service, and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) capabilities with the best-in-class power of Cortex XDR has helped our SOC team significantly in addressing the ever-growing burden of our customer’s detection and response operations.”

See our slideshow above for more about the expanded Palo Alto Networks NextWave program.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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