Palo Alto Networks Boosts Technology Partner Program
Palo Alto Networks, known for its “next-generation” firewall technology, has endeavored to expand the community of vendors inside its Technology Partner Program. How will this shape the security landscape, and more importantly, how does this play into the channel? Read on …
For the uninitiated, the Technology Partner Program exists as a community of “mutual customers” who want to expand and improve on network security. By adding on new vendors, Palo Alto is able to expand this mutual security foundation to help comply with service provider needs, enterprise security priorities and the increasingly important ways to handle mobile device security. The new vendor lineup includes NitroSecurity, Enterasys and Arista Networks, along with Gigamon, Net Optics and Nordic Edge. For channel partners working with Palo Alto and implementing security technologies from vendors working with Palo Alto, they can bank on the fact their solutions are interoperable and compatible in the data center.
Palo Alto’s promise of delivering a next-generation firewall means collaboration is key to ensuring the best-of-breed and best-in-class practices are continually developed. Reminder: Palo Alto defines a next-generation firewall as a policy-based user-centric firewall that can control content, application information and other granular details of a network and network traffic.
In keeping with the theme of the next-generation firewall, Palo Alto has also created a database of applications that are supported with Palo Alto’s appliances. The aptly named “Applipedia” is part of Palo Alto’s Threat Research Center, and you can check it out here.