Chad Kinzelberg, Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Palo Alto Networks, said today the reseller agreement and general availability of the joint solution represented a “key milestone in our strategic partnership with VMware.”
“It builds upon the extensive co-development efforts we have jointly invested to help customers realise a truly seamless and agile software-defined data centre with built-in security protections and helps make it easy to procure the necessary components.”
Kinzelberg said the integrated Palo Alto and VMware solution lets customers use the distributed network and services insertion capabilities of VMware NSX with the Palo Alto next-generation security technologies to easily deploy, scale, safely enable and protect applications for software-defined data centres.
The solution includes the Palo Alto VM-1000-HV - a new VM-Series model designed for VMware NSX interoperability - security subscription, the Panorama centralised management platform and premium customer support combined with the VMware NSX network virtualisation platform.
Kinzelberg said that the security components are now available from Palo Alto resellers and the VMware NSX network virtualisation platform is available from VMware.
And, beginning in the second quarter of this year, customers will be able to purchase the complete bundled solution as a packaged offering directly from VMware and VMware Elite NSX partners.
Kinzelberg said that to simplify deployment, Palo Alto and VMware have published a validated technical reference design with key implementation use cases.