Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:54

Palo Alto, VMware extend global partnership


Enterprise security solutions vendor Palo Alto Networks and VMware have extended their global strategic partnership, announcing a new reseller agreement and the general availability of a previously launched integrated network security and network virtualisation solution.

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.

“As a result, customers can realise more agility and efficiency through centralised policy management and implementation.”

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.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired in 2020. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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