Westcon Group and Palo Alto Networks extend global partnership

Deal opens new channels in regions previously controlled by competitors

Westcon has expanded its global distribution agreement with Palo Alto which will open up new channels in regions previously controlled by competitors.

According to a company statement, the deal opens up new markets throughout the world for the industry’s fastest-growing enterprise security platform, empowering resellers using highly integrated global distribution capabilities.

The two companies have held regional distribution relationships for several years.

"As teams and processes align at a global level, the companies will soon do business in more than 40 countries," according to a company statement.

"Over the next few years, Palo Alto Networks and Westcon Group will invest in every theatre to take advantage of shared momentum, providing resellers access to a full technology ecosystem and more efficient global business operations."

Westcon Group chief executive, Dolph Westerbos, said Palo Alto Networks had been an important partner in the company's security Practice said Dolph Westerbos.

“Unifying our relationship globally just makes sense," he said.

"This provides our reseller and service provider partners with a broader and more consistent security portfolio around the world, and leverages Westcon’s technical and market expertise to drive new revenue."

Palo Alto Networks chairman and chief executive officer, Mark McLaughlin, said the company was pleased to have a major worldwide distribution partner committed to shared success in a global market hungry for a true next-generation enterprise security platform.”

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“For years, Westcon Group has been a valuable ally to Palo Alto Networks,” he said. “We now a major worldwide distribution partner committed to shared success in a global market hungry for a true next-generation enterprise security platform.”

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